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Vybrané prameny k existenci drážďanské školy

Title in English Selected Sources on the Existence of the Dresden School


Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Querite primum regnum Dei. Sborník příspěvků k poctě Jany Nechutové
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Middle Ages; Reformation; Hussites; Heresy
Description The so-called Dresden School comprised several individuals who were active in Prague and in Germany before the outburst of the Hussite wars at the beginning of the 15th century. Its history has roused many questions and contradictory interpretations. The paper questions the existence of the Dresden School by attempting to look for a shared program of the group. It summarizes the arguments for and against its existence based on extant narrative sources and the biographies of the people involved. The strongest positive evidence is the spread of some opinions held by Nicholas of Dresden, the leading member of the group, among his immediate followers. The paper describes these in detail and as an example brings a critical edition of one such source – a parody of a confession made by a heretic, which was composed around 1418.
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