Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen

Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen This Classic Study Of Art, Life, And Thought In France And The Netherlands During The Fourteenth And Fifteenth Centuries Ranks As One Of The Most Perceptive Analyses Of The Medieval Period A Brilliantly Creative Work That Established The Reputation Of Dutch Historian John Huizinga , The Book Argues That The Era Of Diminishing Chivalry Reflected The Spirit Of An Age And That Its Figures And Events Were Neither A Prelude To The Renaissance Nor Harbingers Of A Coming Culture, But A Consummation Of The OldAmong Other Topics, The Author Examines The Violent Tenor Of Medieval Life, The Idea Of Chivalry, The Conventions Of Love, Religious Life, The Vision Of Death, The Symbolism That Pervaded Medieval Life, And Aesthetic Sentiment We View The Late Middle Ages Through The Psychology And Thought Of Artists, Theologians, Poets, Court Chroniclers, Princes, And Statesmen Of The Period, Witnessing The Splendor And Simplicity Of Medieval Life, Its Courtesy And Cruelty, Its Idyllic Vision Of Life, Despair And Mysticism, Religious, Artistic, And Practical Life, And MuchLong Regarded As A Landmark Of Historical Scholarship, The Waning Of The Middle Ages Is Also A Remarkable Work Of Literature Of Its Author, The New York Times Said, Professor Huizinga Has Dressed His Imposing And Variegated Assemblage Of Facts In The Colorful Garments Characteristic Of Novels, And He Parades Them From His First Page To The Last In A Vivid Style An International Success Following Its Original Publication In And Subsequently Translated Into Several Languages, The Waning Of The Middle Ages Will Not Only Serve As An Invaluable Reference For Students And Scholars Of Medieval History But Will Also Appeal To General Readers And Anyone Fascinated By Life During The Middle Ages

Johan Huizinga was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen
  • Johan Huizinga
  • English
  • 01 May 2019
  • 9780486404431

10 thoughts on “Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen

  1. says:

    Bought this by mistake thinking it was a book by Burckhardt, which was obviously pretty stupid as it clearly says Huizinga on the cover But The Waning of the Middle Ages had been on my mind to read for some time view spoiler which is what I use in place of a reading wish list, the fallibility of human memory helps by winnowing down the near infinite possibilities of reading to something humanly achievable hide spoiler

  2. says:

