Compacts of Basel

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The Compacts of Basel,[1][2] also known as Basel Compacts[3] or Compactata,[4] was an agreement between the Council of Basel and the moderate Hussites (or Utraquists), which was ratified by the Estates of Bohemia and Moravia in Jihlava on 5 July 1436. The agreement authorized Hussite priests to administer the sacramental wine to laymen during the Eucharist.[1] The Council of Basel ratified the document on 15 January 1437, but it acknowledged that the communion under both kinds was not heretical only on 23 December.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Stieber 1978, p. 163.
  2. ^ Janišová & Janiš 2016, p. 187.
  3. ^ Sedlar 1994, p. 187.
  4. ^ Šmahel 2011, p. 163.


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