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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Information Learn about Catholic world. Although Calmet was favorably cited by Montague Summers, who used him as a major xalmet for his study of vampires, his importance lay in his reprinting and preserving some of the now obscure texts of the vampire wave of eighteenth-century Europe. After his ordination17 March,he was appointed to teach philosophy and dm at the Abbey of Moyen-Moutier.

Its author departed from the custom of giving allegorical mystical and tropological moral interpretations besides the literal.


Calmet was impressed with the detail and corroborative testimonies of incidents of vampirism coming out of eastern Europe and believed that it was unreasonable to simply dismiss them. Vampirism, for all practical purposes, did not exist in France and was largely unknown to the scholarly community there until the early eighteenth century.

This article has an unclear citation style. The English translation by D’Oyley and John Colsonrevised and with additions by Taylorwent through many editions in a larger and compendious form.

His itinerary reads like an honor roll of some of the finest establishments of the Franco-German monastic intelligentsia: Hydulphe, abbot of Senones Abbey hundred thousand francs, neighbor two other abbeys of the same income, printed and reprinted the history of vampires, with the approval of capmet Sorbonne, signed Marcilli!


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A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of augsutin most renowned Bible scholars of his day. The work inaugurated a new method of Biblical exegesisinasmuch as its author very sensibly departed from the general custom of giving an allegorical mystical and tropological moral interpretation besides the literal, and confined himself to the latter. Entering religious life at the Benedictine Priory of Breuil, he moved around over the years to obtain his education at various abbeys.

The work garnered critical attention from no less a figure than Voltaire. Exploring creativity and beauty across different media. It, too, was translated into Latin and the principal European languages. Antoine Clamet CalmetO.

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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.

Calmet thought it necessary to establish the veracity of such reports and to understand the phenomena in light of the church’s world view. My email address is webmaster at newadvent. She dispatched her personal physician to investigate. He writes in his preface to the Treatise. First, I know a little about Calmet, which is, sadly, more than many can say.

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Calmet, Dom Antoine Augustin (1672-1757)

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Book titles OR Journal titles. Reprinted as The Phantom World. Learn how your comment data is processed. To satisfy the demand for aclmet work a second edition in valmet volumes quarto was issued —, and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio — His father was a blacksmith.

In his later years Calmet published some further Biblical dissertations in the “Bible de Vence” Spectropathiefounded on visual and tactile hallucinations suddenly reached epidemic proportions Menu Skip to content Home About Contact.

The Vampirologist: Dom Augustin Calmet OSB

The only remedy for vampirism was to dig up the body calmey the vampire and either sever its head and drive a stake through the chest or burn the body. And by the time that Dom Calmet died inthe French monastics had not yet reached the height of their oddity. Calmet was immediately attacked by colleagues for taking the vampire stories seriously.

Among his other published works may be mentioned: