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Vampires, Burial, and Death

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ISBN-10: 0300164815

ISBN-13: 9780300164817

Edition: 2010

Authors: Paul Barber

List price: $22.00
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In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everyone in the city, to the testimony of a doctor who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard full of Serbian vampires, his book is fascinating reading. "This study's comprehensiveness and the author's bone-dry wit make this compelling reading, not just for folklorists, but for anyone interested in a time when the dead wouldn't stay dead."Booklist "Barber's inquiry into vampires, fact and fiction, is a gem in the literature of…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Paul Barber is Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester, UK and a registered adult and mental health nurse possessing over 35 years experience. He is also co-author of "Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses 2e" (Open University Press, 2012)Joy Parkes is Senior Lecturer at University of Chester, UK. She is also a registered adult nurse and midwife and holds a Diploma in Health and Holistic Therapies.Diane Blundell is Senior Lecturer at University of Chester, UK and a registered adult nurse.

Preface to the 2010 Edition
Peter Plogojowitz
The Shoemaker of Silesia
Visum et Repertum
De Tournefort's Vrykohkas
How Revenants Come into Existence
The Appearance of the Vampire
Apotropaics I
Apotropaics II
Search and Destroy
The Vampire's Activity
Some Theories of the Vampire
The Body after Death
Actions and Reactions
Hands Emerging from the Earth
Down to a Watery Grave
Killing the Vampire
Body Disposal and Its Problems
The Soul after Death
Keeping Body and Soul Apart