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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The Autumn of the Middle Ages, Huizinga, Payton, Mammitzsch
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. The more we know about the tricks that prose plays.
Everything that was dropped or rearranged has been restored. For instance, when reflecting on the pessimism of its poets Huizinga states “Happy are the bachelors, for a man who has an evil wife has a bad time of it, and he who has a good one always fears to lose her. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Nevertheless, he achieved something unusually potent by his willing- ness to step fully into a period that was closely associated with failure, with much worth escaping, with darkness, and a wild pattern of wrinkles on a cheek so unlike our own.
But in history, as in nature, birth and death are equally balanced. Writing Denis the Carthusian’s work, for example, he notes that, “It has all the characteristics of a later work: The fires of hatred and violence burn fiercely.
Autumn of the Middle Ages: A Century Later
The historians he discusses here Huizinga, Eileen Edna Power, Michael Postan, Carl Erdmann, Theodor Mommsen are not q We, at the present day, can hardly understand the keenness with which a fur coat, a good fire on the mohan, a soft bed, a glass of wine, were formerly enjoyed. The Failure of Imagination It’s a really lovely book, beautifully written, and Huizinga makes genuinely fantastic use of stories and anecdotes.
View all 7 comments. The Coming of the New Form. This goes to the heart of the nature of our Postmodernity: It’s difficult to balance the merits of this book against its faults. After all the fallbacks Europe finally began to climb back on his feet At ThriftBooks, our motto is: I am not sure they need to have done so.
Gibbon and Livy represent a different but related category. Churches, monuments and so on. I’ll never toss the book, who could throw away that title from their bookshelf? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Here again, he is Tylor, we Evans-Pritchard. This book exposed the “vehement pathos “of medieval life.
Evil is powerful, the devil covers a darkened earth with his black wings. Yet it also con- tributes to the marginalization of his work within the context of active academic. Generally I found these somewhat difficult, particularly XXI. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. During medieval times, all rhe emotions were missing that have made us [in the early 20th century] cautious and tentative in matters of justice: It’s just that you may have to hang your critic’s hat upon a medieval peg before sitting down to enjoy it.
His history largely covered France and the Netherlands, and dealt with a variety of characteristics of the 14th and 15th centuries; topics such as chivalry, vows, love and romance, death, religious views, the power of symbols, the art and literature of the period, and much more. Purely outward circumstances, superficially described: If a work is worth reading it is midd,e having translated every gen- eration or so, but this begs the question: On the other hand for all it’s shortcomings if you are interested the idea of trying to understand how people in a distant time experienced their world then this is still a book well worth reading.
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He found Huizinga’s reflections on the evolution of Western culture from the Medieval mindset to that of the Renaissance an aid in understanding agss own experience of the rise of Modernism and the roots of its rejection in the horror of the Great War World War I.
Why read this text? Huizinga is cutting-edge stuff.
Lists with This Book. In this I think it does take a very different stance than most other books I read about the Renaissance. Being retired, I read for my own pleasure and not for research purposes. Histories do not by and large weather as well as novels, poetry, or philosophy. Directories Courses Discussion Groups.