Dracula. Leben und Legende

Dracula

Kaum eine historische Gestalt ist so sehr von Legenden umrankt wie Vlad Draculea Tepes: Fürst der Walachei im Spätmittelalter, Kämpfer gegen das Osmanische Reich und Kristallisationspunkt blutiger Mythen, die schließlich in Bram Stokers großem Roman Dracula (1897) kulminierten und so den Protagonisten zu einem Ahnherrn der Vampire werden ließen. Der Autor erzählt das Leben des Vlad Tepes in seiner Zeit, legt dar, wie es zum heute verbreiteten Dracula-Bild kam und warum dieses noch immer fasziniert.

Heiko Haumann, Prof. em. für Osteuropäische und Neuere Allgemeine Geschichte an der Universität Basel, war 2003 Visiting Fellow am IWM. Das Buch ist aus seinen damaligen Forschungen und Vorträgen am Institut entstanden.

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