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Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs, including The Return of the Dead and Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies. He lives in Paris.
" . . . readers interested in exploring vampire legend and lore will find this to be a book they can really sink their teeth into."
"Anyone curious into the origins of myths in general and the public perception of vampires in particular absolutely must read The Secret History of Vampires! Highly recommended especially for public library folklore shelves."
"The best-seller lists are fang-deep in vampire tales . . . So, to educate myself, I read a rather serious, scholarly tome on the subject: The Secret History of Vampires . . . Oh, what legends and stories are between these pages! . . . The dead are, indeed, dangerous."
"The book is comprehensive and small enough to provide a source as a great sit down-with-coffee book. Vampire lovers will in fact love this book . . . feels comprehensive and intriguing enough to perhaps give you an edge over vampiric discussions in the future—enjoy!
“Both scholarly and accessible in this translation, The Secret History of Vampires is a gem. Lecouteux reveals ancient precursors to the vampire myth that are overlooked by most researchers. These and other theories are backed by a plethora of supporting evidence, including primary sources in the appendices, making this a must-add to any vampire library.”
“Something for the serious student of the occult. It is a guaranteed page turner!”
“The book is excellent for any library, be the owner vampire or vampire hunter or simply the paranormal enthusiast or admirer from afar, wishing for a bite.”
“Vampire lovers will in fact love this book . . .”