2012 Reprint of 1933 Edition Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, the first definitive work on were wolfs, employs a theological and philosophical approach, incorporating an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore Summers examines the supernatural practice of shape shifting, notes the finer distinctions between werewolfery and lycanthropy, and explores the differences of opinion on exactly how ordinary humans are transformed into creatures Augustus Montague Summers 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...
|Publisher||:||Martino Fine Books October 24, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||338 pages|
|File Size||:||694 KB|
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The Werewolf Reviews
The classic multi cultural view of the subject. A more modern view might include psychiatric and physiological views of the origin of the subject.
It took me 8 years to procure a copy of "The Werewolf", by Montague Summers. Perhaps, my expectations were too high, but this was a big disappointment.
This is the textbook of werewolfery and, is about as entertaining as any college textbook would be. It was written in the days before the Hollywood werewolf and, reads like an Audubon Society field guide to birds. If you are looking for the definitive non-fiction work on the subject, you have found it. If you are looking for "Werewolf: The Apocalypse" type kitsch, you're in over your head here.