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Johan Huizinga

The Waning of the Middle Ages

Johan Huizinga The Waning Of The Middle Ages
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Brilliant study of art, life and thought in France and the Netherlands during the 14th and 15th centuries explores the period's splendor and simplicity, courtesy and cruelty, its idyllic vision of life, despair and mysticism, religious, artistic, and practical life, and much more. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in medieval life. 14 illustrations.

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Brilliant study of art, life, and thought in France and the Netherlands during 14th–15th centuries explores the period's splendor and simplicity, courtesy and cruelty, religious, artistic, and practical life; much more. 14 illustrations.

Table of contents:

I. THE VIOLENT TENOR OF LIFE
II. PESSIMISM AND THE IDEAL FO THE SUBLIME LIFE
III. THE HIERARCHIC CONCEPTION OF SOCIETY
IV. THE IDEA OF CHIVALRY
V. THE DREAM OF HEROISM AND OF LOVE
VI. ORDERS OF CHIVALRY AND VOWS
VII. THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY VALUE OF CHIVALROUS IDEAS
VIII. LOVE FORMALIZED
IX. THE CONVENTIONS OF LOVE
X. THE IDYLLIC VISION OF LIFE
XI. THE VISION OF DEATH
XII. RELIGIOUS THOUGHT CRYSTALLIZING INTO IMAGES
XIII. TYPES OF RELIGIOUS LIFE
XIV. RELIGIOUS SENSIBILITY AND RELIGIOUS IMAGINATION
XV. SYMBOLISM IN ITS DECLINE
XVI. THE EFFECTS OF REALISM
XVII. RELIGIOUS THOUGHT BEYOND THE LIMITS OF IMAGINATION
XVIII. THE FORMS OF THOUGHT AND PRACTICAL LIFE
XIX. ART AND LIFE
XX. THE ÆSTHETIC SENTIMENT
XXI. VERBAL AND PLASTIC EXPRESSION COMPARED. I
XXII. VERBAL AND PLASTIC EXPRESSION COMPARED. II
XXIII. THE ADVENT OF THE NEW FORM
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
  INDEX

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