Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology


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About the Book

From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind’s deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from “Abchanchu” to “Zmeus,” includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

About the Author(s)

Theresa Bane, a professional vampirologist, has appeared on numerous podcasts, television, and radio shows for her expertise on the undead and is the author of other books on unusual phenomena. She lives in Staunton, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Theresa Bane

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020 [2010]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8177-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5581-2
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Myth and Legend Encyclopedias

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      7
Bibliography      155
Index      183

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A thorough resource”—Library Journal
  • “Recommended”—Choice
  • “Informative…extensive…comprehensive…impressive…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review
  • “A solid and unusual reference work”—Reference Reviews
  • “The bibliography is impressive, to say the least, and if scholars were taking up a study of vampire mythology, this would be the volume to start with for the invaluable list of sources alone…a treasure trove of fascinating and horrifying details…useful, well conceived, and a terrific source of bibliographic material. Bane has done mythology studies and popular culture a service”—Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts