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When you are going through the local legends and folklore from various regions (and let us not forget the local fairy tales) there is a good chance that you will discover bits of material that have a vampire connection. Here are a few titles of books that we have found useful. Not to complicate things and save some space, we will also use this page to list books on ethnology and ethnography.

Walther Aichele & Martin Block :

"Zigeunermärchen" [1962]

Eugen Diederichs Verlag, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1964 - pp.392

There are 2 stories about vampires: "Der Vampir" and "Der rote Kaiser und der Vampir".

anon. :

"Il Folklore - Tradizioni, Vita e Arti Popolari" (Conosci Italia volume XI) [1967]

Touring Club Italiano, Milano, Italy, 1967 - pp.304

anon. :

"Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain" [1973]

Reader's Digest, London, UK, 1973 - pp.552

anon. :

"Ghosts, Witchcraft and the Other World - Icelandic Folktales I" [1977]

Iceland Review, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1978 - pp.92

"Elves, Trolls and Elemental beings - Icelandic Folktales II" [1977]

Iceland Review, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1978 - pp.94

"Adventures, Outlaws and Past Events - Icelandic Folktales III" [1977]

Iceland Review, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1978 - pp.96

Iván Balassa & Gyula Ortutay :

"Ungarische Volkskunde" [1982]

Verlag C.H. Beck, München, Germany, 1982 - pp.870
ISBN: 3 406 07889 3

Fatos Baxhaku & Karl Kaser :

"Die Stammesgesellschaften Nordalbaniens - Berichte und Forschungen österreichischer Konsuln und Gelehrter (1861-1917)" [1996]

Böhlau Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 1996 - pp.460
ISBN: 3 205 98470 6

Jasna Belovic :

"Die Sitten der Südslawen" [1927]

Paul Aretz Verlag, Dresden, Germany, 1927 - pp.320

Fascinating book with lots of interesting information and illustrations.

Luise Bernhardi :

"Die Geisterwelt [no date]

Ubooks Verlag, Diest, Germany, 2008 - pp.400
ISBN: 978 3 86608 086 7

Apparently this is a 19th Century book that has been edited by Nicolaus Equiamicus.

Patrice Boussel :

"Guide de l'Ile-de-France Mystérieuse" [1976]

Editions Tchou, Paris, France, 1976 - pp.768

This book is part of an excellent series of Guide Books, all about mysteries and legends from different parts of France. In this particular volume there is a short chapter called "D'Adelaïde au vampires".

C. Brailoiu, E. Comisel & T. Galusca-Cirsmariu :

"Folclor din Dobrogea" [1978]

Editura Minerva, Bucharest, Romania, 1978 - pp.614

Karl Brunner :

"Ostdeutsche Volkskunde" [1925]

Verlag Wolfgang Weidlich, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1979 - pp.280
ISBN: 3 8035 1011 2

Georg Buschan (ed.) :

"Das Deutsche Volk in Sitte und Brauch" [1922]

Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, 1922 - pp.462

Large and very entertaining book with lots of interesting photos and illustrations, and chapters by various hands. The most interesting part being Georg Buschan's own article on "Allerlei Aberglaube".

François Caradec & Jean-Robert Masson (ed.) :

"Guide de Paris Mystérieux" [1985]

Editions Tchou, Paris, France, 1985 - pp.766
ISBN: 2 7107 0322 X

This book is part of an excellent series of Guide Books, all about mysteries and legends from different parts of France. In this particular volume there is a chapter called "Le vampire de Montparnasse" which is about Sergeant Bertrand.

Massimo Centini :

"Guida Insolita ai misteri, ai segreti, alle leggende, alle curiosità e ai luoghi del Italia dei Fantasmi" [2001]

Newton & Compton editori, Roma, Italy, 2001 - pp.378
IBSN: 88 8289 603 X

This book is part of an interesting series of Guide Books that reveal the mysteries and curiosities for most of the Italian cities and regions. And although Italy can hardly be considered to be one of the traditional European vampire countries, there is mention of some vampirical entities in this book.

Maria Cioara :

"Zona Etnografica Radauti" [1979]

Editura Sport Turism, Bucharest, Romania, 1979 - pp.156

Jean-Paul Clébert :

"Guide de la Provence Mystérieuse" [1986]

Editions Tchou, Paris, France, 1992 - pp.590
ISBN: 2 7107 0359 9

Another book from a series of excellent Guide Books, all about mysteries and legends from different parts of France. In this particular volume there is a chapter called "Le vampire galant", which is about Victor Ardisson.

