John of Capestrano and the Letters to the Hussites



Year of publication 2023
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Among various reform impulses in the 15th century, the preaching of John of Capestrano, a famous Franciscan friar and an ardent preacher, played an important role in spreading strict observance and orthodoxy. During his tour through Central and Eastern Europe, which he undertook in the last years of his life between 1451 and 1456, John exchanged several hundred letters with the people in the countries through which he travelled. After the publication of letters related to Poland and the upcoming volume illustrating Hungarian matters, an edition of the correspondence between John of Capestrano and various people in Bohemia and Moravia is currently under preparation. The paper presented specific features of his ‘Bohemian’ undertaking and took a close look at the changing strategies that John of Capestrano applied when addressing the case of the Hussite ‘heretics’.
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