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Huizinga, Johan 1872-1945

Works: 1,396 works in 4,231 publications in 22 languages and 32,948 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Correspondent, Honoree, Contributor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Artist, Depicted, Compiler, Dedicatee
Classifications: DC33.2, 901
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The autumn of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga( Book )

549 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 7,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 realize that The Waning of the Middle Ages, the only previous translation, is vastly different from the original Dutch, and incompatible with all other European-language translations. Now, for the first time ever, the original version of this classic work has been translated into English. Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen, or The Autumn of the Middle Ages - the original title - is a brilliant portrait of life, thought, and art in fourteenth- and fifteenth- century France and the Netherlands. For Huizinga, this period marked not the birth of a dramatically new era in history, the Renaissance, but the fullest, ripest phase of medieval life and thought. Criticized both at home and in Europe for being "old-fashioned" and "too literary" when first published in 1919, the book is now recognized not only for its quality and richness as history, but also as a precursor to the Annales "histoire des mentalites" school of Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre, two of the few reviewers who praised the book initially. In the 1924 translation, Fritz Hopman adapted, reduced, and altered the Dutch edition - softening Huizinga's often passionate arguments, dulling his nuances, and eliminating theoretical passages. He dropped many passages Huizinga had quoted in their original old French. Additionally, chapters are rearranged and redivided, all references are dropped, and mistranslations are introduced. This translation corrects such errors, recreating the second Dutch edition - which represents Huizinga's thinking at its most important stage - as closely as possible. Everything that was dropped or rearranged has been restored. Prose quotations appear in French, with translations printed at the bottom of the page. Mistranslations have been corrected. Payton and Mammitzsch also have added helpful material, including Huizinga's preface to the first and second Dutch editions (published in 1919 and 1921) and the one to the 1924 German translation, where he touches on the book's title and offers some thoughts on translations. Several notes clarify Huizinga's references to things which would be common knowledge only to Dutch readers. Huizinga frequently refers to paintings, sculptures, and carvings, some little known; this edition is the first in any language to include a full range of illustrations
Homo ludens : a study of the play-element in culture by Johan Huizinga( Book )

265 editions published between 1073 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Homo Ludens, Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. He identifies five characteristics of play: it is free; it is not ordinary or real life; it is distinct from ordinary life both as to locality and duration; it creates order; it is connected with no material interest, and from it no profit can be gained.With cross-cultural examples from the humanities, business, and politics, Huizinga examines play in all its diverse guises as it relates to language, law, war, knowledge, poetry, myth, philosophy, art, and much more. As he writes, Civilization is, in its earliest phases, played. It does not come from play like a baby detaching itself from the womb: it arises in and as play, and never leaves it.Starting with Plato, Huizinga traces the contribution of man the player through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early modern world. With an eye for our own times he writes: In American politics [play] is even more evident. Long before the two-party system had reduced itself to two gigantic teams whose political differences were hardly discernible to an outsider, electioneering in America had developed into a kind of national sport. With its remarkable historical sweep, Homo Ludens defines play for generations to come
Erasmus and the age of Reformation : with a selection from the letters of Erasmus by Johan Huizinga( Book )

176 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this very readable biography, a noted scholar traces Erasmus's youth, his years as an itinerant scholar, sojourns in England, France, Switzerland, and Italy, friendship with Sir Thomas More, and disputes with Martin Luther. The author also probes Erasmus's mind and character and discusses his writings
Men and ideas : history, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance : essays by Johan Huizinga( Book )

63 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection by the distinguished Dutch historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1945) reflects the theme of its key essay, The Task of Cultural History, "" throughout its pages. Huizinga's conception of cultural history informs both his essays on historiographic questions and those on such figures as John of Salisbury, Abelard, Joan of Arc, Erasmus, and Grotius. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. T
Dutch civilisation in the seventeenth century, and other essays by Johan Huizinga( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu fen shang xia liang bu. di yi bu " lun ni de lan " , jie du he lan de huang jin shi dai ji sui hou de shuai luo ; di er bu " lun li shi " , jiang shu he lan zai ou zhou de du te jiao se he zuo zhe ben ren du te de zhi xue zhi lu
Erasmus of Rotterdam; with a selection from the letters of Erasmus by Johan Huizinga( Book )

6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of tomorrow by Johan Huizinga( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 1964 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America; a Dutch historian's vision, from afar and near by Johan Huizinga( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El otoño de la edad media; estudios sobre las formas de la vida y del espíritu durante los siglos XIV y XV en Francia y en los Países Bajos by Johan Huizinga( Book )

127 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crisi della civiltà by Johan Huizinga( Book )

