On several occasions, particularly on the periphery of the Habsburg Empire during the 17th and 18th centuries, dead people were suspected of being revenants or vampires, and consequently dug up and destroyed. Some contemporary authors named this phenomenon Magia Posthuma. This blog is dedicated to understanding what happened and why.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Stories about van Swieten
I just happened to notice this short text on facts and myths concerning Gerard van Swieten.