The Vampire in Europe

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Gramercy Books, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 329 pages
Renowned occultist and clergyman Montague Summers explores the realm of Dracula, Anne Rice's INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE and stunning monsters. He comes up with some very shocking possibilities as well as "true tales" of terror from England, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, et al.

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It's been ages since I read this and I think it would get another star if the main thing I didn't remember so very, very clearly was the description of the process of decomposition. Specifically the ... Read full review

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In Vampires, Burial, and Death, Barber differentiates between vampires of folklore and those of popular fiction (with a very strong emphasis on those of folklore). He proposes that the folklore of ... Read full review


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Montague Summers wrote or edited numerous classic volumes on witchcraft, demonology, and related topics. His most famous works include THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT and DEMONOLOGY, THE GEOGRAPHY OF WITCHCRAFT, and THE VAMPIRE, HIS KITH AND KIN. It becomes clear, as one reads, that Summers truly believed in vampires and supernatural phenomenon in general.

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