Monday, February 1, 2010

Vampires in Bulgaria

S. G. B. St. Clair and Charles A. Brophy's Twelve Years' Study of the Eastern Question in Bulgaria (1877) is commonly cited as a source on vampires in Bulgarian folklore.

But what probably isn't as well-known, is that the book's actually a revised edition of their 1869 work, A Residence in Bulgaria, or Notes on the Resources and Administration of Turkey.

Compare an excerpt from the 1877 book against the 1869's chapter on Bulgarian superstitions.

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