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Patron Saint and Prophet: Jan Hus in the Bohemian and German Reformations

Phillip N. Haberkern

Abstract

This book analyzes the commemoration of Jan Hus (d. 1415) from the time of his death until the middle of the following century, tracing the ways in which both Hus’s supporters and his most outspoken opponents sought to determine whether he would be remembered as a heretic or saint. Paying close attention to the ways in which specific historical conflicts and exigencies affected the commemoration of Hus, this work follows the evolution of this figure within the militant Hussite movement that flourished until the mid-1430s, the Czech Utraquist church that succeeded it, and among the sixteenth-ce ... More

Keywords: Jan Hus, Utraquist church, Hussite, Bohemia, reformation, Martin Luther, history, memory, cult of saints

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280734
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280734.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip N. Haberkern, author
Assistant Professor of History, Boston University