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Culianu, Ioan P.

Overview
Works: 163 works in 585 publications in 14 languages and 5,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, coo
Classifications: BL48, 291
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Most widely held works by Ioan P Culianu
The Eliade guide to world religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative compendium of the 33 major religious traditions
Eros and magic in the Renaissance by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a widespread prejudice of modern, scientific society that "magic" is merely a ludicrous amalgam of recipes and methods derived from primitive and erroneous notions about nature. Eros and Magic in the Renaissance challenges this view, providing an in-depth scholarly explanation of the workings of magic and showing that magic continues to exist in an altered form even today. Renaissance magic, according to Ioan Couliano, was a scientifically plausible attempt to manipulate individuals and groups based on a knowledge of motivations, particularly erotic motivations. Its key principle was that everyone (and in a sense everything) could be influenced by appeal to sexual desire. In addition, the magician relied on a profound knowledge of the art of memory to manipulate the imaginations of his subjects. In these respects, Couliano suggests, magic is the precursor of the modern psychological and sociological sciences, and the magician is the distant ancestor of the psychoanalyst and the advertising and publicity agent. In the course of his study, Couliano examines in detail the 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. Just as science gives the present age its ruling myth, so magic gave a ruling myth to the Renaissance. Because magic relied upon the use of images, and images were repressed and banned in the Reformation and subsequent history, magic was replaced by exact science and modern technology and eventually forgotten. Couliano's remarkable scholarship helps us to recover much of its original significance and will interest a wide audience in the humanities and social sciences
Handbuch der Religionen by Mircea Eliade( Book )

79 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorgeschichtliche Religionen, Religionen Afrikas, Zentralamerikas, Australiens, Ozeaniens, Ägyptens, Griechenlands, Religion der Thraker, hellenistische Religion, Mysterienkulte, römische Religion, Religion der Germanen, Kelten, Slawen und Balten, Indoeuropäer, Hethiter, Religionen Mesopotamiens, Religion Kanaans, Zoroastrismus, dualistische Religionen, Schamanismus, Judentum, Christentum, Islam, Buddhismus, Religion Tibets, Hinduismus, Konfuzianismus, Taoismus, Shintoismus, Jainismus
The tree of gnosis : gnostic mythology from early Christianity to modern nihilism by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of this world : other-worldly journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by the editor of the journal Incognita, takes the reader on a fantastic journey through a wide range of cultures and traditions to examine the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiences--from Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the imaginative fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. The author provides a comprehensive tour of otherworldly journeys common from immemorial times among shamans, magicians and witches, and illustrates their connection with such modern phenomena as altered states of consciousness, out-of-body experiences, and near-death experiences.--From publisher description
Psychanodia by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Romanian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of religious ideas by Mircea Eliade( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religions of ancient China, Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, and Christianity, and explores each one's philosophical concepts
Expériences de l'extase : extase, ascension et récit visionnaire de l'hellénisme au Moyen Age by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mircea Eliade by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnosticismo e pensiero moderno : Hans Jonas by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les gnoses dualistes d'Occident : histoire et mythes by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros und Magie in der Renaissance by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Zeitalter der Entdeckungen bis zur Gegenwart : Mircea Eliade. Hrsg. von Ioan P. Culianu. Mit Beitr. von Peter Bolz ; by Mircea Eliade( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religione e potere by Gianpaolo Romanato( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Romanian and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enciclopedia delle religioni( Book )

in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Păcatul împotriva spiritului : scrieri politice by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Romanian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studii românești by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Romanian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I miti dei dualismi occidentali : dai sistemi gnostici al mondo moderno by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnozele dualiste ale Occidentului by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Romanian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Eliade guide to world religions
Alternative Names
Cilianu, Ioan P. 1950-1991

Couliano, I. P.

Couliano, I. P. 1950-1991

Couliano, I. P. (Ioan P.)

Couliano, I. P. (Ioan Peter)

Couliano, Ioan P.

Couliano, Ioan P. 1950-1991

Couliano Ioan Peter

Couliano, Ioan Peter 1950-1991

Couliano Ioan Petru

Couliano, Ion P., 1950-1991

Couliano, J. P.

Couliano, Joan P. 1950-1991

Culianu, I. P.

Culianu, I. P. 1950-1991

Culianu, I. P. (Ioan P.)

Culianu, Ioan P. 1950-1991

Culianu, Ioan Petru.

Culianu, Ioan Petru 1950-1991

Culianu, Ion.

Culianu, Ion 1950-1991

Ioan P. Culianu Romanian academic

Ioan Petru Culianu Roemeens schrijver

Ioan Petru Culianu rumänischer Religionswissenschaftler, Kulturhistoriker, Philosoph und Essayist

Ioan Petru Culianu storico delle religioni, scrittore e filosofo romeno

Кулиано, Ион, 1950-1991

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クリアーヌ, I. P

クリアーノ, ヨアン・P

ヨアン・ペテル・クリアーノ

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Eros and magic in the RenaissanceHandbuch der ReligionenOut of this world : other-worldly journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert EinsteinPsychanodia