Ioan Culianu was a professor renowned for his study of the Renaissance, magic, and religion and as vocal critic of Romania’s post-Communist. A few minutes later, the police found the body of Ioan Culianu, a year-old religion instructor, slumped over in a locked stall in the men’s room. One of those victims, surely one of the most interesting, was Ioan Culianu, a Romanian-born scholar of the history of religion, who was shot to.

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Securitate, too, reserves special vengeance for anyone who puts their criticisms of Romania in writing. I miti dei dualismi occidentali: But after the Romanian revolution in December ofhe became a firebrand.

Restricted, contains a single file of class lists fromlisting student grades. One of his graduate students, Alexander Arguelles, was presenting a paper to the faculty for the first time that day. Comments have been closed. Also included in this series are a set of reprints of Oian writings, mostly book reviews, published from He didn’t know the source,” Tudoran says.

Iasi had majestic boulevards, stone cathedrals, crooked cobbled alleys and, for Culiaun, ghostly memories of his boyar family’s former glories. The question is a cultural knot; its answer may lie less in the rational than in the mythical, indeed cultist, fanaticism Culianu studied and critiqued. Alexander Ronnett, an elderly dentist and general culiwnu who is a self-proclaimed Chicago spokesman for the Iron Guard. Because he linked the occult, physics, magic, Eros and history, his scholarship was mislabeled New Age.


25 Years Later, Assassinated Professor Remembered

Lectures on that topic were “an enterprise,” he noted wryly in his book Eros and Magic in the Renaissance, “from which I shall refrain in the future. Visit “the best web site in the world” Observer, UK for a daily digest of the best writing on the web. Unidentified author, “Korte Grammaticea van het Sahidische Koptisch,” manuscript, undated.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Gnosticismo e pensiero moderno: The article in Ioah Mare, signed by Leonard Cukianu, the Romanian translator of Freud, offered its own harrowing commentary on the murder site: Culianu wrote proficiently in six languages. But if there is such a motive, it is well hidden. Before being killed, he had published a number of articles and interviews that heavily criticized the Ion Iliescu post-Revolution regime, making Culianu one of the government’s most vocal adversaries.

Several theories link his murder with Romanian Intelligencewhich was widely perceived as the successor of the Securitate; [1] several pages of Culianu’s Cklianu files are inexplicably missing.

Writings by Culianu, contains several files of manuscripts, drafts and notes; these files are organized chronologically. We have a bullet with your name on it.

In Romania’s young King Michael infuriated the Iron Guard by turning cluianu back on Germany and bringing the country into the antifascist coalition-or, as the iaon saw it, capitulating to the Russians.

Correspondence,includes primarily incoming correspondence, with a few copies of outgoing letters. The murder was never solved. Culianu was murdered in the University of Chicago’s Swift Hall, a crime that remains unsolved. Out of Print–Limited Availability. Having completed three doctorates and being proficient in six languages, Culianu specialized in Renaissance magic and mysticism.


Guide to the Ioan P. Culianu Papers 1883-1991

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He told his sister he was receiving threats from the powerful far right group called Vatra Romaneasca Romanian Hearth”for all practical purposes an organ of the Romanian Information Service,” according to a retired Securitate captain. But his main interest was in understanding how the mind invents imaginary worlds and makes them so real, they in effect become real.

Retrieved from ” https: Mentored by Mircea Eliade, Culianu specialized in the history of Renaissance magic and mysticism. He then changed the locks on his office door.

Post Cold War Politics. He believed in the power of the past and the power to rewrite it, as he saw such power used in his country. Please try your request again later. The revolution ioaan Nicolae Ceausescu seemed at first a joyful reversal of Romania’s dark history.

Forbidden to play with other children, he amused himself with solitary games in the estate’s walled garden. Yet he got himself even more involved in exile politics. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He said, it’s nothing to fear, just a rite ioxn passage,” Arguelles recounts.