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A Lycanthropy reader : werewolves in Western culture

Author: Charlotte F Otten
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dorset Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Medical cases, diagnoses, descriptions; trial records, historical accunts, sightings; philosophical and theological approaches to metamorphosis; critical essays on lycanthropy; myths and legends; allegory."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lycanthropy reader.
New York, N.Y. : Dorset Press, 1989
(OCoLC)762228374
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte F Otten
ISBN: 0880294000 9780880294003
OCLC Number: 20821396
Notes: "Medical cases, diagnoses, descriptions; trial records, historical accounts, sightings; philosophical and theological approaches to metamorphosis; critical essays on lycanthropy; myths and legends; allegory."
Description: xiv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A case of lycanthropy / Harvey A. Rosenstock and Kenneth R. Vincent --
Lycanthropy revisited / Frida G. Surawicz and Richard Banta --
Admirable histories / I. Goulart --
Diseases of the mind / Robert Burton --
A treatise / Robert Bayfield --
A wolf which conversed with a priest / Giraldus Cambrensis --
Jean Grenier, a French werewolf / retold by Sabine Baring-Gould --
Stubble Peter --
Of the metamorphosis of men into beasts / Henry Boguet --
British werewolves / Elliott O'Donnell --
Whether witches can by some glamour change men into beasts / Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger --
Of transformations / Reginald Scot --
Men-woolfes / James I --
Spirits and devils / John Deacon and John Walker --
Shape-changing in the Old Norse sagas / H.R. Ellis Davison --
Witchcraft in France and Switzerland / E. William Monter --
The scientific status of demonology / Stuart Clark --
On porphyria and the aetiology of werwolves / L. Illis --
The medical origins of the European witch craze: a hypothesis / Leland L. Estes --
Lycaon and Jupiter / Ovid --
Niceros's story / Petronius --
Arthur and Gorlagon / Rawlinson MS. --
The lay of the were-wolf / Marie de France --
The werewolf / Eugene Field --
"The other side": a Breton legend / Eric Stenbock --
The were-wolf / Clemence Housman.
Responsibility: edited by Charlotte F. Otten.

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"Medical cases, diagnoses, descriptions; trial records, historical accunts, sightings; philosophical and theological approaches to metamorphosis; critical essays on lycanthropy; myths and legends; allegory."

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