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Politics
Author: Montague Summers
ISBN: 0806503920
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Publisher Lyle Stuart (December 1, 1973)
Language English
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.3
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by Montague Summers


Montague Summers discusses lycanthropy, and the fact that he believes it to be a mental illness separate from actual shapeshifting abilities. Summers is clearly not an objective observer, and his Christian bias is ever-present. Honestly it doesn't take anything away from the book though.

Montague Summers discusses lycanthropy, and the fact that he believes it to be a mental illness separate from actual shapeshifting abilities. The most famous cases surrounding the idea of werewolves are examined, as well as beliefs and customs from around the Old World, mostly Europe.

The results are very informative and beautifully written

The results are very informative and beautifully written. For some reason, he seems to believe in werewolves, which doesn't make much sense.

Written by a venerable author of occult studies, The Werewolf in Lore and Legend is the first definitive book on werewolfery and the remarkable successor to Montague Summers's popular work, The Vampire. Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, it employs an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore from throughout Europe to powerfully portray the horror associated with belief in werewolves.

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Augustus Montague Summers (10 April 1880 – 10 August 1948) was an English author and clergyman. He is known primarily for his scholarly work on the English drama of the 17th century, as well as for his idiosyncratic studies on witches, vampires, and werewolves, in all of which he professed to believe. He was responsible for the first English translation, published in 1928, of the notorious 15th-century witch hunter's manual, the Malleus Maleficarum.

The Werewolf - In Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal (Fantasy and Horror Classics). The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger. Victorian Ghost Stories. The Man and the Beast - The Legend of the Werewolf in Historical Documents and Fictional Literature (Fantasy and Horror Classics). The Worship Of The Witch. Malleus Maleficarum: The Witch Hammer (Hardcover). James Sprenger, Montague Summers, Heinrich Kramer. The Witch: Heretic And Anarchist.

Courier Corporation, Dec 1, 2003 - Social Science - 336 pages. Forget Lon Chaney and all that full moon nonsense. Summers's 1933 volume takes a hard look at werewolf legends throughout history. The first definitive work on werewolfery, this book was written by a venerable author of occult studies.

The Werewolf in Lore and Legend. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer : Notes to the Canterbury Tales, Volume V (Illustrated). Oracles of Nostradamus.

Ancient and modern writings dealing with lycanthropy are incorporated in this comprehensive account of the werewolf in legend, reality, and literature
Rindyt
Being a big werewolf fan, l felt this would be a good addition to my library. This is a wordy book written in older fashioned English, and could lose someone who isn't too passionate about the subject matter. But it is still very in-depth and informative on the origins of this phenomenon.

Montague Summers discusses lycanthropy, and the fact that he believes it to be a mental illness separate from actual shapeshifting abilities. Summers is clearly not an objective observer, and his Christian bias is ever-present. Honestly it doesn't take anything away from the book though. The most famous cases surrounding the idea of werewolves are examined, as well as beliefs and customs from around the Old World, mostly Europe.

The biggest drawback in my opinion are all the quotes and paragraphs written in foreign languages, chiefly Latin, that are either left untranslated or explained at the end of the chapter in tiny footnotes. lt's kind of laborious to keep track of all the notes and look them up as you go. Otherwise it's a good read on one of my favourite topics.
Nern
If Stephen King had a history degree, this is what he would produce. This is not a quick read. This book was written by a man who seriously believed this stuff, and has gone to great length to research proof from the archives of the same Catholic Church that now says all these creatures do not exist. He reprints said material (especially witness statements) in their entirety. I had to look the guy up in Wikipedia, and if that article was only half right, the guy was certainly nuts...but the entertaining scary sort of nuts, not the kind you need to lock away. Their next edition should have a description of Mr. Summers at the beginning. Picturing him at the head of a Hogwarts-style classroom, lecturing on lycanthropes and vampires, with this material, whoa.
Jeyn
100 years ago, Montague Summers, a Catholic priest in England, penned a five-volume history on the occult that covered vampires, witches, and, here, werewolves. Summers takes both his theology and his historical accounts very seriously. Make no mistake; he absolutely believes that black magic is real, and he is out to convince you. What makes his work so refreshing today is that it is unabashedly erudite and boldly, almost defiantly, orthodox. You don't have to agree with him to learn deeply from his research. People love him or hate him; personally, I can't get enough of the man. Get all five volumes!
Beahelm
The classic multi cultural view of the subject. A more modern view might include psychiatric and physiological views of the origin of the subject.
Tegore
I have been looking for this book for YEARS! I was so excited to find it! I love all the lore and true stories used. The only reason I gave it four stars was because it gets a bit slow going at times. The words just keep piling and piling... Leading to heights unknown!
But still if you are willing to put in the time one of the best sources around. Love it!
POFOD
Less exciting or informative than I'd hoped.
Unirtay
Fast shipping, Great price!
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