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An edition of Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen (1924)

The waning of the Middle Ages

a study of the forms of life, thought, and art in France and the Netherlands in the XIVth and XVth centuries

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This edition published in by St. Martin's Press in New York.

Written in English

328 pages

From the Preface of the English translation...

The present work deals with the history of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries regarded as a period of termination, as the close of the Middle Ages. Such a view of them presented itself to the author of this volume, whilst endeavouring to arrive at a genuine understanding of the art of the brothers Van Eyck and their contemporaries, that is to say, to grasp its meaning by seeing it in connection with the entire life of their times. Now the common feature of the various manifestations of civilization of that epoch proved to be inherent rather in that which links them to the past than in the germs which they contain of the future. The significance, not of the artists alone, but also of theologians, poets, chroniclers, princes and statesmen, could be best appreciated by considering them, not as the harbingers of a coming culture, but as perfecting and concluding the old.

This English edition is not a simple translation of the original Dutch (second edition 1921, first 1919), but the result of a work of adaptation, reduction and consolidation under the author's directions. The references, here left out, may be found in full in the original.

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The waning of the Middle Ages

a study of the forms of life, thought, and art in France and the Netherlands in the XIVth and XVth centuries

This edition published in by St. Martin's Press in New York.


Edition Description

From the Preface of the English translation...

The present work deals with the history of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries regarded as a period of termination, as the close of the Middle Ages. Such a view of them presented itself to the author of this volume, whilst endeavouring to arrive at a genuine understanding of the art of the brothers Van Eyck and their contemporaries, that is to say, to grasp its meaning by seeing it in connection with the entire life of their times. Now the common feature of the various manifestations of civilization of that epoch proved to be inherent rather in that which links them to the past than in the germs which they contain of the future. The significance, not of the artists alone, but also of theologians, poets, chroniclers, princes and statesmen, could be best appreciated by considering them, not as the harbingers of a coming culture, but as perfecting and concluding the old.

This English edition is not a simple translation of the original Dutch (second edition 1921, first 1919), but the result of a work of adaptation, reduction and consolidation under the author's directions. The references, here left out, may be found in full in the original.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 309-318.
Reprint. Originally published: London : E. Arnold, 1924.
Translation of: Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
944
Library of Congress
DC33.2 .H83 1985

The Physical Object

Format
hardcover
Pagination
viii, 328 p., [14] p. of plates :
Number of pages
328
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2847819M
Internet Archive
waningofmiddle00huiz
ISBN 10
0312855400
LC Control Number
84009980
Library Thing
30998
Goodreads
2659170

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