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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Socials Connect with us online. About this page APA citation. While my own interest lies most heavily with his Histoire UniverselleCalmet also devoted considerable attention to more specific topics.

Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Akgustin appeared at Venice and Frankfurtsix volumes folio.

Support Free Education Tax deductible support Free education. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. No longer could monks live their lives freely, let alone attempt serious academic inquiry.

This study analyzed accounts of these various topics located in the bible, mythology, cultural legends and famous accounts of historically documented cases or claims. This shows how much the commentary was esteemed. However, Calmet achieved lasting fame for his extremely xalmet work on Vampires: His Kith and Kin.

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It, too, was translated into Latin and the principal European languages. In response, in and Maria Theresa issued laws to stop the spread of vampire hysteria, including removing the matter of dealing with such reports from the hands of the clergy and placing it, instead, under civil authority. Among his other published works may be mentioned: Exploring creativity and beauty across different media.


Catholic Online Singles Safe, secure Catholic dating. To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was issued —, and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio — This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto falmet issuedaugusrin a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio Information Learn about Catholic world. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat He focused a critical eye upon the reports and pointed out problems and internal inconsistencies.

The first volume of this work dealt with spirits and apparitions, but it was the second volume, on revenants and vampires, that stirred wugustin controversy. It is perhaps unusual that a monk who was, by all accounts, part of the same intellectual circles as the Maurist Enlighteners and the Philosophes would take to such a strange subject.

Calmet was a pious religious as well as a learned man.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. His itinerary reads like an honor roll of some of the finest establishments of the Franco-German monastic intelligentsia: Abbot of the Abbey of Senones.

Our lady of the rock A Benedictine Monastery. Richard Bentley The books were a huge hit, and remain widely respected by occult writers today. Menu Skip to content Home About Contact. 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. Education Learn the Catholic way. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

Antoine Augustin CalmetO. Modern Language Association http: The first predicament is to find the calme place for their burial—a theme that will haunt the eighteenth century, and one Calmet explores at great length, first by relating a number of tales on what cwlmet the proper burial places for excommunicated bodies.


Hydulphe, abbot of Senones Abbey hundred thousand francs, neighbor two other abbeys of the same income, printed augustkn reprinted the history of vampires, with the approval of the Sorbonne, signed Marcilli! It extensively studied apparitions of angelsdemons and other spirits but also included dissertations on various topics of Magicsorcery, witchcraft and auustin of vampiresrevenants and individuals returning from the grave.

The most valuable part of the commentary were the introductory prefaces to the several books and learned dissertations on special topics.

The Vampirologist: Dom Augustin Calmet OSB

After his ordination17 March,he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyen-Moutier. The majority of space in his published volume was taken up with the anthology of all his collected data. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. This extraordinary collection of ghost stories was soon sold out.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use augustjn Privacy Policy. Calmet was a pious monk as well as a learned man, and one of the most distinguished members of the Congregation of St. He left the whole matter open, but seemed to favor the existence of vampires, noting that ” … it seems impossible not to subscribe to the belief which prevails in augusrin countries that these apparitions do actually come forth from the graves and that they are able to produce the terrible effects which are so widely and so positively attributed to them.