If one were to read Calmet’s work as a simple reflection about death, one of its . Dom Calmet’s account of the fate of excommunicated bodies also includes. by Dom Augustin Calmet; Abbe de Sonones; Mr. l’Abbe De Vence et al. Currently unavailable. Product Details. Treatise on Vampires & Revenants: The. Calmet, Dom Antoine Augustin () A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day. Calmet.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Expanded from Edition [6]. Then, copy augustim paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. It cannot be denied that in spite of its merits and great erudition it is in some respects open to criticism. Although it would be difficult to assess with precision whether the popularity of eighteenth-century ghost stories resulted entirely from such social phenomena as epidemic fears and collective hallucinations, clamet narratives reveal, on close reading, a series of unsettling questions about the nature of death and the proper place of the dead among the living.

Like the work of his Italian colleague Archbishop Gioseppe Davanzati, Calmet’s study of vampirism was set off by waves of vampire reports form Germany and eastern Europe.


Notify me of new comments via email. Modern Language Association http: In the meanwhile he had prepared two other works closely connected with Biblical exegesis: His Kith and Kin.

The California Studios World-class post production service. It was a best seller for the period, quickly translated into German and Italian for a broader audience. Calmet was a pious monk as well as a learned man, and one of the most distinguished members of the Congregation of St. His novitiate was made to the St. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. Avec une lettre de M.


Hoffmann, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe, or Bram Stoker, Calmet spread stories of bloodsucking vampires and hideous ghosts, and recounted all forms of terrifying deeds on the part of the dead who would not rest in eternal peace.

As that eminent source, Wikipediarelates, Voltaire wrote of Calmet with no small astonishment: Calmet taught philosophy and theology at the abbey at Moyen-Moutier and during the early years of his career worked on a massive volume commentary of the Bible, which appeared between and For the time being, I am glad of the challenge, and will likely turn this into the first of a series of short biographies of weird religious figures.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Possibly the final word on Calmet came from Voltaire, who sarcastically ridiculed him in his Philosophical Dictionary. Catholic Online on Instagram Shared Catholic moments. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Antoine Augustin Calmet

Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that’s great! In his later years Calmet published some further Biblical dissertations in the Bible de Vence This desecration continued untilwhen what was left of the abbey became a Monument historique. Spectropathiefounded on visual and tactile hallucinations suddenly reached epidemic proportions If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication calmeh have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

However, Calmet achieved lasting fame for his extremely popular work on Vampires: A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day. Catholic Online School Free Catholic education for all.

To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was auguatinand a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio It should come as no surprise, given the libraries to which he had access, that he devoted special care to the region which bore him.

This study auguwtin accounts of these various topics located in the bible, mythology, cultural legends and famous accounts of historically documented cases or claims. The only remedy for vampirism was to dig up the body of the vampire and either sever its head and drive a stake through the chest or burn the body.


Treatise on the Apparitions of Spirits and on Vampires or Revenants: Difficult passages are often passed over lightly, and too frequently different explanations of a text are set down without a hint to the reader as to which is the right or preferable one. Faber and Faber, It’s a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. He considered all of the explanations that had been offered to explain the phenomena, from the effects of regional folklore, to normal but little-known body changes after death, to premature burial.

Project MUSE – Deadly Fears: Dom Augustin Calmet’s Vampires and the Rule Over Death

Vecelli appeared at Venice and Frankfurtsix volumes folio. But while it was received with high praise, even by Auugustincritics were not wanting, among whom may be mentioned the Oratorian Richard Simon. Calmet wrote a noted history of the Duchy of Lorraineas well as a history of the Abbey of Senones, which was still in manuscript form at the time of his death.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Notice de la LorraineNancy [5]. In his later years Calmet published some further Biblical dissertations in the “Bible de Vence” Monaco Graduate student in theology, seeking the true, good, and beautiful. The English translation by D’Oyley and John Colsonrevised and with additions by Taylorwent through many editions in a larger and compendious form.

As a theologian, he recognized that the existence and actions of such beings could have an important bearing on various theological conclusions concerning the nature of the afterlife. Although he tried to apply such critical methods as he had available to him, he never really questioned the legitimacy of the reports of vampiric manifestations.

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