Ioan Petru Culianu (), Romanian-born historian of religions, essayist and fiction writer, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Divinity. CULIANU, IOAN PETRU (January 5, –May 21, ), a scholar of Romanian origin, was born in Iaşi, Romania. He descended from ancestors who played. The present essay aims at analysing a work of fantastical prose fiction written by Ioan Petru Culianu in English (yet still unpublished in its original language).

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His scholarly posterity remains vivid, as can be appreciated through the two-volume Gedenkschrift edited ten years after his death by Sorin Antohi, a Romanian historian of ipan, including more than forty scholarly and biographical contributions from Italy, Romania, and the United States Religion, Fiction, and History: A stern reminder of my own ignorance.

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Ioan Petru Culianu

He spent the rest of his life outside his native country, living in Italy —the Netherlands —and finally the United States —where he died when he was shot in a bathroom at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. I need to go straight back to the beginning and try agaain as I know I missed so much. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In he founded, with the aim of combining historical and philological scholarship with the epistemology of cognitive studies, an international journal, Incognitawhich did not survive after his premature death only the first four volumes appeared in and Congetture su un pensiero fermato.


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This book should be of interest to those interested in the history of science, since early scientific think I can hardly do justice to this brilliant history of the development of magic during the Renaissance.

Professor Couliano was the world authority, and it is a bitter tragedy that he was lost to us so young. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Anonymous Writer rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Culianu also wrote fiction and essays, including political pieces opposing Romania’s post-Revolution regime.

An expert in gnosticism and Renaissance magiche was encouraged and befriended by Mircea Eliadethough he gradually distanced himself from his mentor. Culianu’s first book was a monograph on Eliade as a historian of religions and as a writer. Mentored by Mircea Eliade, Culianu specialized in the history of Renaissance magic and mysticism.

Mark Parsons rated it it was amazing May 09, Levy rated it it was ok Jan 25, While material in this collection spans the yearsthe bulk of material dates fromand includes correspondence, notes, manuscripts and reprints of published writings.

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Published November 15th by University of Chicago Press first published Writings by Others Series V: Iulia Nicolaie rated it really liked it Oct 06, Il libro viene ioa letto, si diffonde insieme alle idee in esso contenute che divengono parte di una cultura, del pensiero di un epoca. Out of This World: With reference to several works of Romanian literature, he has shown that there are certain meanings ioaj some literary creations which can come out only by making reference to the religious meanings that the post modern man is no longer conscious of.

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History of ideas, theory of culture, epistemology. Brilliant, radical, esoteric, complex, difficult, sheer genius. He took a Ph. Open Preview See a Problem? Guide to the Ioan P. Refresh and try again. Lavinia rated it really liked it Sep 26, In this cu,ianu he was a steadfast contributor to journals like Aevum and Studi e materiali di storia delle religioniwriting many articles and book reviews pertaining to various fields of the history of religions, always with a sharp interest in methodology.

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