Vlad%20Tepes_1 - The Real Dracula The Real Dracula Late...

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The Real Dracula The Real Dracula
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Late 18th c. portrait of Vlad III in military garb Halted the advance of the Muslim Turks in Transylvania Lauded as a crusader for Eastern Christianity
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Present-day Sighisoara
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Furthest Advance of Turks
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Tirgoviste Ruins The real Castle Dracula (15th c.) still remains in ruins Surrounding churches and tower date from 18th and 19th c. Ruins now popular “Dracula Tour” destination
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Chindia Tower (15th c.) Only base of tower dates to 15th c. and was part of original castle Large structure above dates to 19th c. Replica is authentic, except for building materials
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Castle Bran NOT Dracula’s home castle Probably held here at the end of his reign Extensively renovated in 18th c. and now operates as hotel “Castle Dracula”
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Impalement Dates back to Rome in 5-7 c. BC Early frieze depicts Roman soldiers hoisting enemies on sharp poles Practice continues through the Middle Ages
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Medieval (16th c.) Central European
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course REE 302 taught by Professor Garza during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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