Zombies: A Field Guide to the Walking Dead

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In the myths, legends, and folklore of many peoples, the returning, physical dead play a significant role, whether they are the zombies of Haiti or the draugr of Scandinavia. But what are the origins of an actual bodily return from the grave? Does it come from something deep within our psyche, or is there some truth to it?

In Zombies, Bob Curran explores how some of these beliefs may have arisen and the truths that lay behind them, examining ...

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Overview

In the myths, legends, and folklore of many peoples, the returning, physical dead play a significant role, whether they are the zombies of Haiti or the draugr of Scandinavia. But what are the origins of an actual bodily return from the grave? Does it come from something deep within our psyche, or is there some truth to it?

In Zombies, Bob Curran explores how some of these beliefs may have arisen and the truths that lay behind them, examining myths from all around the world and from ancient times including Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Celtic. Curran traces the evolution of belief in the walking cadaver from its early inception in religious ideology to the "Resurrections" and cataleptics of 18th century Europe, from prehistoric tale to Arthurian romance. Zombies even examines the notion of the "living dead" in the world today-entities such as the "living mummies" of Japan.

Zombies is a unique book, the only one to systematically trace the development of a cultural idea of physical resurrection and explore the myths that have grown around it, including the miracles of Old Testament prophets. It will interest those enticed by the return of the corporeal dead and also those curious as to how such an idea sits within the historical context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630223
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 780,218
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Curran is a broadcaster, writer, teacher, and researcher who has written a number of books including Vampires, Encyclopedia of the Undead, Walking with the Green Man, Celtic Lore & Legend, and Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms, all published by New Page Books. Curran was born in a remote area of Northern Ireland and has held a number of jobs-grave-digger, journalist, musician, and hospital porter among them. He travelled in many parts of the world, exploring the cultures and traditions of other peoples before returning to Northern Ireland to take several University degrees. He currently lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and young family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Wrong one.

    Oops. Not about AMCs the walking dead

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Violet 101

    I really like the walking dead and all of the books but i am not a crazed fan plus i like 2 look on the bright side of every thing so i will never write an absolutely bad review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Bri

    Walks up to a cliff and thinks about jjumping off it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Izue

    Kk. Moving to 'Zombie Hunting'

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Max

    Lays his body on the couch and cries

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Kitty

    Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    W

    W

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Awful.

    Geuss what? I just wasted four seconds of your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    This sucks

    What heck is this suppose to be i mean was totally stupid who would really read this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Hey Freb i know what where going to do today. Hey ferd i know what were gonna do tooodaaayyy!!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2008

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