Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality

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Yale University Press, 1 janv. 1988 - 236 pages
In this book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires - 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 - and offers the first scientific explanation for the origin of the vampire legends. His book will be fascinating reading for scientists, historians, and anthropologists as well as for anyone interested in folklore.
 

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Are no sparkly or sexy vampires here; not even any who wear evening dress and travel with coffins of dirt. This nonfiction book explores the very roots of the vampire legend and ties it to the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Barber has written a stimulating, authoritative discourse on the relationship between the historical concepts of vampires in folklore and fiction across the ages and throughout the world. To explain ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
1
Peter Plogojowitz
5
The Shoemaker of Silesia
10
Visum et Repertum
15
De Tourneforts Vrykolakas
21
How Revenants Come into Existence
29
The Appearance of the Vampire
39
Apotropaics I
46
The Body after Death
102
Actions and Reactions
120
Hands Emerging from the Earth
133
Down to a Watery Grave
147
Killing the Vampire
154
Body Disposal and Its Problems
166
Keeping Body and Soul Apart
189
Conclusion
195

Search and Destroy
66
The Vampires Activity
82
Some Theories of the Vampire
98

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