Medieval History Term of the Week: Hussites

Etymology: New Latin Hussita, from John Huss

The followers of John Hus; considered heretics by the Catholic Church. Though their center was in Bohemia, some of them were to be found in the northern Balkans, particularly in Srem. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 623)

*term definition retrieved from Netserf’s Medieval Glossary (

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