From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travellers have terrified mankind.
Whether around a remote camp fire or in the middle of a bustling city, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that have tormented humanity since the prehistoric darkness still have the power to strike fear in our hearts.
Encyclopaedia of the Undead traces those shadowy entities-vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters-that inhabit our most frightening tales.
Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and literature, it traces these horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human psyche.
About the Author
Bob Curran is a broadcaster, writer, teacher, and researcher he has written a number of books including Vampires, Encyclopedia of the Undead, Walking with the Green Man, Celtic Lore and Legend, and Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms, all published by New Page Books. Bob was born in a remote area of Northern Ireland and has held a number of jobs, grave-digger, journalist, musician, and hospital porter among them. He travelled in many parts of the world, exploring the cultures and traditions of other peoples before returning to Northern Ireland to take several University degrees. He currently lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and young family.
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 1st January 2009