Dear Roland, there is some good work on the function of cursing in early modern Romanian society, e.g. Dan Horia Mazilu's Istoria blestemului; and some articles by Cristina Codarcea (see also her book Pouvoir et societe).
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Might not be quite what you are looking for, but here is a book dealing with cursing:
Laura Badescu - Mentalitati, retorica si imaginar in secolul al XVIII-lea romanesc: cartile de blestem. Bucuresti, 2013, Editura Muzeului National al Literaturii Romane (294 pagini)
This might be a useful starting point.
Petru Caraman, "Blestemul ca expresie folclorică a unui complex afect negativ" [Curses as a folkloric expression of a complex negative emotion], in "Anuarul Muzeului Etnografic al Moldovei", 3, Iasi, Casa Editorială „Demiurg", 2003, p. 11-74,
Petru Caraman, "Descolindatul în orientul şi sud-estul Europei. Studiu de folclor comparat" [Counter-carols in the Orient and the South-East of Europe]. Ediţie îngrijită şi postfaţă de Ion H. Ciubotaru, Iaşi, Editura Universităţii „Al. I. Cuza”, 1997, 557 p.;
Can anyone recommend any studies on cursing or being cursed in Romanian culture? I'm particularly interested in holy people cursing others, but anything on cursing - historical, sociological, or literary - would be helpful. Thanks!
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