Vampires by Mark Collins Jenkins

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  • Title: Vampires
  • Author: Mark Collins Jenkins
  • Category: Folklore
  • Date: September 2012
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 1426210043


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What real-life character impressed Bram Stoker’s traditional Dracula? Did a blood-sucking demon hang-out historical Mespotamia? Did 16th-century Venetians drive a stake via the center of a real vampire, or was one thing more sinister at work? For 1000’s of years vampires have each terrified and titillated our imaginations. Right now vampires pervade our widespread tradition in books, movies, and TV reveals, and up to date discoveries are shedding new gentle on the origins of vampire fantasy and legend. This fascinating historical past explores the myriad origins of vampire tales, offering gripping historic and folkloric context for the idea of beings who seemingly defied demise and ate up the lifeblood of others. From historical whispers in Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, vampiric legends handed via the centuries and across the globe, fed by misconceptions concerning the afterlife, concern of illness, and the unshakable feeling that demons may dwell amongst us. The time period vampire itself made its method to Europe within the 18th century, arising out of Slavic and different japanese European traditions. In 1897 Bram Stoker’s Dracula solidified the idea of a coffin-dwelling, bloodthirsty “undead” human. Right now, the vampire fantasy is stronger than ever, and continues to fascinate the dwelling. In Vampires Jenkins works with famous specialists within the fields of archaeology, forensics, and anthropology to skillfully navigate centuries of fantasy and legend and weave spine-tingling tales alongside the best way


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