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Homo ludens : a study of the play element in culture

Author: Johan Huizinga
Publisher: London : Paladin, ©1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 79503761
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Huizinga
ISBN: 0586080066 9780586080061
OCLC Number: 32867159
Notes: Translated from the 1944 German edition published in Switzerland, and "also from the author's own English translation of the text, which he made shortly before his death."--Page [6].
"First published in Great Britain by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd 1949."
Description: 251 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Nature and significance of play as a cultural phenomenon --
The play-concept as expressed in language --
Play and contest as civilizing functions --
Play and law --
Play and war --
Playing and knowing --
Play and poetry --
The elements of mythopoiesis --
Play-forms in philosophy --
Play-forms in art --
Western civilization Sub Specie Ludi --
The play-element in contemporary civilization.
Other Titles: Homo ludens.
Responsibility: Johan Huizinga ; [introduction by George Steiner].

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