WorldCat Identities

Huizinga, Johan 1872-1945

Works: 1,380 works in 3,816 publications in 25 languages and 29,778 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Correspondent, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DC33.2, 940.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Johan Huizinga
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Johan Huizinga
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( Book )
126 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the forms of life, thought, and art in France and the Netherlands in the XIVth and XVth centuries
Homo ludens : a study of the play-element in culture by Johan Huizinga( Book )
85 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Homo Ludens, the classic evaluation of play that has become a "must-read" for those in game design, Dutch philosopher Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. Like civilization, play requires structure and participants willing to create within limits. Starting with Plato, Huizinga traces the contribution of Homo Ludens, or "Man the player" through Medieval Times, the Renaissance, and into our modern civilization. Huizinga defines play against a rich theoretical background, using cross-cultural examples from the humanities, business, and politics. Homo Ludens defines play for generations to come. "A happier age than ours once made bold to call our species by the name of Homo Sapiens. In the course of time we have come to realize that we are not so reasonable after all as the Eighteenth Century with its worship of reason and naive optimism, though us; "hence moder fashion inclines to designate our species asHomo Faber: Man the Maker. But though faber may not be quite so dubious as sapiens it is, as a name specific of the human being, even less appropriate, seeing that many animals too are makers. There is a third function, howver, applicable to both human and animal life, and just as important as reasoning and making'namely, playing. it seems to me that next to Homo Faber, and perhaps on the same level as Homo Sapiens, Homo Ludens, Man the Player, deserves a place in our nomenclature. "'from the Foreward, by Johan Huizinga
The autumn of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga( Book )
127 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So begins one of the most famous works of history ever published, Johan Huizinga's The Autumn of the Middle Ages. Few who have read this book in English realize that The Waning of the Middle Ages, the only previous translation, is vastly different from the original Dutch, and incompatible with all other European-language translations. Now, for the first time ever, the original version of this classic work has been translated into English. Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen, or The Autumn of the Middle Ages - the original title - is a brilliant portrait of life, thought, and art in fourteenth- and fifteenth- century France and the Netherlands. For Huizinga, this period marked not the birth of a dramatically new era in history, the Renaissance, but the fullest, ripest phase of medieval life and thought. Criticized both at home and in Europe for being "old-fashioned" and "too literary" when first published in 1919, the book is now recognized not only for its quality and richness as history, but also as a precursor to the Annales "histoire des mentalites" school of Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre, two of the few reviewers who praised the book initially. In the 1924 translation, Fritz Hopman adapted, reduced, and altered the Dutch edition - softening Huizinga's often passionate arguments, dulling his nuances, and eliminating theoretical passages. He dropped many passages Huizinga had quoted in their original old French. Additionally, chapters are rearranged and redivided, all references are dropped, and mistranslations are introduced. This translation corrects such errors, recreating the second Dutch edition - which represents Huizinga's thinking at its most important stage - as closely as possible. Everything that was dropped or rearranged has been restored. Prose quotations appear in French, with translations printed at the bottom of the page. Mistranslations have been corrected. Payton and Mammitzsch also have added helpful material, including Huizinga's preface to the first and second Dutch editions (published in 1919 and 1921) and the one to the 1924 German translation, where he touches on the book's title and offers some thoughts on translations. Several notes clarify Huizinga's references to things which would be common knowledge only to Dutch readers. Huizinga frequently refers to paintings, sculptures, and carvings, some little known; this edition is the first in any language to include a full range of illustrations
Erasmus and the age of Reformation : with a selection from the letters of Erasmus by Johan Huizinga( Book )
58 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this very readable biography, a noted scholar traces Erasmus's youth, his years as an itinerant scholar, sojourns in England, France, Switzerland, and Italy, friendship with Sir Thomas More, and disputes with Martin Luther. The author also probes Erasmus's mind and character and discusses his writings
Men and ideas : history, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance : essays by Johan Huizinga( Book )
