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Climate of Change: The Reform Movement in Late Medieval Bohemia



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Central Europe, and especially Bohemia, in the fifteenth century can be characterized as a period of reform responding to a critical situation in the Church and society at large. A central figure of the spread of reform was John of Capistrano, an ardent Franciscan preacher, whose grand tour through Central Europe in the mid-15th century initiated a rapid advance of the Observant Franciscan order. However, it was not only social climate that was changing: actual climatic changes in the period, which coincided with the first wave of the Little Ice Age, also influenced social realities. The session epxlored three aspects of change in 15th-century Europe, focusing on synodal preachers, development of urban friaries and various extreme climatic events.
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