Was the Vampire of the Eighteenth Century a Unique Type of Undead-corpse?

@article{Keyworth2006WasTV,
  title={Was the Vampire of the Eighteenth Century a Unique Type of Undead-corpse?},
  author={G. Keyworth},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2006},
  volume={117},
  pages={241 - 260}
}
In his Treatise on Vampires and Revenants (1746), Calmet argued that although Western Europe may have witnessed troublesome revenants in the past, the vampires of Eastern Europe were a unique type of undead-corpse. In this paper, I examine the characteristic features of the various types of undead-corpse that supposedly existed in Europe from the medieval period to the Enlightenment, so too the revenants of nineteenth-century New England. I argue that, unlike other types of undead-corpse, the… Expand
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