Cogitus :

"Blicke in die Traum- und Geisterwelt" [no date]

Prana Verlag, Pfullingen, Germany, no date - pp.62

Not easy to put a date on this small book, but judging by its state and style I'd guess that it might date back to around 1900 or so.

Bernard Coussée :

"Les Forêts de l'Avesnois - Mythes et Legendes" [no date]

CEM Editions, no place, France, no date - pp.48
ISBN: 2 911 667 03 4

Felix & Therese Dahn :

"Germanische Götter & Heldensagen" [no date]

Emil Vollmer Verlag, Germany, no date - pp.784

Kornelia Dobkiewiczowa :

"Karlikowy Ganek - Legendy i podania o polskim srebzre" [1987]

Wydawnictwo Slask, Poland, 1987 - pp.180
ISBN: 83 216 0723 3

Tekla Dömötör :

"Volksglaube und Aberglaube der Ungarn" [1981]

Corvina Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary, 1982 - pp.308
ISBN: 963 13 1303 4

The best book that I have ever seen on this particular subject.

Ingeborg Drewitz :

"Märkische Sagen" [1979]

Rohwolt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek, Germany, 1995 - pp.408
ISBN: 3 499 35154 4

Bernard Duhourcau :

"Guide des Pyrénées Mystérieuses" [1985]

Editions Tchou, Paris, France, 1985 - pp.656
ISBN: 2 7107 0306 8

This book is part of an excellent series of Guide Books, all about mysteries and legends from different parts of France. In this particular volume there is a paragraph with the title: "Nourrison ou vampire ?"

Waling Dykstra :

"Uit Friesland's Volksleven van Vroeger en Later - Volksoverleveringen, Volksgebruiken, Volksvertellingen, Volksbegrippen" [1895]

Uitgeverij M.A. van Seijen, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, no date - 2 volumes, pp.868

Paul Eisner :

"Volkslieder der Slawen" [1926]

Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig, Germany, 1926 - pp.560

Mircea Eliade :

"Zalmoxis - the Vanishing God - Comparitive studies in the Religions and Folklore of Dacia and Eastern Europe" [1970]

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA, 1972 - pp.260
ISBN: 0 226 20398 0

Hendrik Entjens & Jaap Brand :

"Van Duivels, Heksen en Spoken - Nederlandse Volksverhalen" [1976]

Boekencentrum, 's Gravenhage, Netherlands, 1976 - pp.158

Wilhelm Gaj-Piotrowski :

"Duchy i Demony w wierzeniach ludowych z okolic Stalowej Woli - Rozwadowa i Tarnobrzega" [1993]

Polskie Towarzystwo Ludoznawcze, Wroclaw, 1993 - pp.228

Brilliant little book about all kinds of supernatural entities from Poland. The book is very nicely illustrated and seems to be quite comprehensive. Now all that I will have to do - God help us all - is learn to read Polish... Thanks very much Upiory, for bringing this wonderful book to my attention !

Everard Gewin :

"Nederlandsch Volksgeloof" [1925]

W.J. Thieme & Cie, Zutphen, Netherlands, 1925 - pp.96

Gustav Grannas [1895-1959]:

"Volk aus dem Ordenslande Preussen erzählt Sagen, Märchen und Schwänke" [1960]

N.G. Elwert Verlag, Marburg, Germany, 1960 - pp.160

Johann Georg Theodor Grässe :

"Der Sagenschatz des Königreichs Sachsen" [1874]

G. Schönfeld's Verlagsbuchhandlung, Dresden, Germany, 1874 - pp.980

Brüder Grimm :

"Deutsche Sagen" [1818]

Parkland Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, 1974 - pp.652

Michael & Arthur Haberlandt :

"Die Völker Europas und ihre volkstümliche Kultur" [1928]

Strecker und Schröder, Stuttgart, Germany, 1928 - pp.748

Very interesting and nicely illustrated work that does seem to cover all the people of Europe.

