Late medieval source for the Dracula story

Book/Illustration/Image

Description

English

Published in Bamberg in 1491, this book is one of the strongest sources for the Dracula story. It is the history of Wladislaus Drgwyla, also known as Vlad III, a 15th-century Prince of Wallachia, now part of Romania. He was known after his death as ‘Vlad the Impaler’ due to the inhuman cruelties practised by his armies during wars with the Ottoman empire.

Full title
Ein wünderliche und erschröckenliche hystori von einem groszen wüttrich genant Dracole wayda, der do so gar unkristenliche martter hat angelegt, die menschē als mit spissen, auch dy leüt zu tod geslyffen, etc.
Published
1419 , Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Format
Book / Illustration / Image
Creator
unknown
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
IA.2673.

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