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Zombies by Bob Curran

Book Description

In the myths, legends and folklore of many peoples, the returning, physical dead play a significant role, whether they are the zombies of Haiti or the draugr of Scandinavia. But what are the origins of an actual bodily return from the grave? Does it come from something deep within our psyche or is there some truth to it? In ZOMBIES, Bob Curran explores how some of these beliefs may have arisen and the truths that lay behind them, examining myths from all around the world and from ancient times including Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Celtic. Bob traces the evolution of belief in the walking cadaver from its early inception in religious ideology to the "Resurrections" and cataleptics of 18th century Europe, from prehistoric tale to Arthurian romance. Zombies even examines the notion of the "living dead" in the world today - entities such as the "living mummies" of Japan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781601630223
ISBN-10: 1601630220
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Career Press
Publisher: Career Press
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Bob Curran

Encylopedia of the Undead by Bob Curran Encylopedia of the Undead, Paperback (September 2005)

Traces the shadowy entities-vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters - that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most frightening tales. Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and literature, this book traces those horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human psyche.

Vampires by Bob Curran Vampires, Paperback (August 2005)

Vampires is a unique, lavishly illustrated work that explores the rich diversity of vampire belief and lore, ranging from countries as diverse as Japan, Sweden and Ireland, looking at their historical origins, and setting them in their cultural context.

Celtic Lore and Legend by Bob Curran Celtic Lore and Legend, Paperback (May 2005)

Both an examination and celebration of the tradition. It is one of the first attempts to trace the development of these stories from their earliest mythical roots, through the stores of the rural fireside to the writers of fiction who have used Celtic belief as a source for their own stories.

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Author Biography - Bob Curran

Bob Curran is a broadcaster, writer, teacher, and researcher. He has travelled to many parts of the world, exploring the cultures and traditions of other peoples.He currently lives in Northern Ireland.

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