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Lecouteux, Claude

Overview
Works: 168 works in 647 publications in 8 languages and 6,570 library holdings
Genres: History  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Sources  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor, 958, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Publishing director
Classifications: PT1679.W8, 133.14
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Most widely held works about Claude Lecouteux
 
Most widely held works by Claude Lecouteux
Witches, werewolves, and fairies : shapeshifters and astral doubles in the Middle Ages by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the roots of otherworldy beings, including witches, werewolves, and fairies, to a Western European belief system that predates Christianity
Geschichte der Gespenster und Wiedergänger im Mittelalter by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the ghost stories of pagan times reveal the seamless union that exists between the world of the living and the afterlife
Les monstres dans la pensée médiévale européenne : essai de présentation by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mondes parallèles : l'univers des croyances du Moyen Age by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret history of vampires : their multiple forms and hidden purposes by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The countless movies and books inspired by vampires who have a predilection for human blood are based on incidents recorded as fact in newspapers and judicial archives in the centuries preceding the works of Bram Stoker and other writers. Digging through these forgotten records, Claude Lecouteux unearths a very different figure of the vampire
Mélusine et le chevalier au cygne by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasses fantastiques et cohortes de la nuit au moyen age : ouvrage publie avec le concours du centre national du livre by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of household spirits : ancestral lore and practices by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the ancient customs of constructing and keeping a house formed a sacred bond between homes and their inhabitants
Les nains et les elfes au Moyen Age by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spécialiste du Moyen Age, l'auteur a patiemment relevé les images, les situations et les usages gravitant autour de ces êtres
Les esprits et les morts by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au-delà du merveilleux : des croyances du Moyen âge by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Démons et génies du terroir au Moyen âge by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au sein d'une nature sauvage, l'homme, exposé à d'invisibles périls, s'est longtemps éprouvé comme un intrus. Toute installation fut d'abord une conquête sur une présence surnaturelle le plus souvent menaçante. Claude Lecouteux retrouve dans les traditions populaires, les sagas et les récits, les traces d'une peur archaïque des innommables créatures qui hantent les espaces vierges. A l'origine de nombreux rites, il identifie la volonté de conjurer les dangers, de se rendre propice le génie et d'organiser, sur des sites précis, sa coexistence avec l'homme. Ainsi, il met au jour un antique respect de la nature qui rejoint nos préoccupations écologiques les plus actuelles
Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic folklore, mythology, and magic by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legends of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe--spanning from Germany and Austria across Scandinavia to Iceland and England--include a broad range of mythical characters and places, from Odin and Thor, to berserkers and Valhalla, to the Valkyries and Krampus. In this encyclopedia, Claude Lecouteux explores the origins, connections, and tales behind many gods, goddesses, magical beings, rituals, folk customs, and mythical places of Norse and Germanic tradition. More than a reference to the Aesir and the Vanir pantheons, this encyclopedia draws upon a wealth of well-known and rare sources, such as the Poetic Edda, the Saga of Ynglingar by Snorri Sturluson, and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus. Beyond the famous and infamous Norse gods and goddesses, Lecouteux also provides information on lesser-known figures from ancient Germanic pagan tradition, such as th Elf king, the Lorelei, the Perchten, land spirits, fairies, dwarves, trolls, goblins, bogeymen, giants, and many other beings who roam the wild, as well as lengthy articles on well-known figures and events such as Siegfried (Sigurd in Norse) and Ragnarök. The author describes the worship of the elements and trees, details many magical rituals, and shares wild folktales from ancient Europe, such as the strange adventure of Peter Schlemihl and the tale of the Cursed Huntsman. He also dispels the false beliefs that have arisen from the Nazi hijacking of Germanic mythology and from its longtime suppression by Christianity
The secret history of poltergeists and haunted houses : from pagan folklore to modern manifestations by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring accounts of poltergeists from ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the modern world, Claude Lecouteux finds that while our interpretations of poltergeists may change, the manifestations always follow a similar course and evolution."--Page 4 of cover
Les monstres dans la littérature allemande du Moyen Age : contribution à l'étude du merveilleux médiéval by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

17 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'allemand du moyen âge : le moyen haut-allemand by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in French and German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rebus in Oriente mirabilibus : (lettre de Farasmanes) by Pharasmanes( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charmes, conjurations et bénédictions : lexique et formules by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wigalois, the knight of fortune's wheel by Wirnt( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and German, Middle High and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: "Es ist höchst erfreulich, dass dieser Text wieder greifbar ist auch für den Unterricht."Mireille Schnyder in: Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 1/2009 "Insgesamt bleibt das Verdienst zu betonen, dass die Herausgeber einen wichtigen Vertreter des höfischen romans in guter Übersetzung für den akademischen Unterricht zur Verfügung gestellt haben."Lorenz Deutsch in: Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 2/2008 "Als sehr nützlich erweisen sich die knappen Inhaltszusammenfassungen der einzelnen Kapitel, die jeweils dem Originaltext vorausgehen. Auch der Parallelabdruck der alten Ausgabe durch Kapteyn (...] und der modernen Übersetzung, die sich sehr gut liest und sowohl philologisch als auch pädagogisch gesehen sehr positiv zu beurteilen ist, erweist sich als wirklich angenehm. Auf dieser Grundlage wird man tatsächlich den Wigalois im Seminar einsetzen können."Albrecht Classen in: Mediaevistik 2007 "Die Wigalois-Ausgabe von Sabine und Ulrich Seelbach ist hochwillkommen für den akademischen Unterricht. Sie ist sehr benutzerfreundlich angelegt, hilfreich für den professionellen Leser mittelalterlicher Texte und interessant auch für den professionellen Germanisten, wenn es um das Verständnis schwieriger Stellen geht."Dieter Kartschoke in: Zeitschrift für Germanistik 3/2007 "Was SABINE und ULRICH SEELBACH vorgelegt haben, ist eine praktische, handliche und gut redigierte Ausgabe mit einer angenehm lesbaren Übersetzung und dem überlichen ?Zubehör' - und das alles zu einem sehr moderaten Preis. Die Studierenden werden's danken!"Florian Kragl in: ZfdA 2/2007 "Mit der neuen Wigalois-Ausg. wird den Studierenden der Germanistik ein praktisches Arbeitsmaterial an die Hand gegeben, das den Erstzugang zu diesem Werk erleichert."Christiane Ackermann in: Germanistik 1-2/2006 "This editon makes Wirnt von Grafenberg's Arthurian romance [...] widely available, and will, for the first time, allow this work to find its way ont
Histoire des vampires : autopsie d'un mythe by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'attachant aux témoignages originaux, Claude Lecouteux dresse un inventaire des précurseurs des vampires, en remontant à la plus haute Antiquité où abondent lamies, striges et goules. Il retrace ensuite la constitution et l'évolution du mythe, de Dom Calmet à Dracula. Archives à l'appui, il analyse plusieurs cas de vampirisme jugés avec le plus grand sérieux, notamment au XVIIIe siècle
 
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Witches, werewolves, and fairies : shapeshifters and astral doubles in the Middle Ages
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Claude Lecouteux French historian

Lecouteux, C.

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Geschichte der Gespenster und Wiedergänger im MittelalterThe secret history of vampires : their multiple forms and hidden purposesChasses fantastiques et cohortes de la nuit au moyen age : ouvrage publie avec le concours du centre national du livreThe secret history of poltergeists and haunted houses : from pagan folklore to modern manifestations