Legends of Blood: The Vampire in History and Myth

Legends of Blood The Vampire in History and Myth Of all the fictional monsters that have pierced society s collective consciousness none has been so persistent or seductive as the vampire Tales of the undead preying upon the blood of the living hav

  • Title: Legends of Blood: The Vampire in History and Myth
  • Author: Wayne Bartlett Flavia Idriceanu
  • ISBN: 9780275992927
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Of all the fictional monsters that have pierced society s collective consciousness, none has been so persistent or seductive as the vampire Tales of the undead preying upon the blood of the living have survived in one form or another for thousands of years and across cultures Legends of Blood traces this fascinating history from the myths of Ancient Greece and Egypt throOf all the fictional monsters that have pierced society s collective consciousness, none has been so persistent or seductive as the vampire Tales of the undead preying upon the blood of the living have survived in one form or another for thousands of years and across cultures Legends of Blood traces this fascinating history from the myths of Ancient Greece and Egypt through the Gothic literature of 19th century Europe and up to present day, emphasizing how the tales of this alluring creature tap into humanity s most basic and primal fears Wayne Bartlett and Flavia Idriceanu s highly readable yet impeccably researched book is a must have for vampire enthusiasts and scholars alike.Drawing upon such sources as obscure and ancient myths, Romantic literature, and the novels of Anne Rice, Legends of Blood sheds new light on the pervasiveness of the vampire myth Bartlett and Idriceanu illustrate the relationships that subsist between vampires and witchcraft, religion and sexuality, and show how the myth has adapted to the various intellectual trends of European history Other topics include real life vampirism such as the macabre tale of Elizabeth Bathory who murdered some 650 girls and bathed in their blood to restore her legendary beauty.

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    1. Even for Halloween, this one is not really worth reading, unless you're a real fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Although one of the co-authors is described as a "Romanian philologist", the "history and myth" is taken entirely from secondary sources, primarily Montague Summers, and The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology. The book is not so much concerned with the history of the vampire myth in itself as in identifying the sources for certain themes and traits of modern vampire fiction and [...]

    2. Not a bad book about the intriguing legend behind vampires. For those of us that didn't get caught up in the unfathomable mania of Harry Potter books and Buffy the Vampire slayer television series there was at times over kill in the mention of both characters. I can't agree however that the elements of the Unknown, foreign and The Stranger is our biggest fears. I would say it is the familiar that would create the most terror especially when it is beyond individual control, after all stastically [...]

    3. I got this book as a birthday present from my then boyfriend (now husband) quite a few years ago and used it when I was doing my A levels on Stoker's Dracula. I've been interested in vampires for a long time, well before I got myself into literary academia and this was my first foray into reading academically. The first time I read it it blew my brain. I was 17 years old and had basically no idea what I was getting myself in for. Reading it again as an MA student and I still think it's a solid a [...]

    4. "That belief in the existence of vampires goes back a long time and is found in cultures all over the world is evident. But this on its own does not explain why it is such a familiar, and still disturbing, phenomenon even now something happened that took the legends and the historical accounts that existed and made them seem so real, that stories of vampires would appear in newspapers as if they were as factual as reports on a war or records of parliamentary proceedings. The event that created t [...]

    5. The subject matter is theoretically extremely interesting and the opportunity to provide a thoughtful and faceted analysis of vampirism in history and myth is there. However, this book was dull, dull, dull, dull. The examples of Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel & LOTR are basically beaten into the ground with only periphery reference to other, much more historical, vampire characters in legend. If you're going to write a book about pop-culture [...]

    6. The other reviews are correct; some of the prose is dull. The book does give background on the vampire epidemics, which was proably the most intersting chapter in the book. The book does contain some analysis of Buffy and some of Anne Rice, though more the movie than the book.

    7. This history of vampires was more focused on the notion of vampires in literature, popular culture and cinematic representations. There is less historical accounts and explanations.The style is somewhat dry and it wasn't as easy to read as I would have hoped.

    8. The book has been written before the "Great Vampire Revival" (the last modern vampires discussed are from the "Buffy" movie and "Interview with the Vampire"). However, I liked the research and the thorough discussion of history and origins of the vampire legends.

    9. Very informative chapters give a good foundation covering a lot of folklore, history, religion and literature featuring the vampire.

    10. A bit of a dry read that doesn't really provide much depth on the origin of the vampire myth and focuses too much on referencing popular culture movies and TV series.

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