Johan Huizinga 1872–1972

Papers Delivered to the Johan Huizinga Conference Groningen 11–15 December 1972

  • Editors
  • W. R. H. Koops
  • E. H. Kossmann
  • Gees van der Plaat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Walter Thys
    Pages 29-52
  3. F. Jansonius
    Pages 53-72
  4. F. W. N. Hugenholtz
    Pages 91-103
  5. Philippe Ariès
    Pages 104-115
  6. J. Margolin
    Pages 116-132
  7. E. H. Gombrich
    Pages 133-154
  8. J. Kamerbeek Jr.
    Pages 175-192
  9. A. E. Cohen
    Pages 193-205
  10. H. Gerson
    Pages 206-222
  11. E. H. Kossmann
    Pages 223-234
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 235-248

About this book


From 11 to 15 December 1972 a group of historians from many European countries assembled in Groningen to commemorate the centenary of Johan Huizinga's birth in that city on 7 December 1872. The conference was not intended simply as a tribute to the memory of a great historian but also as an attempt to assess the sig­ nificance of his work for the present generation. It was supported by generous grants from the Stichting oud-studentenfonds van 1906 at Groningen, the Gro­ ninger Universiteitsfonds, and the Ministry of Education and Science. We are pleased to be able to publish all the papers read at the conference, together with Dr. Jansonius's study of Huizinga's style, written for another occasion. The material is presented in a roughly chronological order. The first three papers, which examine Huizinga's intellectual and literary points of departure, are followed by another three dealing with The Waning of the Middle Ages. A special paper is de­ voted to Huizinga's Erasmian studies. The next three authors investigate the prob­ lems which preoccupied Huizinga during the 1930s. Three final papers examine general aspects of his work.


1872 Europe Germany Middle Ages education memory philosophy of history present style

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0223-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-0730-1
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