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The vampire : a new history

Author: Nick Groom
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori's publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom's detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Groom
ISBN: 9780300232233 0300232233
OCLC Number: 1054933661
Description: xix, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
A note on the etymology of the word vampire --
Introduction: Creating : thinking with vampires --
Part I. Circulating : the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Unearthing the dead : medicine and detection, body and mind ; The lands of blood : place and race, territory and travel ; Ghostly theology : rational religion, spiritual reason ; The covenant of the undead : Catholicism and enlightenment, sanctity and danger --
Part II. Coagulating : the nineteenth century to the present. The cultures of death : Gothic romanticism, deathly words ; Mortal pathologies : being bestial, living lies ; Bleeding gold : Gothic capitalism and undead consumerism ; The Count, Dracula : smoke and mirrors - pen, paint and blood --
Conclusion: Crawling and creeping : living with vampires.
Responsibility: Nick Groom.

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"An authoritative take on the history of the vampire."-New York Times Book Review"Nick Groom concludes this invigorating study of vampires by suggesting that we should try to be a bit more like them. Read more...

 
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