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Lollardy, Hussitism and the Scottish Inquisition, c.1390-c.1527

Despite a peculiar constellation of factors that make Scotland in this period quite unique, and because of a patchy and fragmentary archival record, scholars have paid virtually no attention to Scotland when considering those issues that have shaped the historiography of medieval Europe.

Papers on Medieval Prosopography: Session #47 at KZOO 2015

Three fantastic papers on Prosopography from #KZOO2015.

Characteristics of Medieval Artillery in the Light of Written Sources from Bohemia and Poland

Artillery appears in Central Europe at the end of the 14th c. and it starts playing a more significant role only in the next century.

The Adamites: Hippie Heretics of the Middle Ages

Wandering through forests and hills, some of them fell into such insanity that men and women threw off their clothes and went nude, saying that clothes had been adopted because of the sin of the first parents, but that they were in a state of innocence.

Boundaries in the making – Historiography and the isolation of late medieval Bohemia

This paper deals with an episode of early 15th century Bohemian history. During the so-called Hussite wars, a coalition of Catholic powers tried to establish a far-reaching blockade on trade and commerce against the kingdom of Bohemia, which then was considered to be a hotbed of heresy, and to be rebellious against its legitimate ruler and the papal church.

Christ in Motion: Portable Objects and Scenographic Environments in the Liturgy of Medieval Bohemia

It accordingly seems clear, from many preserved accounts, that by the end of the fifteenth century the rubric of the Church of Prague was no longer the same and that progressive versions contained different layers of alteration to the performance practice of Palm Sunday ritual.

Jan Hus: The 15th Century Czech Reformer

Neil Fowler performs as Jan Hus (c.1369 – 1415) and depicts his life and teachings.

God’s Warriors from the Czech Kingdom – the Terror of Central and Eastern Europe in the First Half of the 15th Century

The aim of this study is to point out a distinct phenomenon in the history of Central And Eastern Europe wherein part of the population of a fairly small kingdom in Central Europe invoked justified fear throughout the majority of Europe. Czech history is not all that popular a theme of study within the framework of European history. One of the few exceptions is the period of the first half of the 15th century in particular.

In Heaven and on Earth: Church Treasure in Late Medieval Bohemia

My work, thus, focuses on the intellectual concepts and practical policies involved in the development of treasuries in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Bohemia. It oscillates between three main disciplines of history: art, religious, and cultural history.

An Introduction to Olympia Morata, a Forgotten, Feminist Voice from Sixteenth Century Italy

An Introduction to Olympia Morata, a Forgotten, Feminist Voice from Sixteenth Century Italy Webb, Val (Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN) Sea Changes, Vol.1 (2001) Abstract I met Olympia Morata in the British Library while searching for women lost from history. My search word ‘heroine’ uncovered an 1864 inspirational collection Heroines of the Household. Olympia was the […]

Bohemia in English Religious Controversy before the Henrician Reformation

Bohemia in English Religious Controversy before the Henrician Reformation By Michael Van Dussen The Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, vol. 7: Papers from the Seventh International Symposium on the Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, Vila Lanna, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-23 June 2006, edited by Zdeněk V. David and David R. Holeton (Prague, 2009) Introduction: In […]

“More Glory than Blood”: Murder and Martyrdom in the Hussite Crusades

“More Glory than Blood”: Murder and Martyrdom in the Hussite Crusades Fudge, Thomas A. (Christchurch, New Zealand) Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, Volume 5, Part 1 (2004) Abstract   In 1418 Pope Martin V urged the ecclesiastical hierarchy in east-central Europe to proceed against the Hussite heretics in all possible manner to bring their dissent […]

Reform and the Lower Consistory in Prague, 1437–1497

Reform and the Lower Consistory in Prague, 1437–1497 By Thomas A. Fudge Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, Vol.2 (1996) Introduction: Not until 9 September 1437 did the spirit of radical Hussitism depart from the forefront of public affairs in Bohemia. On that date Jan Roháè of Dubá and the garrison of Sión Castle were hanged […]

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