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This book solves the problem of widespread belief in vampires convincingly and conclusively.
The author is working from the naturalistic, forensic side of vampires and other revenants, something that at best gets only one chapter in other books.
This is a very interesting book, well organised and easy to read, and not as gruesome as it could have been considering the subject matter.
Pretty good book. Lots of history on why we do the things we do in regards to death. How traditions have come about, and some that are extinct.Published 1 month ago by Shannon
Love the immediacy of the descriptions from the era, and scientific approach to a phenomenon we seem to be all to able to believe ourselves.Published 4 months ago by Adam Rosenberg
So, how many descriptions of bloated, decaying corpses do you want to read? There are plenty in this book, and they're pretty much all the same. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hortensia
I have enjoyed this book so much that this is the third copy I have purchased since 1994. Others have enjoyed this so much that they have pinched my other two copies. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steven
I read this book many years ago, and I still suggest it to people. It clearly explains how the various vampire legends evolved and persisted. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeanajoan
Wright form the first pages you get hooked by the book. It is an extensive, serious description and above all, academic explanation, on the legend of vampires ponctuated by some... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cris McArndt
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). Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by Rachel
The subtitle of this fine book by Paul Barber, "Folklore and Reality," explains the contrast which is the subject of his research. Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Mark Alfred
I once found the old edition of this book at my university library in the 90's. I don't even remember what I was actually looking for originally. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Linda Eklï¿½f