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Title:
Vampires and vampirism : Legends from around the world
Author:
Wright, Dudley, 1868-1949.
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Uniform Title:
Vampires and vampirism
Publication Information:
Maple Shade, NJ : Lethe Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
vi, 220 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
First published in 1914, revised edition 1924 by William Rider and Son, Ltd.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781590210024
Format :
Book

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Summary

Vampires and Vampirism is part of the canon of works on the folklore of vampires. Inside these pages are many accounts of the presence of nocturnal creatures with an unnatural hunger. Readers will discover that tales of vampires are whispered not only in the sleepy villages of easternand central Europe but also in the Middle East, the Asian sub-continent, and the isles of Great Britain.


Table of Contents

I. Introductoryp. 1
II. Excommunication and its Powerp. 20
III. The Vampire in Babylonia, Assyria, and Greeoep. 35
IV. Vampirism in Great and Greater Britainp. 48
V. Vampirism in Germany and Surrounding Countriesp. 66
VI. Vampirism in Hungary, Bavaria, and Silesiap. 79
VII. Vampirism in Servia and Bulgariap. 95
VIII. Vampire Belief in Russiap. 109
IX. Vampirism among the Orientalsp. 130
X. Miscellaneap. 148
XI. Living Vampiresp. 176
XII. The Vampire in Literaturep. 186
XIII. Fact or Fiction?p. 197
Bibliographyp. 218