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Quotation by Johan Huizinga
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), Dutch historian. Men and Ideas, pt. 1 (1948-1953, trans. 1959).
From the essay "The Task of Cultural History."
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