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Lecouteux, Claude

Overview
Works: 178 works in 625 publications in 8 languages and 6,258 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Folklore  Romances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: BF1045.D67, 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 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the roots of otherworldy beings, including witches, werewolves, and fairies, to a Western European belief system that predates Christianity
The secret history of vampires : their multiple forms and hidden purposes by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 373 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
Geschichte der Gespenster und Wiedergänger im Mittelalter by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenants were part of the ancestor worship prevalent in the pagan world and still practiced in indigenous cultures such as the Fang and Kota of equatorial Africa, among others. The Church, eager to supplant this familial faith with its own, engineered the transformation of the corporeal revenant into the disembodied ghost of modern times, which could then be easily discounted as a figment of the imagination or the work of the devil. The sanctified grounds of the church cemetery replaced the burial mounds on the family farm, where the ancestors remained as an integral part of the living community. This exile to the formal graveyard, ironically enough, has contributed to the great loss of the sacred that characterizes the modern world
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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélusine et le chevalier au cygne by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in French and held by 227 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 )

19 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 206 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 monstres dans la pensée médiévale européenne : essai de présentation by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 155 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
The secret history of poltergeists and haunted houses : from pagan folklore to modern manifestations by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

2 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
L'allemand du Moyen Age : le moyen haut-allemand by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in French and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les monstres dans la littérature allemande du Moyen Age : contribution à l'étude du merveilleux médiéval by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

19 editions published in 1982 in French and Multiple languages and held by 127 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 127 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 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Texte zur Alexandersage : mit einem Anhang: Prestre Jean by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les monstres dans la pensée médiévale européenne : essai de présentation by Claude Lecouteux( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsch-französische Germanistik : [Festschrift] Mélanges pour Emile Georges Zink( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in German and French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Witches, werewolves, and fairies : shapeshifters and astral doubles in the Middle Ages
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Claude Lecouteux French historian

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The secret history of vampires : their multiple forms and hidden purposesGeschichte der Gespenster und Wiedergänger im MittelalterChasses 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