Dracula Prince of Many Faces

Covering Vlad Dracula’s entire life and subsequent legend, this book includes “a fascinating chapter on the mystery of Dracula’s empty grave” (New York Times Book Review).

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Author: Radu R. Florescu

Publisher: Hachette+ORM

ISBN: 9780316092265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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A biography of the real 15th-century Wallachian leader known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan the Terrible, honored by his countrymen even today, Vlad Dracula was surely one of the most intriguing figures to have stalked the corridors of European and Asian capitals in the fifteenth century. Vlad Dracula also served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale. However, as this biography proves, “the real Dracula is far more interesting than the fictional vampire” (Houston Chronicle). Covering Vlad Dracula’s entire life and subsequent legend, this book includes “a fascinating chapter on the mystery of Dracula’s empty grave” (New York Times Book Review). Praise for Dracula, Prince of Many Faces “Florescu and McNally manage to capture the ruthlessness, romance, and courage that characterized Dracula’s ultimately pitiable life. . . . A fascinating look at political intrigue in fifteenth-century Eastern Europe.” —Lamar B. Graham, Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement

Dracula Prince of Many Faces

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces reveals the extraordinary life and times of the infamous Vlad Dracula of Romania (1431 - 1476), nicknamed the Impaler.

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Author: Radu R. Florescu

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 0316168602

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 194

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Dracula, Prince of Many Faces reveals the extraordinary life and times of the infamous Vlad Dracula of Romania (1431 - 1476), nicknamed the Impaler. Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan the Terrible, honored by his countrymen even today, Vlad Dracula was surely one of the most intriguing figures to have stalked the corridors of European and Asian capitals in the fifteenth century.

Dracula

This is just one of the mysteries explored in the many studies contained in this volume. This book includes a wide range of studies on the life and times of Vlad III Dracula by leading historians and scholars from around the world.

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Author: Kurt Treptow

Publisher: Center for Romanian Studies

ISBN: 9781592110728

Category: History

Page: 444

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Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [?epe?], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became obscured behind a veil of myths. As a result, he has been portrayed as both a bloodthirsty tyrant – which degenerated down through the centuries into the fictional vampire of the same name created by the Irish author Bram Stoker at the end of the nineteenth century – and as a national and Christian hero who bravely fought to defend both his native land and all of Europe against the Islamic threat posed by the Ottoman Turks. The printing press had first come into use just prior to the beginning of his principal reign, allowing information to be more widely disseminated throughout the continent. This created a public appetite for sensational stories and one might argue that Vlad was one of the earliest victims of “fake news.” A series of pamphlets circulated throughout Europe, already during his lifetime, intended to tarnish the reputation of the Wallachian prince, who had bravely confronted the Ottoman threat. This served to create a justification as to why funds received by the Hungarian king from the Pope to finance a new Christian crusade against the Turks had been diverted to other purposes. This is just one of the mysteries explored in the many studies contained in this volume. This book includes a wide range of studies on the life and times of Vlad III Dracula by leading historians and scholars from around the world. It presents a diversity of viewpoints, allowing the reader to understand the different historical perspectives with which Vlad is viewed in modern historiography. It also includes a wealth of supplementary materials, essential for anyone interested in learning about the life of Vlad the Impaler: translations of important documents concerning his reign; a genealogy of the family of Vlad the Impaler, translations from Turkish and Byzantine chronicles referring to the controversial Wallachian prince; a chronology, and an extensive bibliography of works on the life and times of Vlad the Impaler. Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler is an attempt to penetrate behind the myths surrounding the real Dracula and to uncover the true story of this legendary historical figure. *** This collection of studies is edited by Dr. Kurt W. Treptow, author of one of the finest monographs on the subject: Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula. Included are works by leading American, British, and Romanian scholars on Vlad the Impaler, including Constantin C. Giurescu, Veniamin Ciobanu, Matei Cazacu, Kurt W, Treptow, Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally, ?tefan Andreescu, Eric D. Tappe, Grigore Nandri?, Alexandru Du?u, David Prodan, Nicolae Stoicescu, Anton Balot?, P.P. Panaitescu, George D. Florescu, and Constantin Rezachevici.

In Search of Dracula

teenth-cemury German pamphlets which described the Romanian Prince Vlad Tepes as "Draco. ... of Dracula ( 1972), Dracula: A Biography of Wad the Impaler (1973), The Essential Dracula (1979), and Dracula, Prince of Many Faces (1989).

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Author: Raymond T. McNally

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395657830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 700

Traces the history and folklore of vampires

Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film

4 Page references to the novel follow Bram Stoker, Dracula, ed. Glennis Byron (Ontario: Broadview, 1998). 5 See Radu R. Florescu and Raymond T. McNally, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989), 34–42.

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Author: Erik Butler

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571134325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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The first study to propose a unifying logic underlying the many and varied representations of the vampire in literature and culture.