Franziska Hager & Hans Heyn :

"Liab, leb und stirb - Volksbrauch und Heiraten, Kindlwiegen und die Ewige Ruh" [1976]

Rosenheimer Verlagshaus Alfred Förg, Rosenheim, Germany, 1976 - pp.158
ISBN: 3 475 52165 2

Ron Halliday :

"Edinburgh after Dark" [2010]

Black & White Publishing, Edinburgh, UK, 2010 - pp.214
ISBN: 978 1 84502 289 1

The subtitle "Vampires, Ghosts and Witches of the Old Town" does not quite live up to its promise. The vampires at least are not quite as vampirical as I had been hoping for.

Traian Herseni :

"Forme Stravechi de Cultura Poporana Romaneasca - Studiu de Paleoetnografie a cetelor de Feciori din Tara Oltului" [1977]

Editura Dacia, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1977 - pp.340

Bronislaw Heyduk :

"Legendy i Opowiesci o Krakowie" [1980]

Wydawnictwo Literacki, Krakow, 1980 - pp.216
ISBN: 83 08 00496 2

Nicely illustrated book with stories and legends from Krakow.

Christa Hinze & Ulf Diederichs :

"Sagen aus Ostpreussen" [1991]

Rohwolt Taschenbuich Verlag, Reinbek, Germany, 1994 - pp.408
ISBN: 3 499 35155 2

Stefan Hock :

"Die Vampirsagen - und ihre Verwertung in der deutschen Literatur" [1900]

Edition Geheimes Wissen, no place, 2006 - pp.139

Gundula Hubrich-Messow :

"Sagen aus Schleswig-Holstein" [2001]

Husum Verlag, Husum, Germany, 2001 - pp.192
ISBN: 3 88042 981 2

"Sagen und Märchen aus Angeln" [1987]

Husum Verlag, Husum, Germany, 2002 - pp.112
ISBN: 3 88042 390 3

Aniela Jaffé :

"Apparitions - Fantomes, Reves et Mythes" [1978]

Mercure de France - Le Mail, no place, France, 1983 - pp.262
ISBN: 2 7152 0103 6

Ulrich Jahn :

"Volkssagen aus Pommern und Rügen" [1999]

Edition Temmen, Bremen, Germany, 1999 - pp.428
ISBN: 3 86108 733 2

Louis Janssen :

"Nicolaas, de Duivel en de Doden" [1993]

Ambo, Baarn, Netherlands, 1993 - pp.320
ISBN: 90 263 1275 X

Interesting study that traces back the European Saint Nicholas festivities to the pre-christian cults of the dead.

Joseph Klapper :

"Schlesische Volkskunde" [1925]

Ferdinand Hirt, Breslau, Germany, 1925 - pp.384

Peter Kremer :

"Draculas Vettern - Auf den Spuren des Vampirglaubens in Deutschland" [2006]

PeKaDe Verlag, Düren, Germany, 2006 - pp.208

Outstanding study about the old vampire belief in Germany. According to the author, a work still in progress which at this moment is available as a print-out of the manuscript or as a PDF file on CD. If you do read German, make sure that you don't miss this one. Highly recommended !

"Draculas Vettern" can be bought through eBay. And here is a link to the site of the publisher:  www.pekade-verlag.de 

"Wo das Grauen lauert - Blutsauger und kopflose Reiter, Werwölfe und Wiedergänger an Inde, Erft und Rur" [2003]

PeKaDe Verlag, Düren, Germany, 2003 - pp.300
ISBN: 3 929928 01 9

Not quite in the same league as "Draculas Vettern" as far as I am concerned. Having said that, I will be more than happy to admit that the book contains loads of interesting and entertaining material and is well worth the price.

Paul Koeck :

"Heilige Huisjes - Geloof en Volksgeloof, Bedevaarten en Ommegangen, Heiligen en hun Hulp in Nood" [1981]

Standaard Uitgeverij, Antwerpen, Belgium, 1981 - pp.180
ISBN: 90 02 14399 0

Nicely illustrated book about popular belief in the power of Saints and the Blessed Virgin.

