Johan Huizinga - "Autumntide of the Middle Ages"

 


I have just finished reading Johan Huizinga's "Autumntide of the Middle Ages", in a new, wonderful English translation by Diane Webb of Huizinga's classic "Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen", which was first published in Haarlem, the Netherlands in 1919. It is a study of forms of life and thought of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in France and the Low countries. What a joy it was to handle this book: hard cover, printed on nice, thick paper with lots of white, and glorious, vivid illustrations! Its subject is not the easiest to comprehend; I had to stay really concentrated during my reading. This beautiful book was well worth my time though.

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24 Jan 2021

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