On Prague, Preaching, and Brothels

I was back in Prague/on my bullshit and went to go visit the site of Jerusalem – my boy Jan Milíč z Kroměříže’s fourteenth-century community of “repentant prostitutes” and preachers. In this video we talk a little about what that is all about, how sex work changed cities and cities changed sex work, and how Charles IV made Prague into one of Europe’s most important cities and a total tourist trap.
Enjoy!


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For more on Czech history, see:
My fav Saints: St Procopius of Sázava, a spooky saint
My fav saints: St Wenceslas
A short history of Jan Hus, the Protestant leader you’ve never heard of

For more on medieval preaching, see:
On sermons and the vernacular
My fav [not] saints: St Guinefort
On individual blame for global crisis

For more on cities in the medieval period, see:
On the Agas map of London, medieval and early modern cities, and life
Sex and the (medieval) city: social hygiene and sex in the medieval urban landscape
On city walls, symbolism, and being behind the residents’ gates at the Barbican

For more on medieval religion, see:
Religious iconography has always been a prop
On Odious Debt
My fav [not] saints: St Guinefort
Emergency post: That is not what Good Friday means
JFC, calm down about the medieval Church
On “the way of carnal lust”, Joan of Leeds, and the difficulty of clerical celibacy
On dildos and penance
Islam was the party religion, or, why it is lazy and essentialist to say that Islam oppresses women
On St Nicholas
On No Nut November
Considering bad motherfuckers: Hildegard of Bingen and Janelle Monáe
Emergency Pubcast – Why the Pope can’t just say there is no hell and do me like that
On Mike Pence, Holocaust Memorial Day, and Christian interpretations of Jewish utility
Keep the word ‘Judeo’ out of your racist mouth Nigel Farage
On the medieval separation of church and state, or, putting the ‘holy’ in Holy Roman Empire
On Jerusalem and the Apocalypse, or why you should be deeply unsettled right now
Look up – this church is judging you

Author: Dr Eleanor Janega

Medieval historian, lush, George Michael evangelist.

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