Evangelos Konstantinou :

"Die Kobolde in der Volkstümlichen Überlieferung der Albanogriechen Böotiens" [1975]

in: "Südosteuropa unter dem Halbmond"
Rudolf Trofenik, München, Germany, 1975 - pp.290

Adalbert Kuhn :

"Märkische Sagen und Märchen - nebst einem Anhange von Gebräuchen und Aberglauben" [1843]

Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin, Germany, 1937 - pp.388

K. ter Laan :

"Nederlandse Overleveringen" [1932]

W.J. Thieme & Cie, Zutphen, Netherlands, 1932 - pp.294

Annette Lauras-Pourrat :

"Guide de l'Auvergne Mystérieuse" [1989]

Editions Tchou, Paris, France, 1989 - pp.590
ISBN: 2 7107 0425 0

This book is part of an excellent series of Guide Books, all about mysteries and legends from different parts of France. This particular volume offers a paragraph about "La male mort de l'ogresse lépreuse".

Claude Lecouteux :

"Chasses Fantastiques et Cohortes de la Nuit au Moyen Age" [1999]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 1999 - pp.238
ISBN: 2 911416 17 1

"Démons et Génies du Terroir au Moyen Age" [1995]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 1995 - pp.218
ISBN: 2 902702 88 4

"Fantômes et Revenants au Moyen Age" [1986]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 1986 - pp.254
ISBN: 2 902702 33 7

"Fées, Sorcières et Loup-Garous au Moyen Age" [1992]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 1992 - pp.218
ISBN: 2 902702 70 1

"Histoires des Vampires" [1999]

Éditions Imago, Paris, 1999 - pp.188
ISBN: 2 911416 29 5

"La Maison et ses Génies - Croyances d'hier et d'aujourd'hui" [2000]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 2000 - pp.202
ISBN: 2 911416 41 4

"Mélusine et le Chevalier au Cygne" [1997]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 1997 - pp.216
ISBN: 2 911416 06 6

"Les Monstres dans la Pensée Médiévale Européenne" [1993]

Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France, 1995 - pp.184
ISBN: 2 84050 021 3

"Les Nains et les Elfes au Moyen Age" [1988]

Éditions Imago, Paris, France, 1997 - pp.222
ISBN: 2 902702 44 2

In my opinion, Claude Lecouteux appears to be one of the world's leading experts when it comes to medieval belief in monsters and the supernatural. As you can gather from the above list (which is far from complete) he has written a long series of outstanding books, each of them dealing with specific types of monsters, legendary beings and demonic manifestations. No need to worry if you do not read French. For professeur Lecouteux most kindly informed us that some of his titles have been translated into German, English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Czech. More languages to follow, I would not be surprised. . .

Claude Lecouteux & Philippe Marcq :

"Les Esprits et les Morts, Croyances Médiévales" [1990]

Éditions Campion, Paris, France, 1990 - pp.226
ISBN: 2 85203 099 3

An interesting collection of ancient texts, a few of which are about vampires.

Charles Godfrey Leland :

"Streghe, Esseri Fatati ed Incantesimi nell'Italia del Nord" [1892]

Elfi Edizioni, Bologna, Italy, 2004 - pp.270
ISBN: 88 89296 09 7

Italian translation, sadly somewhat abridged, of Leland's classic "Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition".

Leon D. Levitchi and others :

"Balade Populare Romanesti" [1980]

Editura Minerva, Bucharest, Romania, 1980 - pp.472

Patricia Lysaght :

"The Banshee - The Irish Supernatural Death Messenger" [1986]

The O'Brien Press, Dublin, Ireland, 1996 - pp.434

During a visit to Dublin, I had the good fortune to find myself a copy of Patricia Lysaght's brilliant and definitive study on the Banshee. Although the book has little to do with vampires, I can higly recommend it to you. This is a truly magnificent book which should serve as an example to all those who do research into superstition and popular belief. It also shows you how the results of your studies could be presented to the world.

Lutz Mackensen :

"Geister, Hexen und Zauber" [1938]

Verlag L. Ehlermann, Dresden, Germany, 1938 - pp.76

Jean Markale :

"Mélusine ou l'Androgyne" [1983]

Editions Retz, Paris, France, 1983 - pp.204
ISBN: 2 7256 1078 8

Othmar Meisinger (ed.) :

"Bilder aus der Volkskunde" [1920]

Verlag Moritz Diesterweg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1920 - pp.288

Interesting collection of articles by various authors.

