So begins one of the most famous works of history ever published, Johan Huizinga’s The Autumn of the Middle Ages. Few who have read this book in English. Johan Huizinga’s Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen (The Waning of the Middle Ages, or in the more accurate new translation, The Autumn of the Middle Ages) has. The more complete text is called ‘The Autumn of the Middle Ages.’ ‘Waning’ .. Johan Huizinga não foi só um grande historiador, mas um escritor talentoso.

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Prose quotations appear in French, with translations preprinted at the bottom of the page, mistranslations have been corrected. Bells acted in daily life like concerned good spirits who, with their familiar voice, proclaimed sadness or joy, calm or unrest, assembly or exhortation. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There were a lot of quotes in the original form mainly French but also Afes, Latin, and some other languages and sometimes it got complicated constantly reading the footnotes but they were useful.

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Several notes clarify Huizinga’s references to things which would be common knowledge only to Dutch readers. The Coming of the New Form. In this guise, they are not unlike norms.

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

I felt that the earlier chapters of this book aged better than the latter half or so. All pages are intact, and the cover jogan intact. I have just suggested the crude activeipas- sive divide as one way hulzinga distinguish works within the narrow ambit of the prac- tice of current researchers and teachers.

In this I think it does take a very different stance than most other books I read about the Renaissance.


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See all 24 reviews. Denis the Carthusian becomes comprehen- sible and emblematic.

midrle In the book, Huizinga presents the idea that the exaggerated formality and romanticism of late medieval court society was a rhe mechanism against the constantly increasing violence and brutality of general society. I like perusing an index to see names that are extensively referenced in the narrative. Keen and DLI Boulay go back to Huizinga in part because the field is rather barren, prairie-land scrub stretching out before his isolated mountain on the horizon. I am not sure they need to have done so.

The Autumn of the Middle Ages, by Johan Huizinga

The importance of imagination and idealism in both reasoning as justification. Long after the Middle Ages the collections of princes contained works of art mixed up indiscriminately with knick-knacks made of shells and of hair, wax statues of celebrated dwarfs … Time the destroyer has made it easy for us to separate pure art from all these geegaws and bizarre trappings … This separation … did not exist for the men of that time.

I thought it was a delight The book does indeed mainly seem to respond on Burckhardt although never directly refering to it and all others that had stated that a clear line can be drawn between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Published May 22nd by Dover Publications first published This is an edited version. They are distinguished nlore by our locating them in different contexts and nich- es, different language games, than by what may seem intrinsic to them. Good Ships same day or next business day! The Decline of Symbolism So intense and colorful was life that it could stand the mingling of the smell of blood and roses. De anekdotes waren zo nu en dan zeer smakelijk; van het gebruik in de Middeleeuwen om doden nog even te make-uppen wanneer ze begraven werden tot omgangsvormen die tot een error leidden, het staat er bondig maar leuk in beschreven.


I11 describing the decline of the Middle Ages, examples of superstition and ecclesiastical stupidity were traditionally given a very large place.

Reason versus authority, knowledge versus superstition. The whole book buys into the idea that cultures are monolithic, that they’re born and they die, rather than being constantly evolving entities.

The Waning of the Middle Ages

Add both to Cart Add both to List. The center of his untimeliness is the fusion of two shibboleths of European let- ters, poetical prose-writing and the incisive judgment of an individual and know- ing author.

Sickness contrasted more strongly with health Two issues emerge then. The Vision of Death Ch. The Waning of the Middle Ages. The Autumn of the Middle Ages History, medieval studies. The Heroic Dream Ch. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Open Preview See a Problem? The historiographical role was clear, and perhaps no one has had as much to do with the consignment of the medieval to this auxiliary position in European history as Huizinga. A new English translation of the book was published in because of perceived deficiencies in the original translation, although the new translation itself was criticized for being based on a German translation of the original Dutch book needs citation as this statement is inaccurate.

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