Thirty years ago today—on May 21st, 1991—a bullet fired by an unknown murderer sadly ended the life of 41-year-old Professor Ioan Petru Culianu. Romanian-born, citizen of the world and of the mundu…

Works about Culianu A biography and an analysis of his death was published by Ted Anton under the title Eros, Magic, and the Death of Professor Culianu (alluding to Culianu’s most influential work, Eros and Magic in the Renaissance). Elemire Zolla, Ioan Petru Culianu, Alberto Tallone Editore, 1994. Umberto Eco, Murder in Chicago, in The New York Review of Books, April 10, 1997 Sorin Antohi (ed.), Religion, Fiction, and History. Essays in Memory of Ioan Petru Culianu, Volumes I-II, Bucharest, Nemira, 2001. Sorin Antohi (coordinator), Ioan Petru Culianu. Omul și opera, Iași, Polirom, 2003 Matei Călinescu, Despre Ioan Petru Culianu și Mircea Eliade. Amintiri, lecturi, reflecții, Iași, Polirom, 2002, 2005(2). Andrei Oișteanu, Religie, politică şi mit. Texte despre Mircea Eliade și Ioan Petru Culianu, Polirom, Iași, 2007 (ediția a doua, revăzuta, adăugita și ilustrată, Polirom, Iași, 2014) Marcello De Martino, Mircea Eliade esoterico. Ioan Petru Culianu e i “non detti”, Roma, Settimo Sigillo, 2008. Olga Gorshunova, Terra Incognita of Ioan Culianu, in Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie, 2008 № 6:94-110. ISSN 0869-5415

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