|Born||March 9, 1907|
|Died||April 22, 1986 (aged 79)|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Historian, philosopher, short story writer, journalist, essayist, novelist|
|Genres||Fantasy, autobiography, travel literature|
|Subjects||History of religion, philosophy of religion, cultural history, political history|
Mircea Eliade (Romanian: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a eliˈade]; March 9 [O.S. February 24] 1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago.
The best known are the novels Maitreyi ("La Nuit Bengali" or "Bengal Nights"), Noaptea de Sânziene ("The Forbidden Forest"), Isabel și apele diavolului ("Isabel and the Devil's Waters") and Romanul Adolescentului Miop ("Novel of the Nearsighted Adolescent"), the novellas Domnișoara Christina ("Miss Christina") and Tinerețe fără tinerețe ("Youth Without Youth"), and the short stories Secretul doctorului Honigberger ("The Secret of Dr. Honigberger") and La Țigănci ("With the Gypsy Girls").
Notes[change | change source]
- Wendy Doniger, "Foreword to the 2004 Edition", Eliade, Shamanism, p.xiii
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biography of Mircea Eliade
- Mircea Eliade, From Primitives to Zen
- List of Terms Used in Mircea Eliade's The Sacred and The Profane
- Bryan S. Rennie on Mircea Eliade
- Joseph G. Muthuraj, The Significance of Mircea Eliade for Christian Theology