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Vampires and Vampirism - (Dover Occult) by Montague Summers (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 356

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Folklore & Mythology

Series Title: Dover Occult

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Adult

Author: Montague Summers

Language: English

TCIN: 78080178
UPC: 9780486439969
Item Number (DPCI): 247-36-7272


Any investigation into vampire legends leads inevitably to the works of Montague Summers (1880-1948), whose research and writings in the 1920s established him as the subject's preeminent authority. This study examines vampire lore in fantastic detail, constituting a record of folk beliefs unequaled in its sheer scope and depth. It features all the apparatus of an academic work, including footnotes and references to rare source documents, and it addresses such issues as how vampires came into existence, vampirish behavior, vampire-like ancient myths, and vampires in modern literature.
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