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The vampire : a new history, Nick Groom

Label
The vampire : a new history
Title
The vampire
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Nick Groom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori's publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom's detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers, political commentators, social theorists, theologians, and philosophers. Groom accordingly traces the vampire from its role as a monster embodying humankind's fears, to that of an unlikely hero for the marginalized and excluded in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literary and artistic representations, as well as medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives, this rich and eerie history presents the vampire as a strikingly complex being that has been used to express the traumas and contradictions of the human condition
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Groom, Nick
Dewey number
398
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
GR830.V3
LC item number
G70 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Vampires
Target audience
adult
Label
The vampire : a new history, Nick Groom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Epigraph; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; A NOTE ON THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VAMPIRE; INTRODUCTION; Bloody folklore; The awakening dead; Black death; PART I; CHAPTER 1; Morbid corporeality; Genesis of the vampire; The second coming; CHAPTER 2; The undead body politic; Vampirarchy; Red ill-being; CHAPTER 3; Rising dead; The necessity of apparitions; Dust to dust; CHAPTER 4; Spiritual biology; Vampirosophy; Demonic mystical body; PART II; CHAPTER 5; Bloodlines; Lords of iniquity; Unnatural history
  • CHAPTER 6The Promethean blaze; Exhibiting atrocity; Supernatural connoisseurship; CHAPTER 7; Blood science; Blood and toil; Sickening filth; CHAPTER 8; Black books; A lust for life; XXX vampires; CONCLUSION; Béla's not dead; Truest blood; ENDNOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300232233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300240818
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv6grxn0
  • 100a5b18-dad7-4f20-82e5-2e870f01a2b3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1056109592
  • (OCoLC)1056109592
Label
The vampire : a new history, Nick Groom
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Epigraph; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; A NOTE ON THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VAMPIRE; INTRODUCTION; Bloody folklore; The awakening dead; Black death; PART I; CHAPTER 1; Morbid corporeality; Genesis of the vampire; The second coming; CHAPTER 2; The undead body politic; Vampirarchy; Red ill-being; CHAPTER 3; Rising dead; The necessity of apparitions; Dust to dust; CHAPTER 4; Spiritual biology; Vampirosophy; Demonic mystical body; PART II; CHAPTER 5; Bloodlines; Lords of iniquity; Unnatural history
  • CHAPTER 6The Promethean blaze; Exhibiting atrocity; Supernatural connoisseurship; CHAPTER 7; Blood science; Blood and toil; Sickening filth; CHAPTER 8; Black books; A lust for life; XXX vampires; CONCLUSION; Béla's not dead; Truest blood; ENDNOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300232233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300240818
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv6grxn0
  • 100a5b18-dad7-4f20-82e5-2e870f01a2b3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1056109592
  • (OCoLC)1056109592

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