Origins of the Hussite Uprising : The Chronicle of Laurence of Březová (1414 –1421) book cover
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Origins of the Hussite Uprising
The Chronicle of Laurence of Březová (1414 –1421)

ISBN 9780367438111
Published March 4, 2020 by Routledge
298 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Hussite Chronicle is the most important single narrative source for the events of the early Hussite movement. The author is Laurence of Březová (c.1370–c.1437), a member of the Czech lower nobility and a supporter of the Hussite creed. The movement arose as an initiative for religious and social reform in fifteenth-century Bohemia and was energized by the burning of the priest Jan Hus in 1415. Church and empire attempted to suppress the movement and raised five crusades against the dissenters. The chronicle offers to history and scholarship a nuanced understanding of what can be regarded as an essential component for a proper understanding of late medieval religion. It is also a considered account of aspects of the later crusades. This is the first English-language translation of the chronicle.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Text and Context of the Hussite Chronicle

The Chronicle of Laurence of Březová


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Thomas A. Fudge is Professor of Medieval History at the University of New England, Australia. His current research is broadly focused on medieval heresy in the later Middle Ages, and the history and religion of fifteenth-century Hussites.