    We, at the present day, can hardly understand the keenness with which a fur coat, a good fire on the hearth, a soft bed, a glass of wine, were formerly enjoyed from the first page of the book4 1 2Johan Huizinga 1872 1945Dutch historianNorman Cantor on HuizingaNorman Cantor, in Inventing the Middle Ages devotes five pages to Huizinga, in his closing chapter called Outriders The historians he discusses here Huizinga, Eileen Edna Power, Michael Postan, Carl Erdmann, Theodor Mommsen are not quite significant enough or didn t produce quite enough published work or were a bit too recent to fit into an ensemble of Middle Age historians which, in his view, invented our own conception of this time period.Cantor nevertheless has plenty of good things to say about Huizinga and the others He writes that Huizinga had no successors, and the approach he adopted has found no significant imitators The Waning of the Middle Agesis likely to appear on anyone s list of the ten best books ever written on medieval history, and a plausible argument would place it near the top it s one of the all time best sellers on the subject But Huizinga stands alone and remote from the ongoing dialogues in medieval studies.the author and his bookJohan Huizinga is often mentioned as a founder of modern cultural history In the short autobiography that he composed in the last decade of his life, he tells of writing Waning when he was told that his academic job was in jeopardy if he could not come up with a significant publishable book He retired for the summer to his mother in law s farm, sat there in the hot attic with some material from the fifteenth century, and wrote the book before the fall called him back to the university Huizinga writes in his brief preface to the English edition,History has always been far engrossed by problems of origins than by those of decline and fall in medieval history we have been searching so diligently for the origins of modern culture, that at times it would seem as though what we call the Middle Ages had been little than the prelude to the Renaissance.But in history, as in nature, birth and death are equally balanced The decay of overripe forms of civilization is as suggestive a spectacle as the growth of new ones And it occasionally happens that a period in which one had, hitherto, been mainly looking for the coming to birth of new things, suddenly reveals itself as an epoch of fading and decay.The present work deals with the history of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries regarded as a period of termination Such a view presented itself to the author whilst endeavoring to arrive at a genuine understanding of the art of the brothers Van Eyck and their contemporaries, that is to say, to grasp its meaning by seeing it in connection with the entire life of their times Now the common feature of the various manifestations of civilization of that epoch proved to be inherent rather in that which links them to the past than in the germs which they contain of the future The significance, not of the artists alone, but also of theologians, posts, chroniclers, princes, and statesmen, could be best appreciated by considering them, not as the harbingers of a coming culture, but as perfecting and concluding the old.Now, viewed thus by the author, it would seem that this thesis is not amenable to simple demonstration by testimony of historical document 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 Thus, quite as much as the book was, in its inception and writing, not the typical heavily researched academic study, it is a work of the historical imagination.the book itself waning or autumn Huizinga s book was published in 1919 It s Dutch title was Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen, which translates directly to The Autumn of the Middle Ages an evocative enough title, to be sure When it was translated to English in 1924 the title was rendered The Waning of the Middle Ages To me, the second title is even evocative Wane to dim, to decline to gradually fade away That word, waning, almost makes me catch by breath To write of the waning of an era in European history, an era which lasted several centuries, or by some reckonings, a thousand years, and to render the subject of the narrative as the fading away of this immense span of time, of human endeavor, human art of millions of lives slowly fading into an irrevocable past well, I love the title I ll never toss the book, who could throw away that title from their bookshelf stuffSome of the fundamental issues examined in the book are chivalry the conventions and views of love and heroism the religious thought of the age and way it affected artistic imagination the decline of religious symbolism and the dawning of realism and the ways in which art interacted with everyday life.Fourteen full page black and white illustrations, all works of art from the period, by Rogier van der Weyden, Jan Van Eyck, and others.Portrait of Giovanni Annolfini Jan van EyckThe 10 page Bibliography of little use to this reader, almost all books in French, some in Dutch or other Euro languages The equally long index however is very good I like perusing an index to see names that are extensively referenced in the narrative Here I note various Dukes of Burgundy Charles the Bold, Philip the Good, others Georges Chastellain Burgundian chronicler and poet, d 1475 Eustace Deschamps French poet, 1346 1406 Jan van Eyck Netherlandish painter of Bruges, 1390 1441 Jean Froissart French speaking author and court historian of the Low Countries, 1337 1405 Jean Gerson French scholar, reformer, poet and theologian, 1363 1429 Olivier de la Marche courtier, chronicler, poet of the Duchy of Burgundy, 1425 1502 Louis XI of France, 1423 1483 Jean Molinet French poet, chronicler and composer, 1435 1507 Louis, duke of Orleans, 1372 1407 shades of In a Dark Wood Wandering Ren of Anjou titular King of Sicily, 1409 1480 Francois Villon French poet, b 1431, disappeared 1463 and Edmund, Duke of York 1341 1402 Also many references to Roman de la Rose tmi view spoiler In this spoiler I ve listed the 23 chapters of the book Following a group of these is in another spoiler the sometimes edited status that I submitted at that point in my read Some of the status comments appear elsewhere in the review I The Violent Tenor of Life II Pessimism and the Ideal of Sublime LifeIII The Hierarchic Conception of Society view spoiler Good so far Huizinga s thesis is that by looking at the Middle Ages as a precursor to what followed economically, politically, artistically , we miss the essence of the end of the Middle Ages, as the people then living saw their own time and that 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  3. says:

    This is a really difficult book for me to review This is one of the first books that I ever read concerning medieval history, and it had quite a big impact on me, so Autumn of the Middle Ages is always going to have a special place in my heart It s a really lovely book, beautifully written, and Huizinga makes genuinely fantastic use of stories and anecdotes It s also full of some very good insights into medieval culture and it acts as a nice corrective to history books that rely solely on administrative, legal, and economic documentation It s all very vibrant and very passionate That said, I also think that it s kind of wrong 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 It s a rather attractive thesis, and it gives the book a quiet sadness that almost reads like an elegy, but it s problematic in the sense that Huizinga never adequately explains why the system failed when it did, and he never addresses the possibility that the culture of the era wasn t dying, but slowly transforming into something new The whole book buys into the idea that cultures are monolithic, that they re born and they die, rather than being constantly evolving entities And I think that s a pretty problematic way of looking at things.But with that in mind, I think it s absolutely still worth reading It s a bit dated and it s far from perfect but it s a real intellectual stimulant and one of the few history books I can see myself reading multiple times just for enjoyment.

