The Catholic Historical Review

The Catholic Historical Review is a magazine on all areas of church history. Founded in 1915, it is a quarterly publication published by CUA Press.The editor is Nelson Minnich.

Articles from Vol. 88, No. 3, July

A Black Patriot and a White Priest: Andre Cailloux and Claude Paschal Maistre in Civil War New Orleans
A Black Patriot and a White Priest: Andre Cailloux and Claude Paschal Maistre in Civil War New Orleans. By Stephen J. Ochs. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 2000. Pp. xxiv, 304. $39.95.) Thousands of black New Orleanians thronged the streets...
A Clash of Catholic Cultures on the German-Polish Border: The Tale of a Controversial Priest in Poznan, 1839-1842
Introduction In the spring of 1839, after years of searching for a proper candidate, a priest named Franz Pawelke was appointed to lead the German-- Catholic community in and around Poznan (Posen), a city lying roughly midway between Berlin and Warsaw...
A Consuming Fire: The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South
A Consuming Fire: The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South. By Eugene D. Genovese. [Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures, No. 41.] (Athens: University of Georgia Press. 1998. Pp. xvii, 180. $24.95.) One relatively small...
A History of the Popes, 1830-1914
A History of the Popes, 1830-1914. By Owen Chadwick. [The Oxford History of the Christian Church.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. x, 614. $135.00.) Following up his 1981 volume in the same series, The Ropes and European Revolution, Professor...
Anglo-Saxon Myths: State and Church, 400-1066
Anglo-Saxon Myths: State and Church, 400-1066. By Nicholas Brooks. (Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press. 2000. Pp. xvi, 308. $70.00.) Nicholas Brooks is a master-craftsman of Anglo-Saxon history, and this second volume of his published papers (following...
At the Gate of Christendoms. Jew, Muslims and "Pagans" in Medieval Hungary, C.1000-C.1300
At the Gate of Christendom. Jews, Muslims and "Pagans" in Medieval Hungary, c. 1000-c. 1300. By Nora Berend. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth series, 50.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2001. Pp. xvii, 340. $64.95.) The...
Beloved Strangers: Interfaith Families in Nineteenth-Century America
Beloved Strangers: Interfaith Families in Nineteenth-Century America. By Anne C. Rose. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 288. $39.95.) Beloved Strangers examines twenty-six interfaith (i.e., Catholic, Protestant, Jewish)...
Between Spirituali and Intransigenti: Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga and Patrician Reform in Sixteenth-Century Italy
In May of 1549 a colleague questioned the orthodoxy of Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga (1505-1563) based on another person's doubts. Gonzaga responded in his own hand and defended his orthodoxy in the following terms: I am a Catholic and a good one and I have...
Blood in the City: Violence and Revelation in Paris, 1789-1945
Blood in the City. Violence and Revelation in Paris, 1789-1945. By Richard D. E. Burton. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2001. Pp. xviii, 395. $36.50.) Richard D. E. Burton has woven an intricate cultural and political history of Paris in...
Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume II, Part 1: Toponymy, Monuments, Historical Geography and Frontier Studies
Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume II, Part 1: Toponymy, Monuments, Historical Geography and Frontier Studies. By Irfan Shahid. (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 2002. Pp. xxxvi, 448; 6 plates. $50.00.)...
Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750
Catholic Revival in theAge of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750. By Marc R. Forster. [New Studies in European History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 268. $59.95.) In this thoughtful and well-researched...
Christianity in Rural China: Conflict and Accommodation in Jiangxi Province, 1860-1900
Christianity in Rural China: Conflict and Accommodation in Jiangxi Province, 1860-1900. By Alan Richard Sweeten. [Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies, no. 91.) (Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan Press. 2001. Pp. xii,...
Connecting the Church and the Shoah
The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965. By Michael Phayer. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2000. Pp. xix, 301. $29.95 clothbound; $14.95 paperback.) The cover of this book bears a crude caricature by Fritz Hirschberger: two men are...
Dictionary of Popes and the Papacy
Dictionary of Popes and the Papacy. Edited by Bruno Steimer and Michael G. Parker. Translated by Brian McNeil and Peter Heinigg. [Volume one of The Encyclopedia of Theology and Church based on the third edition of the Lexikon fi)r Theologie and Kirche....
Die Beziehungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Zum Heiligen Stuhl 1949-1966
Die Beziehungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zum Heiligen Stuhl 1949-1966. Aus den Vatikanakten des Auswirtigen Amts. Edited by Michael F Feldkamp [Bonner Beitrage zur Kirchengeschichte, Vol. 21.1 (Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Bohlau Verlag. 2000. Pp....
Die "Christlich-Deutsche Bewegung": Eine Studie Zum Konservativen Protestantismus in der Weimarer Republik
Die "Christlich-deutsche Bewegung": Eine Studie zum konservativen Protestantismus in der Weimarer Republik. By Christoph Weiling. [Arbeiten zur Kirchlichen Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Darstellungen, Band 28.] Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 1998....
Die Kirchen Und das Dritte Reich: Spaltungen Und Abwehrkampfe, 1934-1937
Die Kirchen and das Dritte Reich:.Spaltungen und Abwehrkampfe, 1934-1937. By Gerhard Besier. (Berlin: Propylaen. 2001. Pp. 1261. EUR23.00.) When Professor Klaus Scholder died in 1985 he had completed only two volumes of his magnum opus on the Churches...
Ecclesia Alexandrina: Evolution Sociale et Institutionnelle Du Christianisme Alexandrin (II(e) et III(e) Siecles)
Ecclesia alexandrina: Evolution sociale et institutionnelle du christianisme alexandrin (II, et III etIll, sikles). By Attila Jakab. [Christianismes anciens,Vol. 1.] (Bern, New York: Peter Lang. 2001. Pp. xv, 373. $57.95.) A revised Strasbourg dissertation...
