Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga (Groningen, December 7, 1872 – De Steeg, February 1, 1945), was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.

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    Thanks to recent trends in the theory of knowledge, history is now better aware of its own worth and unassailability than it formerly was. It is precisely in its inexact character, in the fact that it can never be normative and does not have to be, that its security lies.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Our medieval historians who prefer to rely as much as possible on official documents because the chronicles are unreliable, fall thereby into an occasionally dangerous error. The documents tell us little about the difference in tone which separates us from those times; they let us forget the fervent pathos of medieval life.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Nelson’s famous signal before the Battle of Trafalgar was not: ‘England expects that every man will be a hero.’ It said: ‘England expects that every man will do his duty.’ In 1805 that was enough. It should still be.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    One does not realize the historical sensation as a re-experiencing, but as an understanding that is closely related to the understanding of music, or rather of the world by means of music.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)