Elard Hugo Meyer :

"Der Tod im Volksglauben" [1920]

in: "Bilder aus der Volkskunde" [1920]
Verlag Moritz Diesterweg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1920 - pp.288

Madam Csedomille Mijatovies :

"Serbian Folklore" [1874]

W. Isbister & Co, London, UK, 1874 - pp.316

Claudio Mutti :

"Miti e Leggende di Dracula e della Transilvania" [1996]

Newton & Compton Editori, Roma, Italy, 2004 - pp.192
ISBN: 88 541 0027 7

Albert Niederhöffer :

"Mecklenburg's Volkssagen" [1998]

Edition Temmen, Bremen, Germany, 1998 - pp.556
IBSN: 3 86108 710 3

Astrid Paulsen & Ulrike Looft-Gaude :

"Die Schwarzen Führer - Hamburg - Schleswig-Holstein" [1998]

Eulen Verlag Harald Gläser, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, 1998 - pp.238
ISBN: 3 89102 426 6

This book is part of a series of Guide Books, all about legends, mysteries, and strange historical facts, covering most parts of Germany. This particular volume features the stories of "Tolle Margreth" and "König Abel".

Woislav M. Petrovitch :

"Hero tales and legends of the Serbians" [1917]

George G. Harrap, London, UK , 1917 - pp.394

Erich Pohl :

"Die Volkssagen Ostpreussens" [1943]

Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Germany, 2001 - pp.300
IBSN: 3 487 05717 4

Johannes Praetorius :

"Hexen-, Zauber- und Spukgeschichten aus dem Blocksbergs" [1669]

Insel Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1979 - pp.222
IBSN: 3 458 32102 0

Milena Preindlsberger-Mrazovic :

"Bosnische Volksmärchen" [1905]

A. Edlingers Verlag - Innsbruck, 1905 - pp.132

Delightful little old book with very nice illustrations. Two of the stories in there feature vampires.

Julien van Remoortere :

"Ippa's Feesten en Folklore Gids voor België" [1995]

Uitgeverij Lanoo, Tielt, Belgium, 1995 - pp.432
IBSN: 90 209 2598 9

Nice guide book to all of the annual folkloristic festivities in Belgium.

"Ippa's Gids van Legenden en Sagen van België" [1998]

Uitgeverij Lanoo, Tielt, Belgium, 1998 - pp.408
IBSN: 90 209 3433 3

Another guide which covers quite a few of Belgium's local legends.

Stefano Rizzelli & Roberta Marcucci :

"Guida Insolita ai misteri, alle leggende, alle feste e alle curiosità del Sacro in Italia" [1999]

Newton & Compton editori, Roma, Italy, 1999 - pp.384
IBSN: 88 8289 309 X

This book is part of an interesting series of Guide Books that reveal the mysteries and curiosities for most of the Italian cities and regions.

Marion Röbkes :

"Esoterische Reiseführer Niedersachsen" [1997]

Windpferd Verlag, Aitrang, Germany, 1997 - pp.170
ISBN: 3 89385 191 7

Nice little book that features various Nachzehrer and Wiedergänger.

Heinz Rölleke :

"Das grosse deutsche Sagenbuch" [2001]

Patmos Verlag, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2001 - pp.1020
ISBN: 3 491 96027 4

Very large and heavy book.

Paul de Saint-Hilaire :

"Liège et Meuse Mystérieux" (vol. I) [1980]

Rossel Edition, Brussels, Belgium, 1980 - pp.214

In this book you can find more about the "Vampires" of Farciennes.

Johannes Scherr :

"Deutsche Kultur- und Sittengeschichte" [1866]

Verlag von Otto Wigand, Leipzig, Germany, 1866 - pp.600

Edmund Schneeweis :

"Feste und Volksbräuche der Sorben - vergleichend dargestellt" [1931]

Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1953 - pp.186

"Grundriss des Volksglaubens und Volksbrauchs der Serbokroaten" [1935]

Druzba Sv. Mohorja v Celju, Celje, Slovenia, 1935 - pp.268

It has taken me years and years to find myself copies of these brilliant classics, and I am happy to report that it was definitely worth the effort.

Arthur & Albert Schott :

"Romanische Volkserzählungen aus dem Banat" [1845]

Kriterion Verlag, Bucharest, Romania, 1975 - pp.336

Hermann Schreiber :

"Es spukt in Deutschland" [1975]

Arena Verlag, Würzburg, Germany, 1975 - pp.246
IBSN: 3 401 03753 6

There is a chapter called "Vampire in Westpreussen und anderswo"

Adolf Schullerus :

"Siebenbürgisch-sächsische Volkskunde" [1926]

Weltbild Verlag, Hamburg, Germany, 1998 - pp.180

Facsimile reprint of an interesting and hard to find book.