A Brief History of Vampires

... Quoted in John ed., The Faber Book p. 284. ride the term was widely used in Europe atthe time for a campaign. 29. 28. Lit. a out, Quoted in Florescu and McNally, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces, op.cit., p. 62.

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Author: M.J. Trow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107732

Category: History

Page: 160

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A historical journey in pursuit of the history, legend and lore of vampires. Where do they come from? Why do they have so much appeal today? As Twilight hits the book charts and billboards, and True Blood is on TV there are vampires in downtown clubs and never has it been more fashionable to be pale. M J Trow looks at the story of vampires and charts its origins a long way from the shopping mall in the story of the warrior prince, Vlad of Wallachia.

Vampires

... as that part of his life takes us out of the scope of this chapter ( for a detailed look at Dracula's life , see Dracula : Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu and Raymond T. McNally , which is listed in the bibliography ) .

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Author: Konstantinos

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 1567183808

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Tales of mysterious blood drinkers & life-stealing phantoms have fascinated & terrified people from all over the world for centuries. What is the truth behind the legends of the undead? For the first time ever, here is convincing evidence that vampires really exist- & that the actual truth about vampires is stranger than anything you may have read, heard or dreamed about! Vampires: The Occult Truth contains first-hand accounts of encounters with vampires & vampirism of all types-the ancient undead of folklore, contemporary mortal blood drinkers who believe themselves to be vampires, & the most dangerous of all: psychic vampires who intentionally drain the life force from their victims. Vampires is the first book to consider vampires from an occultists point of view, & to present solid esoteric theories to explain their existence. Youll read case histories of real modern & historical contacts with vampires & victims of vampirism-including those personally encountered by the author himself- & youll learn a simple yet powerful technique that will protect you from attacks by psych.

Dracula s Wars

33 Florescu, R., and McNally, R., Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Time, Back Bay Books, Boston, MA, 1990, chs 4 and 6. 34 Florescu, R., and McNally, R., Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Time, ...

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Author: James Waterson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750969161

Category: History

Page: 256

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The real Dracula was far from Bram Stoker’s well-mannered aristocrat. Better known as Vlad the Impaler, he was named for his favoured execution method: running a spear through his victim’s lower body, then standing them upright so it skewered their vital organs. In a world ruled by petty tyrants and constantly at war, the young Dracula was held hostage by the Turks while his father was assassinated and his brother was buried alive. Finally released, Dracula conducted an almighty purge, surrounding his palace with noblemen impaled on stakes. Then he turned his attention to military campaigns against the Turks and Bulgars to consolidate his power. Yet to Romanians and the Pope he was a hero and liberator, fighting to protect his kingdom and countrymen from invasion in a complex and treacherous time. And, as an initiate in the Order of the Dragon, Dracula also played a vital (if not entirely noble) part in the fight against the Ottoman war machine. In this full account of Vlad Dracula, James Waterson details the good and the bad of this warlord prince, offering a fascinating insight into the violent end of the Middle Ages.

Dracula

I expressed these ideas in a conference held in 1987 at Boston College, which this time facilitated Florescu and McNally's publication Dracula: Prince of Many Faces. His Life and Times.5 I was right in proposing this new direction, ...

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Author: Matei Cazacu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004349216

Category: History

Page: 492

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Cazacu’s Dracula offers the most authoritative scholarly biography of Vlad III the Impaler (d. 1476), including how his imagery evolved from contemporary to modern times.

Consuming News

The pamphlets open with a thumbnail biography of Vlad III and his rise to power in Wallachia in 1447, ... Genéve 1988 (= Hautes études médiévales et modernes 61); Radu Florescu and Raymond T. McNally: Dracula, Prince of Many Faces.

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Author: Gerhild Scholz Williams

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042026148

Category: History

Page: 378

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Essays on Romanian History

This volume brings together a lifetime of studies on Romanian history and culture by one of the leading American scholars on the history of Romania, Radu R. Florescu.

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Author: Radu R. Florescu

Publisher: Center For Romanian Studies

ISBN: 1592110975

Category:

Page:

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The Vampire Book

In 1979, (coinciding with the release of the new version of Dracula [1979] with Frank Langella), they completed an ... of Vlad's life in its context in the broad sweep of fifteenth-century history, Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His ...

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Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593484

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

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Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.

Blood Read

See Dann , Jack Dracula , Vlad ( historical figure ) , 3 Dracula ( film ) , x - xi , 1 , 17 , 85. See also Stoker , Bram , Dracula Dracula : Dead and Loving It ( film ) , 3 Dracula , Prince of Many Faces . See Florescu , Radu R. Dracula ...

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Author: Joan Gordon

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812216288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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"Blood Read is a fresh look at an old form, offering lively, lucid insights into the contemporary explosion of vampire fiction. Nothing else like it exists. This book should set the terms for discussion about vampires for some time to come."--Brian Attebery, Idaho State University

My Vladislaus Dracula

He said he had to read Dracula, Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu and Raymond T. McNally when he was in high school. Amelia laughed, pulling out her book from her backpack. When Vlad saw the book, he laughed.

