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Mircea Eliade (; — April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into sacred and profane space and time, has proved influential. One of his most influential contributions to religious studies was his theory of Eternal Return, which holds that myths and rituals do not simply commemorate hierophanies, but, at least to the minds of the religious, actually participate in them. In academia, the Eternal Return has become one of the most widely accepted ways of understanding the purpose of myth and ritual.

His literary works belong to the fantasy and autobiographical genres. The best known are the novels Maitreyi ("La Nuit Bengali" or "Bengal Nights"), Noaptea de Sânziene ("The Forbidden Forest"), Isabel ?i apele diavolului ("Isabel and the Devil's Waters") and the Novel of the Nearsighted Adolescent, the novellas Domni?oara Christina ("Miss Christina") and Tinere?e f?r? tinere?e ("Youth Without Youth"), and the short stories Secretul doctorului Honigberger ("The Secret of Dr. Honigberger") and La ?ig?nci ("With the Gypsy Girls").

Early in his life, Eliade was a noted journalist and essayist, a disciple of Romanian far right philosopher and journalist Nae Ionescu, and member of the literary society Criterion. He also served as cultural attaché to the United Kingdom and Portugal. Several times during the late 1930s, Eliade publicly expressed his support for the Iron Guard, a fascist and antisemitic political organization. His political involvement at the time, as well as his other far right connections, were the frequent topic of criticism after World War II.

Remarked for his vast erudition, Eliade had fluent command of five languages (Romanian, French, German, Italian, and English) and a reading knowledge of three others (Hebrew, Persian, and Sanskrit). He was elected a posthumous member of the Romanian Academy.

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Total Books: 281
El mito del eterno retorno / The Myth of Eternal Return Arquetipos y repeticion / Archetypes and Repetition
Nacimiento Y Renacimiento El significado de la iniciacion en la cultura humana
2010 - Nacimiento Y Renacimiento El Significado De La Iniciacion En La Cultura Humana [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788472454859
ISBN-10: 8472454851
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

The Portugal Journal
2010 - The Portugal Journal [Suny Series, Issues in the Study of Religion] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781438429588
ISBN-10: 1438429584
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Yoga Immortality and Freedom
2009 - Yoga Immortality and Freedom [Princeton Classic Editions] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691142036
ISBN-10: 0691142033
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

The Universal Myths Heroes Gods Tricksters and Others
2008 - The Universal Myths Heroes Gods Tricksters and Others (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781439513330
ISBN-10: 1439513333

Youth Without Youth
2007 - Youth Without Youth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780226204154
ISBN-10: 0226204154
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Kosmos und Geschichte
2007 - Kosmos Und Geschichte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783458720041
ISBN-10: 3458720049

Tiempo de un centenario Dayan
2007 - Tiempo De Un Centenario Dayan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788472454354
ISBN-10: 8472454355
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction

Tiempo de un centenario / Time of a centennial
2007 - Tiempo De Un Centenario / Time of a Centennial [El Libro De Bolsillo. Areas De Conocimiento. Literatura. Literatura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420661223
ISBN-10: 8420661228
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Historia de las creencias y las ideas religiosas/ History of Beliefs and Religious Ideas De Guatama Buda Al Triunfo Del Cristianismo
Vom Wesen des Religisen
2007 - Vom Wesen Des Religisen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783458173465
ISBN-10: 3458173463

Diccionario de las religiones/ Dictionary of Religions
2007 - Diccionario De Las Religiones/ Dictionary of Religions [Surcos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788449320040
ISBN-10: 8449320046
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Un'altra giovinezza
2007 - Un'altra Giovinezza (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788817019408
ISBN-10: 8817019402

Tratado de historia de las religiones
2007 - Tratado De Historia De Las Religiones [Biblioteca Era - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789684111837
ISBN-10: 9684111835
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Reference

Storia delle credenze e delle idee religiose
2006 - Storia Delle Credenze E Delle Idee Religiose (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788817014335
ISBN-10: 8817014338

La isla de Eutanasius
2005 - La Isla De Eutanasius (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788481647532
ISBN-10: 8481647535

The Myth of the Eternal Return  Cosmos and History
2005 - The Myth of the Eternal Return Cosmos and History [Princeton Classic Editions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691123509
ISBN-10: 0691123500
Genres: History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Medicine, Medical Books
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

Herreros y alquimistas / Blacksmiths and Alchemists
2004 - Herreros Y Alquimistas / Blacksmiths and Alchemists [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420637679
ISBN-10: 842063767X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Science & Math

2004 - Yoga (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783458347019
ISBN-10: 3458347011

Shamanism  Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
2004 - Shamanism Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy [Bollingen Series General] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691119427
ISBN-10: 0691119422
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

El chamanismo y las tecnicas arcaicas del extasis
2003 - El Chamanismo Y Las Tecnicas Arcaicas Del Extasis [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437505138
ISBN-10: 8437505135
Genres: History, Nonfiction

1998 - Myth and Reality [Religious Traditions of the World] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Lo Sagrado Y Lo Profano [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - El Vuelo Magico/ the Magic Flight [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1992 - Alquimia Asiatica [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1991 - Le Yoga (Hardcover)
1989 - Journal IV 1979-1985 [Journal] (Hardcover)
1989 - Journal II 1957-1969 [Journal] (Paperback)
1989 - Journal III 1970-1978 [Journal] (Hardcover)
1988 - L'inde (Paperback)
1988 - Autobiography Volume 2 1937-1960 Exile's Odyssey [Autobiography / Mircea Eliade] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1984 - Les Trois Grces [nouvelles] (Paperback)
1976 - Myths Rites Symbols a Mircea Eliade Reader [Harper colophon books] (Other)
1973 - Australian Religions an Introduction [Symbol, myth & ritual] (Hardcover)
Incognito Buchenwald [French Edition] (Paperback)
A L'ombre D'une Fleur De Lys-- Nouvelles [Du monde entier - French Edition] (Paperback)
Memoire [Du monde entier - French Edition] (Paperback)
Histoire Des Croyances Et Des Idees Religieuses [Bibliotheque historique - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Le Serpent [Les livres noirs] (Paperback)
La India [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Noche De San Juan [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Relatos Fantasticos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Diecinueve Rosas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Maitreyi [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Diario 1948-1969 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Diario Portugues [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Patanjali Y El Yoga [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Fragmentarium [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Jovenes Barbaros Los [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Yoga Imortalidade E Liberdade [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Solilocvii [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Alchimia Asiatica [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Oceanografie [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Memorii 1906-1960 [Memorii, jurnale - Romanian Edition] (Other)
Insula Lui Euthanasius [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Jurnal [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Drumul Spre Centru [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Incercarea Labirintului [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Isabel Si Apele Diavolului [roman - Romanian Edition] (Other)
Biblioteca Maharajahului [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Nineteen Roses [Nouasprezece Trandafiri : Romanian Language] (Paperback)
Nopti La Serampore [Romanian Edition] (Other)
Intoarcerea Din Rai Roman [Scriitori romani - Romanian Edition] (Other)
Huliganii [Confesio - Romanian Edition] (Other)
Santier Roman Indirect [Confesio - Romanian Edition] (Other)
Domnisoara Christina [Proza fantastica / Mircea Eliade - Romanian Edition] (Other)