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Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend

Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend

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.

Chapter 1: TWILIGHT ZONE

Chapter 2: “THE VERY BEST STORY OF DIABLERIE”

Chapter 3: GATHERINGS FROM GRAVEYARDS

Chapter 4: THE VAMPIRE EPIDEMICS

Chapter 5: CORPI MORTI

Chapter 6: TERRA DAMNATA

Chapter 7: THE WANDERERS

Chapter 8: TALES OF WORLDWIDE DEVILRY

Chapter 9: THE LARVAE