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The Waning of the Middle Ages:
A Study of the Forms of Life, Thought and Art in France and the Netherlands in the Dawn of the Renaissance (A Doubleday Anchor Book)

by Johan Huizinga

ISBN 0385092881 / 9780385092883 / 0-385-09288-1
Publisher Anchor
Language English
Edition Softcover
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In 1919, Johan Huizinga revealed in the original version of this book that the ideals, aspirations, and behaviors of humanity in history were dramatically different from those in present day. In Herfsttjj der Middeleeuwen, he recalled the waning years of the Middle Ages--the low countries in northern Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries--and argued against those who claimed that human belief systems remain the same even if contexts change. His account rested not on historical fact, but on the emotions and ambitions of the people as expressed through the art and literature of their culture. Many people treated the book as groundbreaking work, and it was translated into English in 1924. This new translation is a complete, more direct version of the original and allows modern readers a full appreciation of life in an era rarely revisited. [via]