[HISTORY] The Waning of the Middle-Ages, by Johan Huizinga-Leni

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Post by Leni » February 15th, 2021, 9:03 am

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, by Johan Huizinga (1872 - 1945), translated by Frederik Jan Hopman (1877 - 1932)
The Waning of the Middle Ages (also known as The Autumn of the Middle Ages, or Autumntide of the Middle Ages), subtitled A study of the forms of life, thought and art in France and the Netherlands in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, is Johan Huizinga's most famous work. It was published in 1919 as Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen and first translated into English in 1924.

Huizinga defends the idea that the exaggerated formality and romanticism of late medieval court society was a defense mechanism against the constantly increasing violence and brutality of life. The break off between Middle Ages and Renaissance was, according to him, a period of pessimism, cultural exhaustion, and nostalgia. Even though this work has found criticism, especially for relying too heavily on evidence exclusively from the Burgundian court, it has achieved immense impact in the thought about the period. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by silverquill » February 15th, 2021, 9:16 am

Could I take the preface and Section 14?
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Post by Leni » February 15th, 2021, 9:36 am

silverquill wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 9:16 am
Could I take the preface and Section 14?
Sure, Larry! But I had to break a few chapters, so, sections shifted a bit. Just to confirm, you want chapter 14, Religious Sensibility and Religious Imagination?
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Post by Leni » February 15th, 2021, 12:02 pm

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Post by silverquill » February 18th, 2021, 11:07 am

Just to get something on the board, here is the short preface.

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/waningofthemiddleages_00_huizinga_128kb.mp3 3:58

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Post by Kalamareader » February 18th, 2021, 1:21 pm

Leni,

Well, one thing that can be said for LV, is that there certainly is an eclectic collection of choices available. :clap: Might I claim Section 1, please?

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Post by Leni » February 18th, 2021, 2:51 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 11:07 am
Just to get something on the board, here is the short preface.

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/waningofthemiddleages_00_huizinga_128kb.mp3 3:58

And, yes the current Section 17 is good.
Great, thanks much, Larry!
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Post by Leni » February 18th, 2021, 2:52 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Leni,

Well, one thing that can be said for LV, is that there certainly is an eclectic collection of choices available. :clap: Might I claim Section 1, please?

Thanks,

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One of our strengths! :mrgreen: Thanks for claiming, Wayne!
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Post by Kalamareader » February 18th, 2021, 9:35 pm

Leni wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Kalamareader wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Leni,

Well, one thing that can be said for LV, is that there certainly is an eclectic collection of choices available. :clap: Might I claim Section 1, please?

Thanks,

Wayne
One of our strengths! :mrgreen: Thanks for claiming, Wayne!
Leni,

Here is Chapter 1 part 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/waningofthemiddleages_01_huizinga_128kb.mp3

Time: 30:10

And please, any French speakers out there, please, please excuse me for my murderization (to coin a word) of the French names and places found here in. :roll:
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Post by Leni » February 19th, 2021, 10:05 am

Thanks much, Wayne! I will PL soon, if no DPL shows up.

Well, haven't we all butchered some foreign language words in LV in our time... :? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by thobbspeterson » February 21st, 2021, 12:17 pm

Could I take sections 22 & 23?

Thanks!
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Post by Leni » February 21st, 2021, 3:34 pm

thobbspeterson wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 12:17 pm
Could I take sections 22 & 23?

Thanks!
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Sure, thanks for claiming
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Post by jaykaymak » February 21st, 2021, 9:25 pm

Hi, can I claim section 14 and 15? Thank you!

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Post by Leni » February 22nd, 2021, 6:50 pm

jaykaymak wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 9:25 pm
Hi, can I claim section 14 and 15? Thank you!
Sure! I see you have already posted your one-minute test and gotten feedback, so, I am assigning you the sections. Happy recording!
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Post by willow » February 23rd, 2021, 4:01 pm

Hi! Can I please claim Section 20?

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