The Autumn of the Middle Ages

[Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen]
University of Chicago Press
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Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
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Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
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An essay on the characteristics of culture and life in 15th century France, Burgundy and Flanders. Huzinga presents the "autumn" of the Middle Ages: conception of the world as something stable, taste for the ceremonious, for drama, tradition and hierarchy, exaltation of women, chivalrous love and honor, etc... and contrasts it with other conceptions. Religion appears well contextualized.