Pauline Schullerus [1858-1929] :

"Rumanische Volksmärchen aus dem mittleren Harbacktal" [1906]

Kriterion Verlag, Bucharest, Romania, 1981 - pp.624

Paula Catharina Maria Sluijter :

"IJslands Volksgeloof" [1936]

Tjeenk Willink, Haarlem, Netherlands, 1936 - pp.196

Academic dissertation about Popular Belief in Iceland.

Claus Stephani :

"Eichen am Weg - Volkserzählungen der Deutschen aus Rumänien" [1982]

Dacia Verlag, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1982 - pp.352

"Sagen der Rumäniendeutschen" [1994]

Eugen Diederichs Verlag, München, Germany, 1994 - pp.320
IBSN: 3 424 01224 6

I think the only difference between these two editions is the fact that they have put the stories in a different order.

Marten Douwes Teenstra :

"Verscheidenheden betrekkelijk Booze Kunsten en Wetenschappen door eene phantastische wereld geschapen en wel inzonderheid die der Tooverijen en Waarzeggerijen, etc." [1846]

in: "Nederlandse Volksverhalen"
Uitgeverij M.A. van Seijen, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 1973 - 2 volumes, pp.636

"Volksverhalen en Legenden van Vroegere en Latere Dagen" [1843]

in: "Nederlandse Volksverhalen"
Uitgeverij M.A. van Seijen, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 1973 - 2 volumes, pp.636

"Volksvooroordelen en Bijgeloof" [1858]

in: "Nederlandse Volksverhalen"
Uitgeverij M.A. van Seijen, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 1973 - 2 volumes, pp.636

W.J.A. von Tettau & J.D.H. Temme :

"Die Volkssagen Ostpreussens, Lithauens und Westpreussens" [1837]

Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Germany, 1994 - pp.286

Edm. Veckenstedt :

"Wendische Sagen, Märchen und Abergläubische Gebräuche" [1880]

Verlag Von Leuschner & Lubensky, Graz, Austria, 1880 - pp.500

Károly Viski :

"Hungarian Peasant Customs" [1937]

George Vajna & Co, Budapest, Hungary, 1937 - pp.188

Frank Winkelman :

"Die Schwarzen Führer - Sachsen" [1997]

Eulen Verlag Harald Gläser, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, 1997 - pp.264
ISBN: 3 89102 423 1

"Die Schwarzen Führer - Sachsen-Anhalt" [1999]

Eulen Verlag Harald Gläser, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, 1999 - pp.252
ISBN: 3 89102 427 6

These books are part of a series of Guide Books, all about legends, mysteries, and strange historical facts, covering most parts of Germany. The first book has some interesting information about Nachzehrer plus a mention of naturally preserved corpses. The second book, among other things, has information about another Nachzehrer.

Hans Alexander Winkler :

"Die reitenden Geister der Toten - Eine Studie über die Besessenheit des 'Abd Er-Radi' und über Gespenster und Dämonen, Heilige und Verzückte, Totenkult und Priestertum in einem oberägyptischen Dorfe" [1936]

Verlag W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, Germany, 1936 - pp.154

Friedrich Wolters & Carl Petersen :

"Die Heldensagen der Germanischen Frühzeit" [1921]

Verlag Ferdinand Hirt, Breslau, Poland, 1941 - pp.328

Robert Wuttke (ed.) :

"Sächsische Volkskunde" [1900]

Schönfeld's Verlagsbuchhandlung, Dresden, Germany, 1900 - pp.520

Reinhild Zuckschwerdt :

"Die Schwarzen Führer - Berlin - Brandenburg" [1999]

Eulen Verlag Harald Gläser, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, 1999 - pp.214
ISBN: 3 89102 429 0

Another book from a series of Guide Books, all about legends, mysteries, and strange historical facts, covering most parts of Germany. This particular volume has an interesting chapter called "Mumie in der Dorfkirche".

© 2011 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last update December 2011
photo: "Megalithic Monument - Germany" - © 1992 by Rob Brautigam

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