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The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead (1994)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 157859071X, Paperback)J. Gordon Melton has the credentials: he's a religious historian, author of 25 books about religion and vampires, president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula (founded in Bucharest, Romania), and chairman of the committee that put on Dracula '97: A Centennial Celebration in Los Angeles. The Vampire Book is meticulously researched and well organized. Included are an article on the cultural history of the vampire; a historical timeline; addresses of vampire societies all over the world; a 55-page filmography; vampires in plays, opera, and ballet; a 13-page list of vampire novels; and an extensive index. The A to Z entries, each with a short bibliography, include vampire lore in more than 30 different geographic regions and a comprehensive "who's who," and cover topics ranging from fingernails to sexuality, the Camarilla to Szekelys.
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In this encyclopedia, Melton (religious studies, U. College, Santa Barbara) offers about 500 essays on topics related to historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of vampires that range from popular subjects like Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the scholarly, such as the Journal of Vampirology.
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