VAMPIRI U KORČULANSKOM SELU ŽRNOVO: TRAGOM JEDNOG ARHIVSKOG SPISA IZ XVIII. STOLJEĆA
The main interest of this essay is the analysis of the document from the State Archive in Venice (file: Capi del Consiglio de’ Dieci: Lettere di Rettori e di altre cariche) which is connected with the episode from 1748 when the inhabitants of the village Žrnove on the island of Korčula in Croatia opened tombs on the local cemetery in the fear of the vampires treating. This essay try to show some social circumstances connected with this event as well as a local vernacular tradition concerning superstitions.
Keywords: Kročula, Žrnovo, Venice, vampires, 18th century