Johan Huizinga

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Johan Huizinga


Born
in Groningen, Netherlands
December 07, 1872

Died
February 01, 1945

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Johan Huizinga was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.

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The Waning of the Middle Ages

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Homo Ludens: A Study of the...

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Erasmus and the Age of Refo...

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In the Shadow of Tomorrow

4.01 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1935 — 12 editions
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Nederlands beschaving in de...

3.63 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1941 — 6 editions
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Geschonden Wereld

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Men and Ideas: History, the...

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El Concepto de La Historia ...

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De Mensch en de Beschaving

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La crisi della civiltà

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“If a serious statement is defined as one that may be made in terms of waking life, poetry will never rise to the level of seriousness. It lies beyond seriousness, on that more primitive and original level where the child, the animal, the savage, and the seer belong, in the region of dream, enchantment, ecstasy, laughter. To understand poetry we must be capable of donning the child's soul like a magic cloak and of forsaking man's wisdom for the child's.”
Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture

“All play means something.”
Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture

“Our point of departure must be the conception of an almost childlike play-sense expressing itself in various play-forms, some serious, some playful, but all rooted in ritual and productive of culture by allowing the innate human need of rhythm, harmony, change, alternation, contrast and climax, etc., to unfold in full richness.”
Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture

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