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Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring LEgend
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Mark Collins Jenkins
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Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring LEgend

Mark Collins Jenkins


9781426206078

National Gallery Canberra


Reference » Horror Reference


Hardback

304 pages

$42.99
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Mark Jenkins's engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, vampire tales flourished through the centuries and around the globe, fueled by superstition, sexual mystery, fear of disease and death, and the nagging anxiety that demons lurk everywhere. In Vampire Forensics, Mark Jenkins probes vampire legend to tease out the historical truths enshrined in the tales of terror- sherds of Persian pottery depicting blood-sucking demons; the amazing recent discovery by National Geographic archaeologist Matteo Borrini of a 16th-century Venetian grave of a plague victim and suspected vampire; and the Transylvanian castle of Vlad the Impaler, whose bloodthirsty cruelty remains unsurpassed. Jenkins navigates centuries of lore and legend, adding new chapters to the chronicle and weaving an irresistibly seductive blend of superstition, psychology, and science sure to engross everyo

By:   Mark Collins Jenkins
Imprint:   National Gallery Canberra
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9781426206078
ISBN 10:   1426206070
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   July 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Jenkins is chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives.


A lively and entertaining survey of the historical and scientific materials relating to the natural phenomena that earlier centuries relentlessly misinterpreted as evidence for the undead. -The Washington Post A lively and entertaining survey of the historical and scientific materials relating to the natural phenomena that earlier centuries relentlessly misinterpreted as evidence for the undead. The Washington Post

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