Vlad the Impaler
Vlad the Impaler: Son of the Devil, Hero of the People not only brings to life one of history’s most compelling and brutal characters, but traces his bizarre afterlife. A hero to his countrymen, Vlad Dracula became a byword for dread. Not just for generations of Western fans of Gothic fiction and film, but also for his fifteenth-century contemporaries, whose appalled fasci...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by Ian Allan Publishing
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Serious historical research and sound principals on critic on sources and accounts, is in my opinion missing in this book, which could have made a good contribution to the subject, but instead turns out as something close to mere speculations about Vlad the myth and the historical Vlad added ad hock deviations from the subjects being studied sometimes interesting but never relay relevant.
I am so not into graphic novels, but this book was very informative and I'm glad I checked it out at a friend's advice. I am very unlikely to read something of this sort without a recommendation. This book was historically interesting even though it was about a pretty awful person.
Paul Wood began working for the Open University in the 1980s as a part-time Tutor in Scotland, based in Edinburgh. Since the 1990s he has worked in the Dept of Art History at Milton Keynes. His main involvement has been in the history of the modern movement. Previously, he was a Tutor on A315, Modern Art & Modernism which ran between 1983 and 1992, a Course Team member on A316 Modern Art: Prac...moreMore about Paul Wood...