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Author: Teresa L. Jones

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452005720

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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When the name Dracula is spoken, what image comes into your mind? Do you think of a bloodthirsty monster made up by an Irish story-teller who never stepped foot on Romanian soil? Or, do you think of a legendary fifteenth century hero of Romania who risked his life and fought courageously to take on the Ottoman empire to protect his land, his people, all of Europe, and all of Christianity? Since the age of 13, Amelia Justine Kari had a quest. Her quest was to one day take a trip to the beautiful lands of Romania, in search of the truth behind the mystery's of the real Prince Dracula. Once on Romanian soil, Amelia would find other forces already at work in search of her. Because of her career choice as a medical technician and her overwhelming fascination with the green eyed, black haired man called Prince Vladislaus Dracula, Amelia was always misunderstood. But, what if Vlad Dracula was also misunderstood? What if the pamphlets and documents written about him, were only made up to control him, use his power, and condemn him to prison? Amelia was determined to find the truth, but she'd have to search deep in her soul to find all the answers.

The Roots of Balkanization

Dracula).15 His epitaph might read, “The Last Crusader,” which indeed was the character of this prince who seemed born ... Radu R. Florescu and Raymond T. McNally, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces, His Life and His Times (Boston: Little, ...

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Author: Ion Grumeza

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761851356

Category: History

Page: 260

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This book describes the historical changes that took place in the Balkan Peninsula after the collapse of the Roman Empire and their impact in Eastern lands. It develops conclusions reached in the author's previous book, Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe, covering 500 B.C.-A.D. 500.

Encyclopedia of the Vampire The Living Dead in Myth Legend and Popular Culture

In Search of Dracula, an immediate bestseller, led to a documentary film on their research in Romania's Dracula country ... Classic Novel (Mayflower, 1979), and Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and Times (Little, Brown, 1989).

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Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313378348

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires

Dracula in the Dark

Dracula , Prince of Many Faces : His Life and Times . Boston : Little , Brown . A scholarly and comprehensive biography of Vlad Tepes , placing the historical Dracula within the political and cultural context of his time .

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Author: James Craig Holte

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313292159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

View: 386

Traces the changing nature of Dracula film representations, from the early silent adaptations to recent popular dramas such as Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Stage Blood

Vlad Tepes , the Impaler ( 1431-76 ) , called Voivode ( “ lord , ” " prince ” ) Dracula ( meaning “ son of ” both ... Florescu and McNally have written two books , In Search of Dracula and Dracula , Prince of Many Faces , on this ...

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Author: Roxana Stuart

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726601

Category: Drama

Page: 377

View: 678

The vampire originally took on its characteristics in the public imagination from a series of plays written and performed by some of the most important figures in nineteenth-century theater. This work is the first major study devoted to the vampire on stage; the author discusses the figure that preceded Dracula—Lord Ruthven—the subject of more than forty English, French, and American plays. The principal works are melodramas, but the vampire theme was also treated in tragedy, opera, ballet, burlesque, farce, burletta, and satire.

Dracula s Dark World

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and Times. Boston: Little, Brown and Company (1989). Florescu, Radu R., and Raymond T. McNally. In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1994).

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Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 9781936087969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 326

Recounts the tales of Vlad, III, Prince of Wallachia, the cruel tyrant known for impaling his enemies on stakes.

Death Torture and the Broken Body in European Art 1300 650

She indicates that he likely got the idea from the Ottomans and/ or from tales of Vlad the Impaler. ... Radu Florescu and Raymond T. McNally, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces (Boston: Little, Brown, 1989), 40–42.

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Author: JohnR. Decker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351570107

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Bodies mangled, limbs broken, skin flayed, blood spilled: from paintings to prints to small sculptures, the art of the late Middle Ages and early modern period gave rise to disturbing scenes of violence. Many of these torture scenes recall Christ?s Passion and its aftermath, but the martyrdoms of saints, stories of justice visited on the wicked, and broadsheet reports of the atrocities of war provided fertile ground for scenes of the body?s desecration. Contributors to this volume interpret pain, suffering, and the desecration of the human form not simply as the passing fancies of a cadre of proto-sadists, but also as serving larger social functions within European society. Taking advantage of the frameworks established by scholars such as Samuel Edgerton, Mitchell Merback, and Elaine Scarry (to name but a few), Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300-1650 provides an intriguing set of lenses through which to view such imagery and locate it within its wider social, political, and devotional contexts. Though the art works discussed are centuries old, the topics of the essays resonate today as twenty-first-century Western society is still absorbed in thorny debates about the ethics and consequences of the use of force, coercion (including torture), and execution, and about whether it is ever fully acceptable to write social norms on the bodies of those who will not conform.