The Book of Werewolves

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 июн. 2008 г. - Всего страниц: 168
Eclectic British scholar SABINE BARING-GOULD (1834-1924) inspired My Fair Lady, wrote the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers," and published more than five hundred literary works. Among his foremost folkloric studies is 1865's The Book of Werewolves, the first serious academic study of the shape-shifters of mythological lore. "This work is the most frequently cited early study of lycanthropy and is regarded by most scholars as the foundation work in the field," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction. "The Book of Werewolves was so visionary that it foresaw that future discussions within werewolf studies would necessarily travel down many side paths. Indeed, midway through The Book of Werewolves, Baring-Gould treks into the shadowy world of crimes vaguely connected to werewolves, including serial murders, grave desecration, and cannibalism." This new edition, complete with the original illustrations, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.
 

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A detailed examination of the werewolf myth, first published in 1865. This was quite an enjoyable book. Baring-Gould adopts a pleasing style, and he's structured his arguments well. He presents a wide ... Читать весь отзыв

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INTRODUCTORY
1
LYCANTHROPY AMONG THE ANCIENTS
5
THE WEREWOLF IN THE NORTH
9
THE ORIGIN OF THE SCANDINAVIAN WEREWOLF
20
THE WEREWOLF IN THE MIDDLE AGES
31
A CHAPTER OF HORRORS
40
JEAN GRENIER
49
FOLKLORE RELATING TO WEREWOLVES
57
MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF THE WEREWOLF MYTH
86
THE MARÉCHAL DE RETZI THE INVESTIGATION OF CHARGES
101
THE MARÉCHAL DE RETZII THE TRIAL
115
THE MARÉCHAL DE RETZIII THE SENTENCE AND EXECUTION
126
A GALICIAN WEREWOLF
133
ANOMALOUS CASETHE HUMAN HYÆNA
140
A SERMON OF WEREWOLVES
146
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NATURAL CAUSES OF LYCANTHROPY
74

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