Bucharest: Association d'Histoire Comparative des Institutions et du Droit de la Republique Socialiste de Roumanie, 1981. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff yellow printed wrappers. 191pp. Illustrations (some color), line drawings, foldout chart. Near fine. Item #49042
Tight and attractive issue of this scholarly Romanian studies journal, almost entirely in French. Contributor Silvia Chitimia, a Romanian folklorist, inscribes and signs the title page in green fineline in Romanian to Petru Culianu, dating it from Groningen, Netherlands on 6 August 1982. Ioan Petru Couliano (1950-91) was a controversial Romanian philosopher, essayist and historian of ideas, religion and culture; on May 21, 1991, he was murdered -- some say assassinated -- in a bathroom at the University of Chicago's Divinity School, likely because he proved a vocal critic of Romania's Communist post-Revolution regime in interviews and articles. Quite unusual.