Jan Hus: Religious Reform and Social Revolution in Bohemia

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I.B.Tauris, Jan 27, 2017 - History - 392 pages
A century before Martin Luther and the Reformation, Jan Hus confronted the official Church and helped to change the face of medieval Europe. A key figure in the history of Europe and Christianity and a catalyst for religious reform and social revolution, Jan Hus was poised between tradition and innovation. Taking a stand against the perceived corruption of the Church, his continued defiance led to his excommunication and he was ultimately burned at the stake. What role did he play in shaping Medieval Europe? And what is his legacy for today?
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Biography
9
2 Prague
19
3 Theology
27
4 Proclamation
57
5 Spirituality
75
6 Politics
95
7 Trial
117
9 Commemoration
175
10 Iconography
189
11 Historiography
209
12 Rehabilitation
227
13 Epilogue
241
Notes
247
Select Bibliography
323
Index
351

8 Revolution
147

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Thomas A. Fudge is author of The Magnificent Ride: First Reformation in Hussite Bohemia and The Crusade Against the Heretics in Bohemia, 1418-1437. He has worked as Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. More recently he taught in the Texas prison system and served as Director of the Hewitt Research Foundation in Washington

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