Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

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by Theresa Bane
     
 

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From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.  See more details below

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From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

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Library Journal
a thorough resource
Choice
recommended
Midwest Book Review
informative...extensive...comprehensive...impressive...highly recommended
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—A self-proclaimed vampirologist (who doesn't believe in the creatures) covers diverse beliefs about vampires and their origins, from early accounts through to myths that persist today. Species such as Aluka, Gaki, Ramanga, and Zemu appear in the more than 600 authoritative and clearly written A-Z entries, many of which close with source material and cross-references. Many vampire types are not included, for instance fictional (author-created) or cryptozoological (legendary animal) creatures. As this encyclopedia is limited in coverage to mythology (no mentions of Twilight here), it will appeal primarily to readers intrigued with the broader topic of vampires.—Cara Moffett, formerly at Cumberland University Vise Library, Lebanon, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786455812
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,051,421
File size:
509 KB

Meet the Author

Theresa Bane, a professional vampirologist, has appeared on the Discovery Channel's "Twisted Histories: Vampires" and "William Shatner's Weird or What" for her expertise on the undead and is the author of other books on unusual phenomena. She lives in Staunton, Virginia.

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