This fully annotated edition of Sabine Baring-Gould’s The Book of Werewolves includes:
- Academic critique, comments, analyses, and comparisons to modern scholarship
- Explanations of folklore and historical context
- Translations of quoted passages
- Bibliography and list of other helpful reading
- Fully formatted and edited manuscript (with table of contents) updated to modern standards
Originally written in 1865, Sabine Baring-Gould’s The Book of Were-Wolves is still considered among the best of sources in the field of werewolf studies, as well as folklore studies and the occult. A passionate dive into the folkloric and real history of werewolves, witches and sorcerers, and even madmen and serial killers, Baring-Gould takes a scientific approach to “proving” the reality behind werewolf legends. In doing so, he discusses werewolf legends across history, with particular focus on Scandinavia and the Renaissance / Early Modern eras, and even discusses other shapeshifter folklore from around the world, as well as providing trial accounts of famous killers such as Gilles de Rais. This book is a must-have for scholars in multiple fields and anyone interested in the history of the werewolf legend. The editor’s contribution of annotations and translations provide further context to Baring-Gould’s work, but his words in themselves are unabridged and uncensored from his original text.
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