The more complete text is called ‘The Autumn of the Middle Ages. . Norman Cantor, in Inventing the Middle Ages devotes five pages to Huizinga, in his closing. 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. Published in , Johan Huizinga’s Herfsttij der middeleeuwen (Autumn of the Middle Ages and also known as Waning of the Middle Ages) is.

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Beautifully written, and presented here in a new rendering that’s far closer to the original text than the standard English version of “The A classic look at the final flowering of medieval culture a world alien in so many ways, yet whose obsessions seem all-too-familiar. This contributes to his ongoing relevance with- in the metahistorical and summary judgments on the period. In this guise, they are not unlike norms.

Once that change became an agenda of research. The subject lingers as a crucial theme even if his text is now a passive attendant. Being retired, I read for my own pleasure and not for …more I read this one because it’s the one I own in my personal library.

This book took me way too long to read based on the length but that’s because it was so dense. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.

Politics are not yet completely in the grip of bureaucracy and protocol; at any moment the prince may abandon them and look elsewhere for guidelines for his administration.

The objectivity I’m pointing to has, therefore, only a limited connection to the debates we associate with Histof? Subject has mat- tered too.

El cambio en la espiritualidad, las vivencias, el amor por lo grecolatino, When men and women write of art, or create art, the writings and creations themselves are always thrusting towards the future, and a historian interested in their connection to the past must oftentimes do his analysis from the distant future, bringing his creative imagination into play to find the connections with a past that was not the concern of the subjects being studied.

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Incredible edible Middle Ages, so close to our mentality in the extremes of violent and amorous expressions, prejudice, supersticions and swaying from one extreme to the nexr, and so far away from us historically. To them, the world was as good and as bad as it could be Their main reason is that the original trans- lation was not straightforward but constituted an abridgment of sorts.

This approach, quick and cut- ting, was especially appealing to those who needed a preface to vindicate the superiority of the modernity to follow. It is almost uncanny to see his thoughtful care over some of the very subjects that have lately become respectable: Huizinga presents northern Europe of the later Middle Ages as a dying, ossifying society that’s wasting away because it’s elaborate culture of symbolism had used itself up.

Armenia, Cyprus, and even Constantinople. Once one understands and accepts his fifteenth cen- tury, it is no surprise, no mistake, that the kinds of changes that grew across Europe by ensued. Todos estos cambios se fueron gestando poco a poco en etapas anteriores.

Any relationship was possible. One nlust be more careful with Michelet, Hume, or Hegel.

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

Nowhere else had suspicions of royal relatives, charges against powerful servants of the crown, and secretive and judicial murders for the sake of security and partisanship so permeated the political scene as in England. But with that in mind, I think it’s absolutely still worth reading.

Every estate, order and craft could be recognized by its dress. It really is a question of how we take strong stories and whether or not we encourage them for their special insights. But they do so by becorning detached from their habitual practices or tue becoming abused, unable to restrain what people do with them and consequently ending up without vitality.

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Cantor nevertheless has plenty of good things to say about Huizinga and the others. Prose quotations appear in French, with translations printed at the bottom of the page. However, one wonders if he manages more profound insights huiziinga more cautious and rigorous historians would achieve.


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All this might be inconsistent. Two issues emerge then. Even after so long, this is a key book for examining Western Europe between the Black Death and the Reformation. In Dutch there is a word perfect to describe my sentiment; woordenbrij; roughly translated as mess of words.

The Waning of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga

Nov 28, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: Opvallend is dat het vooral geconcentreerd is op het Bourgondisch hof en dan gebruikt Huizinga met name kroniekschrijvers uit die regio. The two poles of the mind continued to be chivalry and hierarchy. I found it similarly interesting for my own experience of the transition from the Late Modernism of my childhood to the early Postmodernism of my youth, and the Second Era of Globalization of my maturity.

Will people respond and how much’? Packed with care, shipped promptly. I’m sure that in many ways his work has been superseded and its limited focus on the world between Rhine and Seine is apparent but it remains readable and full of autumnal flavours.

The widespread fraud and duplicity assumed in some Enlightenment and Whiggish accounts are rendered irrelevant and superficial, as unconvincing as they were unsympathetic. Its interesting facts, however, are all challenging interpretations. People guarded him “day and night in the monastery of the Cordeliers; women standing middel “with their ammunition of ashes and stones ready. I like perusing an index to see names that are extensively referenced in the narrative.

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