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The Vampire: His Kith and Kin [PDF] ✎ The Vampire: His Kith and Kin By Montague Summers – Thomashillier.co.uk In the present work, Mr Montague endeavored to set forth what might be termed the philosophy of vampirism, and however ghastly and macabre they may appear, he felt that here one must not tamely shrin In the present work, Mr Montague His Kith Kindle Ó endeavored to set forth what might be termed the philosophy of vampirism, and however ghastly and macabre they may appear, he felt that here one must not tamely shrink from a careful and detailed consideration of the many cognate passions and congruous circumstances which, there can be no reasonable doubt, have throughout the ages played no impertinent and no trivial but a very vital and very memorable part in consolidating the vampire legend, and in perpetuating the vampire tradition The Vampire: PDF or among the darker and secret mysteries of belief that prevail in the heart of man.

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About the Author: Montague Summers

Augustus Montague Summers was an Anglican His Kith Kindle Ó priest and later convert to Roman Catholicism known primarily for his scholarly work on the English drama of the th century, as well as for his studies on witches, vampires, and werewolves, in all of which he professed to believe He was responsible for the first English translation, published in , of the notorious th century witch hunter s manual, the Malleus Maleficarum.



10 thoughts on “The Vampire: His Kith and Kin

  1. DJ Harris DJ Harris says:

    The Vampires by Montague Summers Learn the origins of the Vampire, the generation of the Vampire, the traits and practices of Vampirism, learn about Vampires in literature, andIf you try to read this composition purely for pleasure, you may be disappointed This book is a very thorough collection of Vampire folklore, literature, and facts These pages are filled with a ton of research material, the likes of which you may never see anywhere else The book is heavily laden with religious con The Vampires by Montague Summers Learn the origins of the Vampire, the generation of the Vampire, the traits and practices of Vampirism, learn about Vampires in literature, andIf you try to read this composition purely for pleasure, you may be disappointed This book is a very thorough collection of Vampire folklore, literature, and facts These pages are filled with a ton of research material, the likes of which you may never see anywhere else The book is heavily laden with religious context and historical reference It also helps to brush up on your Latin before attempting to read this book, seeing as how many of the passages stray into the language almost without warning Excerpt It may now be asked how a human being becomes or is transformed into a vampire, and it will be well here to tabulate the causes which are generally believed to predispose persons to this demoniacal condition It may be premised that as the tradition is so largely Slavonic and Greek many of these causes which are very commonly assigned and accredited in Eastern Europe, will not be found to prevail elsewhere. Montague Summers, born Augustus Montague Summers on May 10, 1880 , was an English author and clergyman He professed to believe in the existence of witches, vampires, faeries, and werewolves and studied them profusely until his death on August 10, 1948 He was responsible for the first English translation, published in 1928, of the notorious 15th century witch hunter s manual, the Malleus Maleficarum.Learnabout Montague Summers at Shopping Enabled Wikipedia onThis review provided by DJ Harris aka DJ6ual

  2. Steve Cran Steve Cran says:

    This by far is one of the best books about vampires I have ever read.Some for you might feel that Montague Summers is dated but in Reality when people write about vampires they will invariably consult his works The book talks about exactly whet the title says , Vampires and things that are related to vampires Vampires are all over the place they can be seen in China, Ancient Mesopootamia, Egypts, Malaysia, Europe and Iraq They share many of the same characteristics yet they can be different This by far is one of the best books about vampires I have ever read.Some for you might feel that Montague Summers is dated but in Reality when people write about vampires they will invariably consult his works The book talks about exactly whet the title says , Vampires and things that are related to vampires Vampires are all over the place they can be seen in China, Ancient Mesopootamia, Egypts, Malaysia, Europe and Iraq They share many of the same characteristics yet they can be different.To be come a vampire in Europe, usually you have to be a suicide or buried upside a proper cemetery , like the crossroads If someone is excommunicated or cursed by a church official their body will not decay To rectify this situation the church official who executed the ban or consequence must be called in to renounce what he uttered If not available then some other church official can lift the ban This non composition of body does not pertain to the vampire yet it is somewhat related In Asian societies the ancestors are venerated or remembered People will place food and incense by the grave to nourish the spirit If the spirits are neglected they can be vengeful toward the neglectful family members THese instances are related somewhat t0 vampires.What are vampires supposed too bee like, well prior to the movies and novels which glamorized theme THe real appearance is pale skin with patches of hair on the palm of the hand The nails grow up real long and there are long fang like teeth in certain instances The breath wreaks like foul flesh Vampires can be turned into vampires by a bite from one Or like mentioned earlier suicides and those buried outside a cemetery or had a violent death may end up becoming a vampire Werewolves can be become vampires after death THe big question remains is what is the nature of the vampire Is it a demon that animates the body or is it the soul that is trapped and earthbound Some think it is the persons astral body that turns into the the vampire Another question is how do they exit their grave without disturbing the dirt, Some researches have found that there are small holes in the grave which enable the vampire to slip through Now is this a demon making a new body, or does the p hysical body have a way of slipping through Maybe the astral body can materialized outside the grave suickinjg ectoplasm along with the astral body.When vampires strike sometimes they bring a plague to a whole town Someone wil waste away slowly To kill one it would be necessary to burn it, cut off its head and or drive a stake through its heart Many strategies are discussed in the book.Sometimes family obligations bring about the vampire In Greece if some one was murdered a family member must avenge the death or the dead relative becomes a vampire and seeks vengeance on their killer and the family member THe family member them self might become a vampire.In China the bones f a dead person can become reanimated by the po or the lower soul The Chinese vampire is called a Chang Shieh In Mesopotamia there are the Lilin, night time spirit creatures who seduce men and suck their energy and blood THere is also the Emmiku a wandering spirit that is neglected by family or remains unburied They suck the life energy out of a wandering person In the Middle East there are ghouls that being female demon that feast on flesh In other parts fun the world there is the bagjang and other vampiric creatures.The book finishes off with an examination of the vampire in literature and plays I found this p art a bit boring and uninteresting I like to stick with the legend and lore THis book was awesome

