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Papers on Medieval Prosopography: Session #47 at KZOO 2015

Three fantastic papers on Prosopography from #KZOO2015.

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.

Mussolini Looks at Jan Hus and the Bohemian Reformation

We can then define the book’s salient tenets as: nationalism; religion, understood generally as faith in an idea; the centrality of a leader incarnating and directing this idea, which then engulfed the masses; warning against the fission, which tended to weaken radical movements; and a strong social instinctive

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.

Bogomilism: An Important Precursor of the Reformation

Our particular task here is to give proof of the presence of Bogomil and Cathar ideas and motivations in the works of the brightest reformation triad: John Wycliffe — Jan Hus — Martin Luther, by means of facts, documented links and associations.

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 […]

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