Andrei Oișteanu

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Andrei Oișteanu (September 18, 1948) is a Romanian historian of religions and mentalities, ethnologist, cultural anthropologist, literary critic and novelist. Specialized in the history of religions and mentalities, he is also noted for his investigation of rituals and magic and his work in Jewish studies and the history of antisemitism.


(in Romanian unles noted)

  • Grădina de dincolo. Zoosofia. Comentarii mitologice [The Garden Beyond. Zoosophy. Mythological Commentaries], Cluj Napoca: Dacia, 1980, PDF, IA, ARG; 2nd edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 2012.
  • Motive şi semnificaţii mito-simbolice în cultura tradiţională românească, Bucharest: Minerva, 1989, PDF, PDF, IA, ARG. Excerpts.
  • Imaginea evreului în cultura română. Studiu de imagologie în context est-central european [The Image of the Jew in Romanian Culture. A Study of Imagology in Central-East European Context], Bucharest: Humanitas, 2001; 2nd edition, 2004; 3rd edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 2012.
    • Das Bild des Juden in der rumänischen Volkskultur, Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag, 2002. (German)
    • A Képzeletbeli Zsidó, Cluj Napoca: Kriterion, 2005. (Hungarian)
    • Les Images du Juif: Clichés antisémites dans la culture roumaine. Une approche comparative, illustrated edition, Paris: Editions Non Lieu, 2013. (French)
    • Inventing the Jew: Antisemitic Stereotypes in Romanian and Other Central-East European Cultures, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2009, PDF. (English)
  • Ordine şi Haos. Mit şi magie în cultura tradiţională românească [Order & Chaos. Myth and Magic in Romanian Traditional Culture], illustrated edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 2004.
  • Narcotice în cultura română. Istorie, religie şi literatură [Narcotics in Romanian Culture. History, Religion and Literature], illustrated edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 2010, 500 pp, PDF, IA, ARG; 2nd edition, 2011; 3rd edition, revised and enlarged, 2014, 704 pp. PDF, ARG.
    • Rauschgift in der rumaenischen Kultur: Geschichte, Religion und Literatur, trans. Julia Richter, Berlin: Frank und Timme Verlag, 2013. (German)