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Kit's Crit: The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)

Elizabeth Kostova’s epic novel The Historian is a rich and unusual retelling of the Dracula myth.  The narrator is an unnamed professor’s daughter who embarks on a quest to uncover the secrets of her family’s history, only to find herself drawn into the dark world of vampires descending from Vlad the Impaler. 156 more words


Inaugural Issue

Welcome to the first issue of Mr. McSqueegie’s Ice Cream Truck, a fun and educational digital zine that comes in many flavors of weird and slightly historical! 189 more words


Vampires: The Devil's Minions

The vampire is one of the archetypal embodiments of evil.  These cursed, damned creatures are claimed by Satan, and act as his followers to lure human souls away from God.  618 more words


Around Transylvania In 3 Days

The journey around the vast Transylvanian plateau sheltered by the wild Carpathians started in Cluj-Napoca, followed by Sibiu, a former European Capital of Culture. During the summer afternoons, temperatures easily reached 35 degrees Celsius in the shade but I hoped they would drop once we were in the mountains. 492 more words


June 17th - The Night Attack 1462

The Night Attack was a battle fought between forces of Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia and Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire. The conflict initially started with Vlad’s refusal to pay the jizya (tax on non-Muslims) to the Sultan and intensified when Vlad invaded Bulgaria and impaled over 23,000 Turks. 378 more words


Have you ever been to Romania?

 How nice life is when you have the freedom to travel. My dear colleague and friend Val asked me to come along and visit her lovely country… 120 more words


Dracula Untold (2014)

I wouldn’t say this is the untold story of Dracula, in fact I felt like this is the typical story you hear when you research Vlad the Impaler. 180 more words