Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Hardcover, original pictorial boards. 260 pp, Index, black & white illustrations. A volume in the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic Series. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311398
¶ Werewolf Histories is the first academic book in English to address European werewolf history and folklore from antiquity to the twentieth century. It covers the most important werewolf territories, ranging from Scandinavia to Germany, France and Italy, and from Croatia to Estonia. Chapters include: The Differentiated Werewolf: An Introduction to Cluster Methodology, by Willem de Blécourt; Good to Think: Wolves and Wolf-Men in the Graeco-Roman World, by Richard Gordon; Into the Wild - Old Norse Stories of Animal Men, by Christa Agnes Tuczay; Before the Werewolf Trials: Contextualising Shape-Changers and Animal Identities in Medieval North-Western Europe, by Aleksander Pluskowski; ‘What about Some Good Wether?’ Witches and Werewolves in Sixteenth-Century Italy, by Matteo Duni; ‘Species’, ‘Phantasia’, ‘Raison’: Werewolves and Shape-Shifters in Demonological Literature, by Johannes Dillinger; The Judge’s Lore? The Politico-Religious Concept of Metamorphosis in the Peripheries of Western Europe, by Rita Voltmer; The Werewolf in the Popular Culture of Early Modern Germany, by Rolf Schulte; Estonian Werewolf History, by Merili Metsvahi; The Werewolf in Nineteenth-Century Denmark, by Michèle Simonsen; & Dead Bodies and Transformations: Werewolves in Some South Slavic Folk Traditions, by Mara Pasaric.