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Werewolf Histories

Author : Willem de Blécourt
ISBN : 9781137526342
Genre : History
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Today, werewolves are primarily known through films: as humans who change into wolves under the influence of the full moon. Although this is a recent image, werewolves have a long, fragmented and discontinuous history. Werewolf Histories is the first academic book in English to address European werewolf history and folklore from antiquity to the twentieth century. On the basis of mostly new source material, varying from archaeological finds, demonological tracts, witchcraft trials, slander suits and nineteenth - and twentieth - century legends, its contributors cover the most important European werewolf territories, ranging from Scandinavia to Germany, France and Italy, and from Croatia to Estonia. Werewolf Histories calls for a more sophisticated, contextualised, and differentiated approach and hopes to be contagious enough to spawn more of its kind.

The Werewolf Book

Author : Brad Steiger
ISBN : 9781578593675
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. An eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities, along the way you'll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims-selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop

The Beast Within

Author : Adam Douglas
ISBN : 038072264X
Genre : Fiction
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Combining legend with popular culture, a retracing of werewolf evolution notes its mythological existence in countless ancient civilizations, tracks its role in the witch trials, and relates its presence in today's psychiatric wards. Reprint.

Strange Histories

Author : Darren Oldridge
ISBN : 9781134442157
Genre : History
File Size : 87. 38 MB
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Strange Histories presents a serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European and North American history and explains how they made sense to people living at the time. Using case studies from the Middle Ages and the early modern period, this book provides fascinating insights into the world-view of a vanished age and shows how such occurences fitted in quite naturally with the "common sense" of the time. Explanations of these phenomena, riveting and ultimately rational, encourage further reflection on what shapes our beliefs today. What made reasonable, educated men and women behave in ways that seem utterly nonsensical to us today? This question and many more are answered in this fascinating book.

A Lycanthropy Reader

Author : Charlotte F. Otten
ISBN : 0815623844
Genre : Social Science
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The Duchess Of Malfi

Author : John Webster
ISBN : 9780486157771
Genre : Drama
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DIVThe evils of greed and ambition overwhelm love, innocence, and the bonds of kinship in this dark tragedy concerning the secret marriage of a noblewoman and a commoner. /div

The Essential Guide To Werewolf Literature

Author : Brian J. Frost
ISBN : 0879728590
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this fascinating book, Brian J. Frost presents the first full-scale survey of werewolf literature covering both fiction and nonfiction works. He identifies principal elements in the werewolf myth, considers various theories of the phenomenon of shapeshifting, surveys nonfiction books, and traces the myth from its origins in ancient superstitions to its modern representations in fantasy and horror fiction. Frost’s analysis encompasses fanciful medieval beliefs, popular works by Victorian authors, scholarly treatises and medical papers, and short stories from pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Revealing the complex nature of the werewolf phenomenon and its tremendous and continuing influence, The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature is destined to become a standard reference on the subject.

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