Dracula's Bloodline (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Hamilton Books
Cazacu, Matei
Illustrations, unspecified; Halftones, Black & White including Black & White Photographs; Bl
226 x 152 x 25 mm
499 g
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23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Dracula's Bloodline (häftad)

Dracula's Bloodline

A Florescu Family Saga

Häftad,  Engelska, 2013-08-02
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This engrossing book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to the notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day, touching on such diverse personalities as the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Michael Jackson. In the tradition of Alex Haleys Roots, Draculas Bloodline relates a multi-generational saga through the prism of one familys narrative, from medieval Eastern Europe to the post-Communist era. The book provides an inside look at Romanias bloody and turbulent historya mostly untold narrative that embraces the cruel Ottoman invasions, vying boyars seeking to change the political order at home, and the toppling of the Ceausescu regime. The story of each century is told through the eyes of one Florescu (or more) who had a unique perch from which to view his or her contemporary society. Florescu and Cazacu drew on research that had mostly been kept in family hands. To track the Florescu footprint down through the centuries since the 1400s, they used many sources: the Brasov archives in Transylvania, select letters, unpublished diaries, and extensive family documents that have been scattered from Europe to the United States. This fully indexed book offers many photographs from family archives, as well as a glossary of terms and titles, and a full genealogy showing the Florescus family links to Vlad Tepes.
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[T]he book is lively and engaging. The Dracula Professor has had a full and interesting life, bracketed by his colorful Romanian ancestors and by his successful children, some of whom returned to post-Communist Romania as entrepreneurs. Draculas Bloodline is a good read. * Journal of Folklore Research *

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Radu R. Florescu was born in Bucharest, Romania and is an indirect descendant of Prince Dracula. He received both BA and MA degrees from Christ Church, Oxford University and a PhD from Indiana University. He is professor emeritus of history at Boston College and is author of The Struggle Against Russia in the Romanian Principalities and co-author of a half dozen books on the story of Vlad Tepes, the historical Dracula. With almost a dozen books to his name, his academic work has been the subject of documentaries by The History Channel, Discovery, Canadian Broadcasting, and other international networks. Matei Cazacu received his BA and MA from the University of Bucharest and his PhD from the Sorbonne in Paris. He served as a senior researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. Professor Cazacu is the author of a few dozen books including Dracula (Tallandier, Paris, 2004), Gilles de Rais, or Blue Beard, (Tallandier, Paris, 2005), and Frankenstein (with Professor Florescu, Tallandier, 2011). A medievalist, Professor Cazacu lectures throughout Europe and has appeared in documentaries on The History Channel and Romanian television.


Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Romanian Court Dignitaries and Terms in English Chapter 1 My Name is Florea Chapter 2 The Wolfman Serves Vlad Dracul Chapter 3 A Florescu-Dracula Marriage Chapter 4 Maria the Old Saves the Florescu Name Chapter 5 The Tragic Death of Two Half-Brothers: Michael the Brave and Radu Florescu Chapter 6 The Florescus During the Seventeenth Century: Manners Maketh Man Chapter 7 Florescu Survival Under Greek Rule Chapter 8 The Revolutionary Household in Bucharest 1848 Chapter 9 A Conservative General and a Liberal Musician Reunite Chapter 10 A Patriot of Greater Romania Chapter 11 Radu Florescu: An Undiplomatic Diplomat Chapter 12 Radu Florescu: The Absent-Minded Professor Chapter 13 The Search for Dracula Chapter 14 Uncle George and Aunt Elza Florescu Milescu Survive Fascism and Battle Communism Epilogue The Post-Communist Generation: Quest for New Frontiers and Reclaiming the Values of Old Genealogy Florescu Land and Property Holdings (Fourteenth-Nineteenth Centuries) Index