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The Waning of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga
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Nov 28, 2007

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This was a college book. I'd experience life as a fairy-story of young love like Maid Marian and Robin with dreams of living in the woods. This book exposed the "vehement pathos "of medieval life. Though there were princes and unicorns I learned there was a lot of cruelty along with the tenderness of life. I later learned of similar horrors of the renaissance but was able to live in my own movie when I I found other anachronists and joined the SCA.
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