Le Mercure Galant

Le Mercure Galant (“The Gallant Mecury”) was a late seventeenth-century newspaper similar to The G LEANER in that it reported in shocking detail stories of vampires and their recent activities. Many scientists and theologians alike referenced it when writing their treatises on vampires.


  • Merrett, Man and Nature, 3;
  • Muchembled, History of the Devil, 191;
  • Perkowski, Vampires of the Slavs, 98;
  • Rickels, Vampire Lectures, 15


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