(2) The victory of the Catholic forces in the Czech lands during the Thirty Years War resulted in either the forced conversion of the Bohemian population to Catholicism or the departure into exile of large numbers of the followers of the Hussite
That arcane word "defenestration"--the act of throwing someone out of a window--holds a special place in Czech history, which is famous for two of them: One marked the beginning of the Hussite
revolution, the radical people's movement of the Middle Aces: the second.
This is complemented by Pierette Paravy's study of the Alpine Waldensians of the Dauphine in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, revealing the conformist family-based piety fostered by preachers challenged by the radicalism of Hussite
Founded in the thirteenth century, this sacred and military order of canons served the sick in hospitals that they established throughout Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Poland, and defended the faith during the Hussite
Wars, the Reformation, and the Thirty Years' War.
1376; although some accounts make him as much as fifteen years older); as a young man he was connected with the court of King Wenceslaus IV and held the office of chamberlain to Queen Sophia; lost an eye in incessant civil strife under Wenceslaus between 1380 and 1419; an experienced warrior, he first came to national prominence after Wenceslaus died (1419); joined the advanced Hussite
encampment at Tabor south of Prague when King Sigismund and the Prague burghers arranged an armistice (May?
Reformation was represented by the Utraquist Church, sometimes also referred to as the Calixtinistic church.
tradition is one example, albeit so much of that vibrant history has languished in the shadow of Luther and his Protestant colleagues and has been further obscured by the linguistic barrier which demarcates the medieval Czech world.
For the Common Good: The Bohemian Land Law and the Beginning of the Hussite
During the Hussite
times the Glagolitic was transcribed into Latin alphabet of the modern Czech with diacritics which replaced digraphs and trigraphs, by letters such as A A E E I O O U Y U Y C D L L N R R S T Z
He writes in a footnote during a typically helpful survey of the Hussite
rebellion that his book is "meant to present, not to evaluate, the current state of discussion on its chief topics" (p.
Taborites, the most radical and communal of the Hussite
branches, also repudiated prescribed confession to a priest but called instead for public confession of mortal sins before the entire community.