Author

Willem Otterspeer

Willem Otterspeer is Professor of History at the University of Leiden. He is the author of Bolland, the highly praised biography of Professor G.J.P.J. Bolland, for which he was awarded the Eureka Prize and the Biography Prize. He is currently working on a biography of Willem Frederik Hermans.

Order and Loyalty

Order and Loyalty

Over Johan Huizinga

(De Bezige Bij, 2006, 254 pages)

Johan Huizinga is the most important historian The Netherlands has ever produced, author of the enormously influential The Waning of the Middle Ages, and a great writer. In this stimulating study Willem Otterspeer concentrates on Huizinga’s literary style and the role it plays in his historical work.

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