Legends of Blood: The Vampire in History and Myth

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Overview

The vampire - that potent mixture of blood-lust and romantic horror - has a long history and a wealth of legend. This book looks at these myths and beliefs from those of ancient Greece and Egypt through to the modern vampire in literature and film.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750937368
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Origins 1
2 The vampire epidemics 11
3 The myth evolves 29
4 The path of blood 47
5 Landscapes of magic 65
6 Times of magic 81
7 Mother nature and the world of the vampire 93
8 A complementary figure of blood - the witch 108
9 The magus 124
10 The pact 137
11 The power of the mind 151
12 Beauty and the beast 167
13 The undead 179
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