69 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klassieke analyse door de Nederlandse historicus (1872-1945) van de oorzaken en achtergronden van de Europese cultuurcrisis in de jaren twintig en dertig van de twintigste eeuw
Homo ludens : essai sur la fonction sociale du jeu by Johan Huizinga( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur montre la présence extrêmement active et féconde de ce jeu dans l'avènement de toutes les grandes formes de la vie collective : culte, poésie, musique et danse, sagesse et science, droit, combat et guerre
Homo ludens : vom Ursprung der Kultur im Spiel by Johan Huizinga( Book )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in German and French and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein grundlegendes Element unserer Kultur ist das Spiel. Der Mensch ist ein Spieler - und ohne seine Lust und Fähigkeit zum Spielen hätten sich ganze Bereiche seiner Kultur nicht entwickelt: die Dichtung, das Recht, die Wissenschaft, die bildende Kunst, die Philosophie und viele andere. Johan Huizinga, der grosse holländische Historiker und Kulturphilosoph, hat in diesem Buch eine Theorie der Kultur entworfen, in der er dem Denker (homo sapiens) und dem Tätigen (homo faber) den Menschen als Spieler (homo ludens) an die Seite stellt. Ein klassischer Essay der Kulturgeschichte und Anthropologie
Homo ludens : Versuch einer Bestimmung des Spielelementes der Kultur by Johan Huizinga( Book )

44 editions published between 1938 and 1951 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nederlands beschaving in de zeventiende eeuw : een schets by Johan Huizinga( Book )

47 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing van de Nederlandse historicus (1872-1945) over de identiteit van de Republiek (1588-1795)
Im Schatten von morgen; eine Diagnose des kulturellen Leidens unsrer Zeit by Johan Huizinga( Book )

31 editions published between 1935 and 1963 in German and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im bann der geschichte, betrachtungen und gestaltungen by Johan Huizinga( Book )

40 editions published between 1940 and 1948 in German and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn die Waffen schweigen : die Aussichten auf Genesung unserer Kultur by Johan Huizinga( Book )

29 editions published between 1945 and 1947 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holländische Kultur im siebzehnten Jahrhundert : eine Skizze by Johan Huizinga( Book )

27 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in German and Dutch and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Problem der Renaissance. Renaissance und Realismus by Johan Huizinga( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De hand van Huizinga by Johan Huizinga( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dertien artikelen en vier oraties van de beroemde historicus Johan Huizinga (1872-1945)
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The autumn of the Middle Ages
Alternative Names
Chëjzinga, J. 1872-1945

Chëjzinga, Jochan 1872-1945

Chʹojzincha, Jochan 1872-1945

Hajzinha, Johan 1872-1945

Hauzinḥah, Yohan 1872-1945

Hëjzinga, Johan.

Heyijinha, Yuehan 1872-1945

Hoijinga, .. 1872-1945

Hoijinga, Yohan 1872-1945

Hojzinga, Johan

Hoǰzinga, J̌ohan 1872-1945

H'ojzinha, Johan 1872-1945

Huizinga, J.

Huizinga J. 1872-1945

Huizinga, J. H.

Huizinga, J. H. 1872-1945

Huizinga, J. H. (Johan), 1872-1945

Huizinga, J. (Johan)

Huizinga, J. (Johan), 1872-1945

Huizinga, Jan.

Huizinga, Jan 1872-1945

Huizinga Jean 1872-1945

Huizinga, Johan

Huizinga, Johan H. 1872-1945

Huizinga, Johann 1872-1945

Huizinga, Johannes 1872-1945

Hujzinga, J.

Hūyzīngā, Yōhān 1872-1945

Hūyzinǧā, Yūhān 1872-1945

Hūzīnḥā, Yōhān 1872-1945

Huzinḥah, Yohan

Huzinḥah, Yohan 1872-1945

Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga Dutch historian

Johan Huizinga historyk holenderski

Johan Huizinga holland történész és indológus

Johan Huizinga Nederlands historicus (1872-1945)

Johan Huizinga niederländischer Kulturhistoriker

Johan Huizinga storico olandese

Kheĭzinga, Ĭ.

Kheĭzinga, Ĭ. 1872-1945

Kheĭzinga, Ĭ. (Ĭokhan), 1872-1945

Kheĭzinga, Ĭokhan

Kheĭzinga, Ĭokhan 1872-1945

Xeýzïng Ïogann

Γιόζαν Χουιζίνγκα

Ёхан Хёйзінга

Йоган Гейзинга

Йохан Хьойзинха

Хейзинг Иоганн

Хёйзинга, Й 1872-1945

Хёйзинга, Й. (Йохан), 1872-1945

Хёйзинга, Йохан

Хёйзинга, Йохан 1872-1945

Յոհան Հայզինգա

האוזינחה, יוהן 1782-1945

הוזינחה, יוהאן

הויזינגה, יוהאן

הויזינגה, יוהאן 1782-1945

הויזינחה, יוהאן 1872-1945

הויזינחה, יוהן 1872-1945

הויזנחה, יוהאן 1782-1945

הויזנחה, יוהן 1872-1945

יוהאן הויזינחה

حەيزىينگ ىيوگانن

هويزنجا، يوهان،

هويزنجا، يوهان، 1872-1945

يوهان هويزنجا

يوهان هويزنجا، 1872-1945

요한 하위징아

하위징아, 요한 1872-1945

호이징가, 요한 1872-1945

호이징하, J. 1872-1945

호이징하, 요한 1872-1945

휘징가, 요한 1872-1945

ホイジンガ 1872-1945

ホイジンガ, J

ホイジンガ, ヨハン




Homo ludens : a study of the play-element in cultureErasmus and the age of Reformation : with a selection from the letters of ErasmusEl otoño de la edad media; estudios sobre las formas de la vida y del espíritu durante los siglos XIV y XV en Francia y en los Países BajosDe hand van Huizinga