Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Vlad the Impaler



Cadzow, John F., Ludanyi, Andrew & Eleto, Louis J. ed. Transylvania — The Roots of Ethnic Conflict. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1983.

Florescu, Radu R. & McNally, Raymond T. Dracula — Prince of Many Faces. NY: Little, Brown & Company/Back Bay Books, 1989.

Florescu, Radu. R. & McNally, Raymond T. In Search of Dracula. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

Gies, Joseph & Frances. Life in a Medieval Castle. NY: Harper & Row/Perennial Publishers, 1979.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. NJ: Unicorn Publishing, 1985.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula's Guest. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.


Magazine/E-zine Articles

Banu, Bogdan. Bogdan's Domain website. Article: "Dracula — The Real Story," 1999.

Castle of Spirits website, article on "Vlad Dracula, the Impaler," 1996.

Lonely Planet World Guide. Article: "Romania," 2000.

McKaig, Angie. "Who is Vlad the Impaler?" Internet.

Miller. Elizabeth. Article: "Dracula: The Myth and the Myth of History," Journal of the Dark magazine, Issue 9, 1996.

Mutler, Alison/Associated Press. Article: "Romania Revamps Dracula Legend to Earn Tourist Dollars," The Independent Newspaper, May 28, 2000.

RO-Travel.Com, published by the Romanian

Tourist Services. Five articles: "Dracula, Between Legend and Reality," "The Geto-Dacians," "Roman Dacia," "The Romanian Principalities" and "The Middle Ages in Romania," 1999.

Tayler, Jeffrey. "Transylvania Today," The Atlantic Monthly, issue June, 1997.

Wren, Caroline. "Visegrad: The Seat of Kings," published by Central Europe Online.

Zyreco, George. "A Carpathian Moonlight Serenade," Postcards magazine, issue March, 1976.

 Scholastic Studies

Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, article on "Matthias Corvinus," NY: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Federation of East European Families Society. Article: "History of United Romania," 1995.

Hopkins, Martha E. Three articles: "Magyars Arrive in Transylvania," "Origins of Wallachia and Moldavia" and "The Ottoman Invasions," Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Country Studies, 1999.

Pitman, Paul M. "Turkey: A Country Study," Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Country Studies, 1987.

Porter, Ray. "The Historical Dracula, Vlad III," report for LISTSERV FAQ "Vampyres List," Georgetown University, April, 1992.

Additional Information

The following people and organizations clarified for me the often-complex history of Romania, as well as helped me better understand the importance of Vlad Dracula's respective place within it:

Nemecsek Einar of Dusseldorf, Germany, native of Romania.

The Transylvania Society, Ontario, Canada Chapter.


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