Autumntide of the Middle Ages

Johan Huizinga

Autumntide of the Middle Ages

Johan Huizinga

Distributed for Leiden University Press

592 pages | in color throughout | 8 1/2 x 10 3/4
Cloth $69.50 ISBN: 9789087283131 Will Publish May 2020 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Johan Huizinga was the most renowned Dutch historian of the twentieth century, and his work ranged from medieval art to mechanization in modern America. His influential book Autumntide of the Middle Ages is still considered one of the most perceptive and influential analyses of the late medieval period. Its wide-ranging discussion of the ritual, formalism, and spirituality of medieval society makes it a classic study of life, culture, and thought in fourteenth and fifteenth century France and the Low Countries.

This new and unabridged English translation of the original text celebrates its centenary and captures the impact of Huizinga’s significant piece of historical scholarship and literature. Illustrated in color throughout, over three-hundred works of art, illuminated manuscripts, and miniatures pertinent to Huizinga's discourse are included, as well as a complete bibliography of Huizinga’s research and an updated introduction.
 
Review Quotes
Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
“I must say, if the [illustrations] are included in such a way, in high resolution, then it almost really comes back to life. And I believe it also provides to us as contemporary readers, even if you are not a historian, the opportunity to better understand the context.”
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