This chapter traces the evolution of the figure of Hus within the era of the Hussite wars and his co-optation by the more moderate Utraquist church that emerged from the Bohemians’ negotiations with the Council of Basel over a series of treaties called the Compactata in the 1430s. In the context of both holy war and negotiation with the Roman church, Czech authors invoked Hus as a precedent for their chosen courses of action; as such, this chapter tracks the politicization of Hus and his death as a rallying cry for battle, a template for intellectual debate, and a symbol of incipient Czech nationalism. Through a close reading of treatises, manifestos, satirical tracts, and chronicles , it is possible to see how Hus could serve as both a casus belli in five crusades and the founder of a national church that sought rapprochement with Rome.
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