St. George Meets the Volcano


A new episode of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available.

Listen here – St. George Meets the Volcano

In Episode 4, I discuss some of the interesting information surrounding the feast of St. George in Eastern Europe, and also the eruption of Mount Tambora and it’s impact on vampire fiction.


Villa Diodati

St. George and the Dragon

Here are some of the books mentioned in the episode:

Emily Gerard – Transylvanian Superstitions

Emily Gerard – Land Beyond the Forest

Paul Barber – Vampires, Burial, and Death

Jan Perkowski – Vampire Lore

Petr Bogatyarev – Vampires in the Carpathians

Alan Dundes – The Vampire: a Casebook

Montague Summers – The Vampire Europe

Here is the link to the symposium –


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