58 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection by the distinguished Dutch historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1945) reflects the theme of its key essay, The Task of Cultural History, "" throughout its pages. Huizinga's conception of cultural history informs both his essays on historiographic questions and those on such figures as John of Salisbury, Abelard, Joan of Arc, Erasmus, and Grotius. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. T
Dutch civilisation in the seventeenth century, and other essays by Johan Huizinga( Book )
23 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homo ludens proeve eener bepaling van het spel-element der cultuur by Johan Huizinga( )
30 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huizinga examines the role of play in law, war, science, poetry, philosophy and art
Erasmus of Rotterdam; with a selection from the letters of Erasmus by Johan Huizinga( Book )
24 editions published between 1952 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De hand van Huizinga by Johan Huizinga( )
5 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a unique new selection of essays from Huizinga's extensive oeuvre
Herbst des Mittelalters : Studien über Lebens- und Geistesformen des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts in Frankreich und in den Niederlanden by Johan Huizinga( Book )
97 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erasmus by Johan Huizinga( Book )
95 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Nederlandse humanist en letterkundige Desiderius Erasmus (Roterodamus ; 1469-1536)
Herfsttij der middeleeuwen : studie over levens- en gedachtenvormen der veertiende en vijftiende eeuw in Frankrijk en de Nederlanden by Johan Huizinga( Book )
90 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homo ludens : vom Ursprung der Kultur im Spiel by Johan Huizinga( Book )
71 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein grundlegendes Element unserer Kultur ist das Spiel. Der Mensch ist ein Spieler - und ohne seine Lust und Fähigkeit zum Spielen hätten sich ganze Bereiche seiner Kultur nicht entwickelt: die Dichtung, das Recht, die Wissenschaft, die bildende Kunst, die Philosophie und viele andere. Johan Huizinga, der grosse holländische Historiker und Kulturphilosoph, hat in diesem Buch eine Theorie der Kultur entworfen, in der er dem Denker (homo sapiens) und dem Tätigen (homo faber) den Menschen als Spieler (homo ludens) an die Seite stellt. Ein klassischer Essay der Kulturgeschichte und Anthropologie
America; a Dutch historian's vision, from afar and near by Johan Huizinga( Book )
9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The waning of the Middle Ages : a study of the forms of life thought and art in France and the Netherlands in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries by Johan Huizinga( Book )
69 editions published between 1924 and 2001 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holländische kultur im siebzehnten jahrhunderts : ihre Skizze by Johan Huizinga( Book )
64 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschouwing van de Nederlandse historicus (1872-1945) over de identiteit van de Republiek (1588-1795)
Le déclin du Moyen-Age by Johan Huizinga( Book )
46 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in French and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incertitudes: essai de diagnostic du mal dont souffre notre temps by Johan Huizinga( Book )
71 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homo ludens : essai sur la fonction sociale du jeu by Johan Huizinga( Book )
24 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur montre la présence extrêmement active et féconde de ce jeu dans l'avènement de toutes les grandes formes de la vie collective : culte, poésie, musique et danse, sagesse et science, droit, combat et guerre
Im Schatten von morgen; eine Diagnose des kulturellen Leidens unsrer Zeit by Johan Huizinga( Book )
33 editions published between 1935 and 1948 in German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.30 for The waning ... to 0.77 for Johan Huiz ...)
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Chëjzinga, J. 1872-1945
Chëjzinga, Jochan 1872-1945
Chʹojzincha, Jochan 1872-1945
Hajzinha, Johan 1872-1945
Hauzinḥah, Yohan 1872-1945
Hëjzinga, Johan.
Heyijinha, Yuehan 1872-1945
Hoijinga, .. 1872-1945
Hoijinga, Yohan 1872-1945
Hojzinga, Johan
Hoǰzinga, J̌ohan 1872-1945
H'ojzinha, Johan 1872-1945
Huizinga, J.
Huizinga, J. 1872-1945
Huizinga, J. H. 1872-1945
Huizinga, J. (Johan), 1872-1945
Huizinga, Jan.
Huizinga, Jan 1872-1945
Huizinga Jean 1872-1945
Huizinga, Johan
Huizinga, Johan H. 1872-1945
Huizinga, Johann 1872-1945
Huizinga, Johannes 1872-1945
Hujzinga, J.
Hūyzīngā, Yōhān 1872-1945
Hūyzinǧā, Yūhān 1872-1945
Hūzīnḥā, Yōhān 1872-1945
Huzinḥah, Yohan
Huzinḥah, Yohan 1872-1945
Johan Huizinga
Kheĭzinga, Ĭ.
Kheĭzinga, Ĭ. 1872-1945
Kheĭzinga, Ĭ. (Ĭokhan), 1872-1945
Kheĭzinga, Ĭokhan
Kheĭzinga, Ĭokhan 1872-1945
Хёйзинга, Й 1872-1945
Хёйзинга, Й. (Йохан), 1872-1945
Хёйзинга, Йохан 1872-1945
האוזינחה, יוהן 1782-1945
הוזינחה, יוהאן
הויזינגה, יוהאן
הויזינגה, יוהאן 1782-1945
הויזינחה, יוהאן 1872-1945
הויזינחה, יוהן 1872-1945
הויזנחה, יוהאן 1782-1945
הויזנחה, יוהן 1872-1945
هويزنجا، يوهان،
هويزنجا، يوهان، 1872-1945
يوهان هويزنجا، 1872-1945
ホイジンガ, J
ホイジンガ, ヨハン
English (442)
German (308)
Dutch (218)
French (121)
Italian (72)
Japanese (14)
Spanish (14)
Chinese (7)
Hungarian (5)
Serbian (5)
Croatian (4)
Swedish (4)
Hebrew (3)
Czech (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Finnish (2)
Turkish (2)
Romanian (2)
Bulgarian (2)
Russian (2)
Arabic (1)
Lithuanian (1)
Korean (1)
Slovenian (1)
Slovak (1)