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By Thomas A. Fudge

The lifestyles and paintings of Jerome of Prague were neglected outdoor Czech historiography, yet symbolize an enormous bankruptcy within the realizing of past due medieval eu background. Thomas A. Fudge makes a case for the crucial significance of Jerome, peer of Jan Hus, through reconstructing his biography utilizing the unique Latin and Czech resources and drawing considerably upon German, French, English, and Czech scholarship.

The ebook lines the advance of Jerome's existence, paying detailed recognition to the controversies he brought on on the universities of Paris, Cologne, Heidelberg, Vienna, and Prague. Of specific observe are the 2 heresy trials during which he was once a defendant (Vienna 1410-12 and Constance 1415-16). Fudge situates Jerome in the philosophical conflicts of the overdue fourteenth and early 15th centuries. He argues that Jerome is not just a huge part within the highbrow historical past of the center a while, and a number one character within the church's warfare on heresy, yet can also be a vital impression at the improvement of the Hussite stream in Bohemia. because the Italian humanist Poggio Bracciolini remarked, after listening to Jerome converse on the Council of Constance in 1416, "this used to be a guy to remember."

Jerome of Prague and the principles of the Hussite circulation brings to existence a bit identified yet unquestionably major determine of the past due heart Ages.

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