Martin Pjecha

Czech Republic
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My research is on the changing perceptions and discourses on physical violence in the early Hussite movement of 15th century Bohemia. This includes the ideas of Jan Hus himself and those in his immediate circle, as well as their radicalization after Hus' execution in 1415 and their continued development in the radical and apocalyptic community of Tabor and throughout the Hussite wars. My main interest is how and why ideas of "spiritual" warfare and physical non-violence became materialized, and how this development was expressed and legitimized via Biblical-religious discourses.


Bachelor of Arts, History, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Master of Arts, History, Central European University (Hungary)



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