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978-0-7618-6157-7 • Paperback • August 2013 • $47.99 • (£37.00)
978-0-7618-6158-4 • eBook • August 2013 • $45.50 • (£35.00)
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.
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
Florescu Land and Property Holdings (Fourteenth-Nineteenth Centuries)
[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. Dracula’s Bloodline is a good read.
— Journal of Folklore Research