9780226359922

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

ISBN 10: 0226359921 / 0-226-35992-1
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Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

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.


Review:

"Reading Huizinga's work involves two levels of appreciation. It has become a piece of historical evidence and a document of intellectual and cultural history in its own right, as a once pathbreaking piece of historical interpretation. It is a passionate description of a small, specifically medieval, world at its ripest and most intense."

Rosamond McKitterick, New York Times Book Review, 08/18/1996

 

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Book Description: University Of Chicago Press March 1996, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. What becomes a legend most, but a deeper realization of the legend? Huizinga's study of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century French and Dutch culture and art has been a bestseller (for a book about the Middle Ages, that is) since it was translated into English in 1924. Although the author approved the translation, it had many deficiencies: chapters were rearranged, passages cut, and errors made. This new edition, which is presented as the definitive version, restores Huizinga's humor and passion. Perhaps its greatest advantage over any previous edition is the fact that it includes illustrations of the works Huizinga describes. A brilliant rendering of a brilliant work. Bookseller Inventory # 20100118167454

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Book Description: University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New highly collectible hardcover (1st edition, 1st printing) of the important new translation in English of Johan Huizinga's magisterial classic of life in France & the Low Countries at the end of the Middle Ages, excellent new mylar-protected jacket w/ impeccable edges & corners, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, superb silk-finish blue linen over boards cover w/ new edges & corners & titles handsomely copper-stamped on spine, new sewn binding w/ tight signatures, handsome gold end-papers on heavy stock, pristine interior handsomely printed in remarkably elegant & clear typeface * Illustration insert of 45-plates beautifully reproduced on superb gloss-laminated stock * Translator's introduction w/ prefaces (in English) to the Dutch edition & to the German translation * Notes: pp. 397-440, Bibliography: pp. 441-450 & Index: pp. 451-467 * 6.25" x 9.28", 0.92 kg, xxiii+467 (490) pp. * Johan Huizinga's "The Autumn of the Middle Ages" is one of the most famous works of history ever published. It was known to generations of English readers only by the version provided in its first translation under the title "The Waning of the Middle Ages" which is vastly different from the original Dutch & incompatible w/ all other European-language translations. This new English translation is entirely faithful to the original version of this great classic work of history. * "Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen" / "The Autumn of the Middle Ages" (the original title) is a brilliant portrait of life, thought & art in 14th & 15th century France & 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 & thought. Criticized both at home in Europe for being too "old-fashioned" & "too literary" when first published in 1919, the book is now recognized not only for its quality & richness as history, but also as a precursor to the "Annales" "histoire des mentalites" school of Marc Bloch & Lucien Febvre, who were among the few reviewers who first praised the book. * In the 1924 translation into English, Fritz Hopman adapted, reduced & altered the original Dutch edition, softening Huizinga's often passionate arguments, dulling his nuances & eliminating theoretical passages. He dropped many passages Huizinga had quoted in their original Old French & additionally rearranged & redivided chapters, dropped all references & introduced many instances of mistranslation. * This edition corrects such errors, recreating the 2nd 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 w/ translations provided at the foot of the page & all mistranslations have been corrected. * Payton & Mammitzsch have added helpful material, including Huizinga's preface to the 1st & 2nd Dutch editions (published in 1919 & 1921) & his preface to the 1924 translation into German in which he touches on the book's title & offers thoughts on translations. Several notes clarify Huizinga's references to things commonly known only to Dutch readers. Huizinga frequently refers to paintings, sculptures & carvings, some little known; this edition is the first in any language to provide a full range of illustrations. * A major achievement, this translation has certainly earned its place as the standard edition in English of Huizinga's great masterpiece. * Johan Huizinga, born in 1872, became professor of history at the University of Leiden in 1915 & taught there until 1942 when the Nazis closed the university & held him hostage until shortly before his death in 1945. Bookseller Inventory # 005888

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