October 02, 2008


For all of my re-enacting friends I have great news. I have a lead on zombies in the 18th century. Okay, they called it the walking dead, not zombie... but same thing!





Update: I have documentation that they called them "Zombys" in 1697.

"Auteur(s) : Blessebois, Pierre-Corneille (1646-1700?). Auteur du texte
Titre(s) : Le zombi du grand Pérou, ou La comtesse de Cocagne [Texte imprimé] / (par P.-C. Blessebois)
Publication : [S.l.] : [s.n.], 1697
Description matérielle : 145 p. ; in-12
Note(s) : A la fin : "Portrait de la comtesse de Cocagne : vers irréguliers"
Titre alternatif : La comtesse de Cocagne""

Posted by Contagion in Zombies at October 2, 2008 09:13 PM | TrackBack


*grumbles and walks away*

Posted by: KTreva at October 2, 2008 09:32 PM

Wow - a pre-1700 zombie novel. And in French even.

Appears to translate to:

Author (s): Blessebois, Pierre Corneille (1646-1700).
Title (s): "The Zombie of Major Peru", or "The Cocagne Countess" [Print] / (for PC Blessebois)
Publication: [SL]: [s.n.], 1697
Description: 145 p. ; In-12
Note (s): At the end: "Portrait of Countess de Cocagne: towards irregular"
Alternative title: "The Countess of Cocagne"

Even freakier, a search of Google Books shows that it's listed in The Encylopedia of Erotic Literature. Only you could manage to find zombie pr0n from 1697 :p

Posted by: Shadoglare at October 2, 2008 11:02 PM

With the job you have where the frack do you find time to find this info! Maybe you do need to find another job so you won't have free time. Oh and by the way, I still don't believe in zombies.

Posted by: red at October 3, 2008 06:42 AM

heh- You should let Eric (SWG) know about them- he *loves* zombies....

Posted by: Rave at October 3, 2008 06:01 PM