Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology [NOOK Book]

Overview

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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Vampirologist and self-proclaimed skeptic Bane (Haunted Historic Greensboro) offers an expanded sequel to Matthew Bunson's Vampire Encyclopedia. Looking beyond popular Transylvania-focused legends, Bane's approach exemplifies solid cross-cultural scholarship. An illuminating introduction presents a survey of the vampire myth's historical roots and continued evolution. Subsequent entries, organized alphabetically by vampire name, include phonetic pronunciations and define the many tangible and intangible vampiric forms that hail from every continent around the globe. Entries run between several lines and several paragraphs and are consistently followed by multiple-source titles. A thorough resource for dark mythologists and vampire enthusiasts.
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786455812
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,101,219
  • File size: 498 KB

Meet the Author

Theresa Bane, a professional vampirologist, has appeared on the Discovery Channel's "Twisted Histories: Vampires" and E!'s "10 Sexiest Vampires." Also the author of other books on unusual phenomena, she lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Inroduction 7

The Encyclopedia 13

Bibliography 155

Index 183

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

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    Vampire v.s pac-man who will when.aaaaasssssooooommmmmeeeeeeee was me to

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