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Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality - Paul Barber
Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality
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In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everyone in the city, to the testimony of a... show more
In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everyone in the city, to the testimony of a doctor who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard full of Serbian vampires, his book is fascinating reading.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780300048599 (0300048599)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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4.0 Vampires, Burial, and Death by Paul Barber
TITLE: Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality AUTHOR: Paul Barber DATE PUBLISHED: 1988 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780300041262 ___________________________ DESCRIPTION: "In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first ...
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It's been ages since I read this and I think it would get another star if the main thing I didn't remember so very, very clearly was the description of the process of decomposition. Specifically the "liquifaction of the eyeballs." So three stars because I am so annoyingly squeamish. But the book was...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
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Barber presents a rather convincing and interesting theory in this book, arguing that vampire legends and folklore developed as a means to expalin decomposition. The book is worth a read not only for the theory but als because of the amount of translation and sources that Barber looks at. If you a...
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