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The Unpublished Correspondence Between Mircea Eliade And Stig Wikander
The Unpublished Correspondence between Mircea Eliade and Stig Wikander

Author(s): Mihaela Timuş, Eugen Ciurtin
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Romanian Assoc. for the History of Religions & Inst. for the History of Religions, Romanian Academy
Keywords: Stig Wikander and Mircea Eliade;

Summary/Abstract: For the first time ever published in Archævs, beginning with the issue IV (2000), fasc. 3, the correspondence between Mircea Eliade and the Swedish scholar Stig Wikander (1908-1983) covers a long period (1948-1977) and a substantial area of topics brought into discussion, from indology, Indo-European mythology, history of religions and literature, personal testimonies and different portraits of numerous important scholars. The entire corpus of letters numbers in present 74 letters. Eliade’s letters were discovered at Uppsala University Library, the archive of Stig Wikander, where they preserved after his death. The letters of Wikander are preserved in a private archive of Eliade, in Bucharest, as well as in the Regenstein Library, the archive Eliade. After the edition of the correspondence Eliade-Pettazzoni, this is the most important corpus of letters of the historian of religions who was Mircea Eliade. It is also the most important biographical document of Stig Wikander, the biography of which is still rather obscure, and a substantial document on his less known activity as historian of religions. (Comments in English)

  • Issue Year: V/2001
  • Issue No: 01-04
  • Page Range: 75-119
  • Page Count: 44
  • Language: French