Vampires Through the Ages

Vampires Through the Ages

Lore & Legends of the World's Most Notorious Blood Drinkers

Paperback - 2012
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Interred in shadows no more, the vampire mythos is illuminated in this captivating exploration of one of the world's most sinister--and feared--creatures.

Join Brian Righi as he unearths the truth behind myths and beliefs, both ancient and modern. He traces the evolution of the vampire--from Dracula's mysteriously empty grave and the enduring legend it spawned to terrifying documented cases of the real-life blood drinkers of today. Sordid and sultry, the vampire's long and gruesome history is revealed:

--Various cultures' beliefs and superstitions surrounding bloodthirsty immortals
--Chilling true accounts of the unquenchable bloodlust of historical figures such as Vlad the Impaler and Countess Báthory
--Stories and lore from villagers, as recalled from the author's travels through Romania
--Serial killers who suffered from delusions of vampirism
--How the early Christian church inadvertently fed into the 18th-century Eastern European vampire scare

Publisher: Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780738726489
Characteristics: xi, 215 p. ; 21 cm.


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