  4. says:

    La malinconica ferocia di un mondo al tramonto Ideali, canzoni d a, tornei dove sovrani veri giocano con i simboli di un passato immaginato.Un grande libro, un intramontabile classico della storiografia del primo Novecento Si legge come un romanzo perch in ogni parola risuona l a dell autore per il passato fiammeggiante di un paese scomparso dai libri di storia

  5. says:

    This is a classic, of course But I found it hard to read and appreciate The subtitle is correct this is no overview of political, political, or military facts also no economic ones , but rather an excursion in the various aspects of late medieval attitudes of mind The focus is not on philosophy and religion, but on the ideals of the mind , let s say mental history the knight ideal, the codes of honour, courtly love, the sense of reality, and so on I think it is a bit too one sided based on narrative sources and it focuses on France than the Low Countries Of course, as always with Huizinga, this is wonderfully written But the effect is largely lost because of the abundance of examples, most of which are peppered with quotes in old French, and thus difficult to read As far as I can discern, Huizinga s views seem rather speculative, in this sense that he is trying to reconstruct the late medieval society in Western Europa through the instrument of historical imagination That gives this views a very personal, but also quite subjective flavour In short this book should now be read rather as a literary document than a work of science I don t mean this in a denigrating way, it s just a factual statement.

  6. says:

    Huizinga s work is a classic look at the literary and artistic culture of fifteenth century Burgundy and France His thesis is basically that the literature and art of the ages reveals that a culture in decay, ripened to the point where its cultural forms an idea he never defines exactly have overgrown the ideas they were meant to convey Huizinga believed that the boundary between what we call the Renaissance and the Middle Ages was porous, something that scholars today seem to accept for the most part However, his work was pioneering at the time, and it still concludes many gems of insight for those willing to work through this classic book He did have a few ideas about modernity and knowledge that will seem outdated, and he can be fairly dismissive of the achievments of the period at times But all in all, the book is well worth one s time for those interested in this period of European history, and a must read for serious students of that era.

  7. says:

    I am not nearly enough of a historian to rate this book as overall correct or incorrect My understanding of the study of history is to take many interpretations of learned historians into account and weigh them with the evidence Is this source a bit dated Of course it is it is nearly a hundred years old But Huizinga s voice is lively and engaging His erudition is great enough that he is allowed to have some sweeping opinions He gives a very interesting perspective on this era and region of history and he is nothing of not thought provoking I am merely a general reader of history, but I found this very dense book to be still thoroughly enjoyable If this period of history interests you, Huizinga will give you much to consider.

  8. says:

    Mid way through my cursory reading of European history I felt myself overwhelmed with names, dates and wars This book is a bit of a break from that It s an important book in that Huizinga fleshes out the mentality late medieval Burgundy on the brink of the Renaissance as shown through its chronicles, religious expression, art, poetry and emerging literature One has to slow down to read and appreciate Huizina at least I had to The language requires savoring as well as the time to digest complex thoughts By focusing on a chronologically and geographically narrow period in history Huizinga is able to deeply explore how societies move forward from epoch to epoch.

  9. says:

    Apologies for the grumpy review but I ll let it stand Future readers should read the comment section, which has value than my current hrrruumphs This book is too long and there is much too much of the author s psycho social speculation in it some of it is fairly good, a little of it is quite useless, and very, very little of it is absolutely essential or compelling The abundant and detailed evidence collected and adduced throughout this volume, on the other hand, is by far the best part of this book though is often surrounded by the aforementioned generalities The book should have been 1 3 shorter, and so it is not certain that the editors of the earlier American version Waning of the Middle Ages erred with Huizinga s consent, remember in presenting a shorter version which was itself modeled on the French edition I will spend another day or two with this book but the rating suffers as a result.That said, this was a revolutionary piece of work, and is justly famous and deserves a reading.

  10. says:

    Levei um ano e meio para terminar esse livro, menos por dificuldades intelectuais do que pelo fato da edi o de luxo da falecida, por m sempre em nossos cora es Cosac Naif de dif cil manuseio.Johan Huizinga n o foi s um grande historiador, mas um escritor talentoso Os ensaios escorrem pela p gina com facilidade, e o panorama que ele pinta da mentalidade vigente nas regi es correspondentes Fran a e Pa ses Baixos no s culo XV praticamente pula da p gina Claro que a edi o da RIP Cosac complementa o texto com reprodu es a cores de pinturas, gravuras, iluminuras para al m de paratextos de historiadores mais contempor neos a entrevista do Le Goff, por exemplo, uma maravilha Eu estou longe de ser uma medievalista profissional, mas esse livro, imagino, seja pelo conte do, seja pela import ncia historiogr fica propriamente dita, essencial para os interessados em Idade M dia.

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