In this episode, Anna Kinde of the Medieval Radio asks Martin Pjecha, advanced PhD student at CEU and a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies in Prague about his research of the intellectual history of the Taborite faction and its wider context in the Hussite revolution. To listen to the podcast please click here.
Martin Pjecha’s 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. His 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. He has been enrolled in CEU’s doctoral programme since 2013 and has been a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies in Prague since January 2019.
Find out more about Martin’s research here: https://ceu.academia.edu/MartinPjecha