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Vampires, burial, and death : folklore and reality

Author: Paul Barber
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers a scientific explanation for the origins of the legends.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Barber
ISBN: 0300041268 9780300041262 0300048599 9780300048599
OCLC Number: 17508995
Description: viii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Peter Plogojowitz --
The shoemaker of Silesia --
Visum et Repertum --
De Tournefort's Vrykolakas --
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.
Responsibility: Paul Barber.

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Surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers a scientific explanation for the origins of the legends.

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