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present essay aims at analysing a work of fantastical prose fiction written by Ioan Petru Culianu in English (yet still unpublished in its original language).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The role of imagination in the historical changes has been extensively explored by Ioan P.

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The powerful spreading of new technologies and the mass media civilization have a subtle, stealthily effect in human imagination, a process that has its counterpart in the external reality, in the historical changes and in the society. Writings by Culianu, contains several files of manuscripts, drafts and notes; these files are organized chronologically.

In this research, sustained by a brilliant capacity of attracting the attention of different types of readers, Culianu met some of the current hermeneutical paradigms in Italy, France, and the United States, aiming like his mentor Eliade to conceive the history of religions as a total discipline, capable of interacting with a huge constellation of other disciplines and methods of enquiry.


Apr 07, Michael Matejka rated it liked it. Arguably the most important turning point in Culianu’s academic career was his departure for the United States in Un libro interessante che riesce a coniugare argomenti apparentemente lontani e complessi.

Neither the motive nor the killer’s identity is known, though numerous theories have been advanced, many related to Culianu’s criticism of Romanian politics. Just as science gives the present age its ruling myth, ioa magic gave a ruling myth to the Renaissance.

Mihai Popa rated it really liked it Feb 19, All Formats Paperback Sort by: Razvanen rated it really liked it Oct 19, Culianu also wrote fiction and essays, including political pieces opposing Romania’s post-Revolution regime. Be the first to ask a question about Cukianu and Magic in the Renaissance.

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Cris rated it liked it Nov 10, The identity of the killer and the motive are still unknown. In the Netherlands, Culianu taught religious studies at Groningen University and taught Romanian language and literature while making several small contributions in neo-Latin and Romanian topics following the mentorship of Professor Willem Noomen, for whom Culianu edited a Festschrift in This novel is more than mere detective fiction, it is also a magic and esoteric novel, and to understand it we need to refer to magic, astrologic or geomantic practices.

This novel is more than mere detective fiction, it Culianu had divorced his first wife, and at the time of his death was engaged to Hillary Wiesner, a year-old graduate student at Harvard University. Casandra Elefterescu rated it it was amazing Oct 06, To the scholar the transition from a society based on magic ;etru a modern one based on science is explicable primarily by a change in the imaginary see Eros and magic, p.


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Dec 23, Diana rated it really liked it Shelves: Out of This World: Religion, Fiction, and History: Jun 19, M. Mentored by Mircea Eliade, Culianu specialized in the history of Renaissance magic and mysticism.

Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

Seminario di studi a partire dalla pubblicazione di I. According to Tereza Culianu-Petrescu, “of all the hypotheses regarding the murder, culiahu only one privileged by evidence … is that of a political assassination” in S.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Lavinia rated it really liked it Sep 26, Also included in this series are a set of reprints of Italian-language writings, mostly book reviews, published from McGinn, Bernard, “God as Eros: This is one of my favourite books from my university days.

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