Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality

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Yale University Press, 1988 - 236 páginas
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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Are no sparkly or sexy vampires here; not even any who wear evening dress and travel with coffins of dirt. This nonfiction book explores the very roots of the vampire legend and ties it to the ... Leer reseña completa

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Barber has written a stimulating, authoritative discourse on the relationship between the historical concepts of vampires in folklore and fiction across the ages and throughout the world. To explain ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Introduction
1
Peter Plogojowitz
5
The Shoemaker of Silesia
10
Visum et Repertum
15
De Tourneforts Vrykolakas
21
How Revenants Come into Existence
29
The Appearance of the Vampire
39
Apotropaics I
46
The Body after Death
102
Actions and Reactions
120
Hands Emerging from the Earth
133
Down to a Watery Grave
147
Killing the Vampire
154
Body Disposal and Its Problems
166
Keeping Body and Soul Apart
189
Conclusion
195

Search and Destroy
66
The Vampires Activity
82
Some Theories of the Vampire
98

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Sobre el autor (1988)

Paul Barber qualified in 1976. Until December 2003 he was a partner at Bevan Ashford Solicitors (now Bevan Brittan) where for many years he led the firm s NHS Litigation Department, increasingly specialising in the field of Mental Health and Human Rights law. He is now a Consultant to the firm and a freelance trainer and lecturer. He is extensively involved in training Approved Social Workers and lecturing on Section 12 Approval courses for doctors. He also provides training for the Mental Health Act Commission and numerous NHS Trusts and Health Authorities.

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