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DRACULA’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IN HIS OWN WORDS

THE PRINCE Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler [Vlad Țepeș] is well-known for his stern sense of justice and for employing harsh forms of punishment. Vlad was not an innovator in this sense, but, for a variety of reasons we will not dwell on here, he became forever associated with the use […]

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Naum Veqilharxhi and the Development of Modern Albanian Culture

Posted by on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 in Albanian History, East European History, Nineteenth Century, Uncategorized

The most important leader of the Albanian national movement in the early part of the nineteenth century was Naum Veqilharxhi. Born in Vithkuq, near Korça, in 1797, In 1806, while still a boy, Veqilharxhi emigrated with his family to Romania, where he was exposed to ideas of nationalism and the enlightenment. Influenced by these ideas, […]

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Vlad the Sad Prince: A Coloring Book for Adults

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

What happens when a comedy writer with a longtime fandom of vampire lore and history discovers that his birthday marks the same date as the unification of Romania? He makes a coloring book to celebrate! And not just any coloring book, but a Vlad the Impaler coloring book. But why is Vlad so sad? Vlad […]

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Another Dracula Book? Dracula’s Mistress by Carmen Ștefănescu

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

Have you ever thought that the blood of someone famous, whose name inspires, even nowadays, a feeling of admiration, or unease, or dread, may be flowing through your veins? No? I must admit that I hadn’t either, until I wrote the novel Dracula’s Mistress and, come to think of it, Dracula’s blood may flow through […]

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How Researching the Life of Dracula Changed My Life, by Kyle B. Stiff

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

Researching the life of Dracula for my book Voivod changed my life. There’s nothing quite so humbling as finding out that your knowledge of history is based on movies and television, especially when you live under the illusion of being informed… unlike those other people! I was forced to confront my own ignorance when I […]

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Codex Dracula – New Indie Comic Book Series by Viorel Moraru

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

It was a cold autumn evening, the trees were bare and the wind scattered the fallen leaves on the deserted street. I was only a child when I passed for the first time near the Tower of Vlad Dracula in the city of Târgoviște, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it. The Tower, like […]

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