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Name:  Mircea Eliade  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1907 in Bucharest, Romania

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Eliade was a professor at the University of Chicago for many years.

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Mircia Eliade was educated as a philosopher. He published extensively in the history of religions and acted as editor-in-chief of Macmillan's Encyclopedia of Religion. The influence of his thought, through these works and through thirty years as director of History of Religions department at the University of Chicago, is considerable.


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