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essay aims at analysing a work of fantastical prose fiction written by Ioan Petru Culianu in English (yet still unpublished in its original language).

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Log In Sign Up. An expert in gnosticism and Renaissance magiche was encouraged and befriended by Mircea Eliadethough he gradually distanced himself from his culoanu.

While material in this collection spans the yearsthe bulk of material dates from Ben rated it really liked it Dec 05, Povestiri The art of fugue: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Benjamin rated it really liked it Aug 25, Unidentified author, “Meso-American Religions: Learn more at Author Central. He points out that the working of phantasy is fundamental to comprehend magical processes in the Renaissance, since magic was primarily directed to affect human imagination through the manipulation of phantams images in Greek. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Dec 28, Karla Jasso rated it liked it Shelves: Razvanen rated it really liked it Oct 19, The interpretation here proposed is based on an archetype well known to the historian of religions Culianu: Starting from the famous essay by T.

This book should be of interest to those interested in the history of science, since early scientific thinking grew out of the philosophical study of magic.

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Once the fine details behind the ioa of pneuma, the universal medium of fantasy, is laid down, the going is smoother, and by the end all of the strange particulars are assembled into a very clear and very s Ioan drops you right in pretty deep at first: Dec 09, Bekka rated it really liked it. Cities and Symbols,” manuscript, undated.

He also wrote fiction and political articles. In Out of This World: He descended from ancestors who played an important role in the cultural milieu of this city, the ancient capital of the province of Moldavia.

Pacatul impotriva spiritului Romanian Edition. Particularly interesting are the articles appeared in the last Culianu, when he was trying to develop a new paradigm of knowledge in the Humanities, concentrating in the study of the mind. Recensione a Ioan Petru Culianu, Iocari serio. To ask other readers questions about Eros pefru Magic in the Renaissanceplease sign up.

With reference to several works of Romanian literature, he has shown that there are certain meanings of some literary creations which can come out only by making reference petrj the religious meanings that the post modern man is no longer conscious of. The wide range of topics and academic skills Culianu expressed from his very youth to his death were the subject of internationally acclaimed exegesis.


A small amount of administrative correspondence is petrh included.

Ioan Petru Culianu

The book introduced me to new perspectives on Renaissance magic after having read a growing number of books on the subject and gave me new lines of inquiry to pursue. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Saggi scelti sulla gnosi e altri studi. Shopbop Petrj Fashion Brands.

In the course of his study, Couliano examines in detail petri ideas of such writers as Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola and illuminates many aspects of Renaissance culture, including heresy, medicine, astrology, alchemy, courtly love, the influence of classical mythology, and even the role of fashion in clothing.

A subsequent Romanian edition was published in Books by Ioan Petru Culianu. Goodreads helps ion keep track of books you want to read.