The Secret History of Vampires

The Secret History of Vampires

Their Multiple Forms and Hidden Purposes

eBook - 2010
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The countless movies and books inspired by vampires who have a predilection for human blood are based on incidents recorded as fact in newspapers and judicial archives in the centuries preceding the works of Bram Stoker and other writers. Digging through these forgotten records, Claude Lecouteux unearths a very different figure of the vampire.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, c2010.
ISBN: 9781594776847
1594776849
Characteristics: 1 online resource (184 p., plates) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Graham, Jon E.
Contents: The vampire myth
Man, life, death
The life of the dead
Precursors of the vampire
Names of the vampire
How do we protect ourselves from vampires?
Identifying and killing the vampire
Questions and answers.
Summary: The countless movies and books inspired by vampires who have a predilection for human blood are based on incidents recorded as fact in newspapers and judicial archives in the centuries preceding the works of Bram Stoker and other writers. Digging through these forgotten records, Claude Lecouteux unearths a very different figure of the vampire.

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