  3. Julia Julia says:

    The first thing I want to address is that Montague Summers is notorious for translation issues which was most evident in his translation of The Malleus Maleficarum, so when reading this I was very cautious about the information he presented At the same time there were also large sections that he didn t even bother to translate which took away greatly from this work Only because I have studied other nonfiction vampire sources was I able to understand what was going on during some parts I would The first thing I want to address is that Montague Summers is notorious for translation issues which was most evident in his translation of The Malleus Maleficarum, so when reading this I was very cautious about the information he presented At the same time there were also large sections that he didn t even bother to translate which took away greatly from this work Only because I have studied other nonfiction vampire sources was I able to understand what was going on during some parts I would not recommend this to someone new to the subject, but I think that it should at least be read if someone wants to make sure that a person as read all the classics on the subject

  4. Patrick Walker Patrick Walker says:

    If there was a point to this book, the author failed to find it It is mostly excerpts from other books Some were in English, but the majority of the quotes were in Latin, Greek, and French Other than trying to show how well read the author was, it would have better served him to have hired an editor Pathetically vain.

  5. Rufusgermanicus Meelberg Rufusgermanicus Meelberg says:

    This book was slow going for the first half, and the part I best enjoyed was the critique of Vampire fiction at the back The author is fairly restrained and scholarly when speaking of the history of vampire myth He analyzes every major culture with a history of vampire myths, breaks them all down, and finds the common threads as well as the peculiarities It is when he is reviewing works by other authors on the same subject, that he is at his most amusing Reviews could easily be changed to This book was slow going for the first half, and the part I best enjoyed was the critique of Vampire fiction at the back The author is fairly restrained and scholarly when speaking of the history of vampire myth He analyzes every major culture with a history of vampire myths, breaks them all down, and finds the common threads as well as the peculiarities It is when he is reviewing works by other authors on the same subject, that he is at his most amusing Reviews could easily be changed to assaults He s snide, none to forgiving, and he gives a window into the sort of snarky remarks that passed for constructive critique in the early 1900s London society He does, however, have the exact opinion of Dracula that I do It s brilliant in the beginning, but runs on too long, and the atmosphere of the book wanes towards the end as it becomesabout adventure All in all, this book is great for anyone interested in the truth behind all the vampire legend, but a light summer read it is not

  6. Steven Kent Steven Kent says:

    As a book you read for pleasure, this book scores a strong two stars As a book you read for information, it rates a solid five I am compromising.Montague Summers knew and wroteabout vampires, werewolves and who knows what else than any man of his time If you want to know about the world view of these creatures, Summers has it You say you prefer to learn about the traditional Eastern European beliefs No problem, Summers is your man.And he writes about it in flowery, urn of the century As a book you read for pleasure, this book scores a strong two stars As a book you read for information, it rates a solid five I am compromising.Montague Summers knew and wroteabout vampires, werewolves and who knows what else than any man of his time If you want to know about the world view of these creatures, Summers has it You say you prefer to learn about the traditional Eastern European beliefs No problem, Summers is your man.And he writes about it in flowery, urn of the century English that is dry as a bone and filled with anecdotes, stories, first hand accounts, and legends

  7. Jay Jay says:

    had some tedious stuff about miracles and saints, but the connection was made between that and the vampire myth, my favorite chapter being the one about the myths of the middle east, china, and other ancient countries.

  8. Ilana Ilana says:

    A fantastic reference book and one that has aged quite well in spite of the scientific advances since then.

  9. Crystal Crystal says:

    This book is incredibly informative It s got tons of legend lore for lovers of vampire fiction This book is incredibly informative It s got tons of legend lore for lovers of vampire fiction

  10. Julia Julia says:

    Another book on my shelf that I haven t actually taken out the time to read, but plan to quite soon and am excited about it.

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