The Hussite movement is an interesting phenomenon—and not only for religious history—but there is not a great deal of reliable literature about it available in English. A handbook that promises to provide a broad overview of the current state of research is therefore welcome. Furthermore, in this case it does indeed fulfil its promises satisfactorily. The collective that has joined forces to produce it consists of specialists who have devoted themselves to the subjects covered in the book for many years and who are familiar with the primary sources. The editors, one Canadian and one Czech, have assembled a group of thirteen contributors: mostly Czechs, but also Americans and one Frenchman.

A good impression is made straight away by the “Introduction” (1–15), in which the editors clearly set out the subject matter and aims of the book. It does not concentrate on Jan Hus, to whom a separate volume in...

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