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The Book of Werewolves

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  • Sabine Baring-Gould was born in the parish of St Sidwell, Exeter. The eldest son of Edward Baring-Gould and his first wife, Sophia Charlotte (née Bond), he was named after a great-uncle, the Arctic explorer Sir Edward Sabine. Because the family spent much of his childhood travelling round Europe, most of his education was by private tutors. He only spent about two years in formal schooling, first at King's College School in London (then located in Somerset House) and then, for a few months, at Warwick Grammar School (now Warwick School). Here his time was ended by a bronchial disease of the kind that was to plague him throughout his long life. His father considered his ill-health as a good reason for another European tour.

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“The Book of Werewolves” is a work by Sabine Baring-Gould, first published in 1865. It is a comprehensive study of werewolf lore, exploring the history, mythology, and cultural significance of werewolves throughout various regions and time periods.

In the book, Baring-Gould delves into the origins of werewolf beliefs, tracing them back to ancient times and examining their evolution across different cultures, including Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology, as well as medieval European folklore. He explores the psychological and societal factors that may have contributed to the development of werewolf legends, including superstition, fear of the unknown, and the human fascination with shape-shifting and the supernatural.

Baring-Gould also examines real-life cases of supposed werewolf sightings and incidents, offering critical analysis and skepticism where appropriate. He discusses the legal and judicial treatment of alleged werewolves, as well as the ways in which werewolf mythology has been portrayed in literature, art, and popular culture.

“The Book of Werewolves” is considered a seminal work in the study of werewolf folklore and has influenced subsequent research on the subject. Baring-Gould’s comprehensive and scholarly approach to the topic continues to be valued by historians, folklorists, and enthusiasts of the supernatural.
With the shocking histories of ten famous cases, this classic blends science, superstition, and fiction to tell the full story of the werewolves among us. The Book of Werewolves&lt/;i> was the first serious academic study of lycanthropy and “blood-lust” written in English. Combining a vast body of observation, myth, and lore, it explores the tradition of werewolves as a widespread and persistent theme throughout history.

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  • Sabine Baring-Gould was born in the parish of St Sidwell, Exeter. The eldest son of Edward Baring-Gould and his first wife, Sophia Charlotte (née Bond), he was named after a great-uncle, the Arctic explorer Sir Edward Sabine. Because the family spent much of his childhood travelling round Europe, most of his education was by private tutors. He only spent about two years in formal schooling, first at King's College School in London (then located in Somerset House) and then, for a few months, at Warwick Grammar School (now Warwick School). Here his time was ended by a bronchial disease of the kind that was to plague him throughout his long life. His father considered his ill-health as a good reason for another European tour.

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