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Lecouteux, Claude

Overview
Works: 163 works in 494 publications in 6 languages and 5,521 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Folklore  Romances 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: BF1045.D67, 133.14
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Most widely held works by Claude Lecouteux
Witches, werewolves, and fairies : shapeshifters and astral doubles in the Middle Ages by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les monstres dans la pensée médiévale européenne : essai de présentation by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in French and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mondes parallèles : l'univers des croyances du Moyen Age by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret history of vampires : their multiple forms and hidden purposes by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 254 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 )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fées, sorcières et loups-garous au Moyen Age : histoire du double by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les nains et les elfes au Moyen Age by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in French and held by 174 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 )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au-delà du merveilleux : des croyances du Moyen âge by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschichte der Gespenster und Wiedergänger im Mittelalter by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in German and English and held by 153 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why do we hang horseshoes for good luck or place wreaths on our doors? Why does the groom carry his new bride over the threshold? These customs represent the last vestiges from a long, rich history of honoring the spirits of our homes. They show that a house is more than a building: it is a living being with a body and soul. Examining the extensive traditions surrounding houses from medieval times to the present, Claude Lecouteux reveals that, before we entered the current era of frequent moves and modular housing, moving largely from the countryside into cities, humanity had an extremely sacred relationship with their homes and all the spirits who lived there alongside them--from the spirit of the house itself to the mischievous elves, fairies, and imps who visited, invited or not. He shows how every aspect of constructing and keeping a house involved rites, ceremony, customs, and taboos to appease the spirits, including the choice of a building lot and the very materials with which it was built. Uncovering the lost meaning behind door and window placement, the hearth, and the threshold, Lecouteux shares many tales of house spirits, from the offerings used to cajole the local land spirit into becoming the domestic house spirit to the good and bad luck bestowed upon those who seek the help of the "Little Money Man." He draws on studies and classic literature from old Europe--from Celtic lands and Scandinavia to France and Germany to the far eastern borders of Europe and into Russia--to explain the pagan roots behind many of these traditions. Revealing our ancestors' charms, prayers, and practices to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their homes, Lecouteux shows that we can invite the spirits back into our houses, old or new, and restore the sacred bond between home and inhabitant
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 142 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."--P. [4] of cover
Fantômes et revenants au Moyen Age by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A partir de récits anciens, de rites et de coutumes funéraires, l'auteur tire de l'oubli les fantômes et les revenants d'antan jusqu'alors négligés par les historiens, pour définir leur place dans les mentalités et comprendre le combat mené par l'Eglise. [Memento]
L'allemand du Moyen Age : le moyen haut-allemand by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charmes, conjurations et bénédictions : lexique et formules by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 118 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 )
9 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De rebus in Oriente mirabilibus : (lettre de Farasmanes) by Pharasmanes ( Book )
11 editions published in 1979 in 4 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les monstres dans la littérature allemande du Moyen Age : contribution à l'étude du merveilleux médiéval by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in French and Multiple languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kleine Texte zur Alexandersage : mit einem Anhang: Prestre Jean by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Démons et génies du terroir au Moyen âge by Claude Lecouteux ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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