Emperor Maximilian II
Emperor Maximilian II. By Paula Sutter Fichtner (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2001. Pp. xii, 344. $35.00.) Paula Sutter Fichtner has followed up her biography, Ferdinand I of Austria (Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 1982), Holy Roman...
Fits, Trances, & Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James
Fits, Trances, & Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James. By Ann Taves. (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1999. Pp. xiii, 449. $23.95 paperback.) Ann Taves's study of the interaction between...
"Godless Communists": Atheism and Society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932
"Godless Communists" Atheism and Society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932. By William B. Husband, (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2000. Pp. xvii, 241. $36.00.) One of the major paradoxes concerning the history of religion in the modem world is...
Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity
Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity. Edited by Tomas Hagg and Philip Rousseau, with the assistance of Christian Hegel. [The Transformation of the Classical Heritage,Vol. XXXI.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xii, 288....
Helene De Chappotin (1839-1904) et Les Franciscaines Missionnaires De Marie, "Oser Sa Vie."
Helene de Chappotin (1839-1904) et les Franciscaines missionnaires de Marie, "Oser sa vie." By Marcel Launay. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2001. Pp. 262. 150 F paperback.) Helene de Chappotin (in religious life, Marie de la Passion), foundress of the...
Hincmar of Reims and the Canon Law of Episcopal Translation
Introduction Early in the year of Our Lord 872 Hincmar, the metropolitan archbishop of Reims, was angry with Pope Hadrian II because Hadrian had overturned the Synod of Douzy's deposition of Hincmar's nephew and namesake, Bishop Hincmar of Laon. The...
Inward Purity and Outward Splendour: Death and Remembrance in the Deanery of Dunwich, Suffolk, 1370-1547
Inward Purity and Outward Splendour: Death and Remembrance in the Deanery of Dunwich, Suffolk, 13 70-1547. By Judith Middleton-Stewart. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Volume 17.] (Woodbridge: Boydell Press in association with the Centre...
Ireland's Holy Wars: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul, 1500-2000
Ireland's Holy Wars: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul 1500-2000. By Marcus Tanner. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 498. $29.95 hardcover.) This is a lengthy, meticulously researched, occasionally inaccurate, vividly written account...
L'aventure Missionnaire Lyonnaise, 1815-1962: De Pauline Jaricot a Jules Monchanin
L'aventure missionnaire lyonnaise, 1815-1962: De Pauline Jaricot a Jules Monchanin. By Yannick Essertel. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2001. Pp. 427. 190 F paperback.) Dr. Yannick Essertel, a young French Catholic historian who focuses on the history...
Les Servites De Marie En Corse: Histoire, Patrimoine, Vie Conventuelle
Les Servites de Marie en Corse: Histoire, patrimoine, vie conventuelle. Edited by Jean-Christophe Liccia. (Ajaccio: Editions Alain Piazzola. 2000. Pp. x, 1157. Paperback.) The long book of which Jean-Christophe Liccia is editor and in large part author...
One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism
One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism. By Rodney Stark. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2001. Pp. xii, 319. $24.95.) Stark's fields are sociology and comparative religion. He states honestly that he is not a professional historian...
Ordaining the Catholic Reformation: Priests and Seminary Pedagogy in Fiesole, 1575-1675 / Collegij a Forma Di Seminario: Il Sistema Di Formazione Teologica Nello Stato Di Milano in ETA Spangnola
Ordaining the Catholic Reformation.- Priests and Seminary Pedagogy in Fiesole, 1575-1675. By Kathleen M. Comerford. [Biblioteca della Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa, Studi XII. I (Florence: Leo S. Olschki. 2001. Pp. xxii, 161. Lire 38,000...
Paradox of Poverty: Francis of Assisi and John of the Cross
Scheuring,Lyn M. Falzon, Paradox of Poverty: Francis of Assisi and John of the Cross. (Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press. 2001. Pp. vi, 161. $18.95 paperback.) This work attempts to demonstrate some commonality of inspiration to the practice of poverty...
Pluralism Comes of Age: American Religious Culture in the Twentieth Century
Pluralism Comes of Age: American Religious Culture in the Twentieth Century. By Charles H. Lippy. (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe. 2000. Pp. x, 250. $34.95.) "The American century" looms large in Charles Lippy's tracing of the growth of pluralism in...
Processus in Causa Fidei. L'evoluzione Dei Manuali Inquisitoriali Nei Secoli XVI-XVIII E Il Manuale Inedito Di Un Inquisitore Perugino
Processus in Causa Fidei. L'evoluzione dei manuali inquisitoriali net secoli XVI-XVIII e il manuale inedito di un inquisitore perugino. By Andrea Errera. [Archivio per la Storia del Diritto Medioevale e Moderno. Studi e Testi raccolti da Filippo Liotta,...
Reformation Readings of the Apocalypse: Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg
Reformation Readings of the Apocalypse: Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg. By Irena Backus. [Oxford Studies in Historical Theology.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. xx, 182. $45.00.) This brief, narrowly-focused work studies commentaries on...
Revolutionary Anglicanism. the Colonial Church of England Clergy during the American Revolution
Revolutionary Anglicanism. The Colonial Church of England Clergy during theAmerican Revolution. By Nancy L. Rhoden. (New York: New York University Press. 1999. Pp. xii, 205. $40.00.) Nancy L. Rhoden's Revolutionary Anglicanism examines the history of...
Robert Grosseteste
Robert Grosseteste. By James McEvoy. [Great Medieval Thinkers.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. xx, 219. $35.00.) James McEvoy surely knows Robert Grosseteste better than anyone has since the thirteenth century. Which makes McEvoy the natural...
San Giacomo: Il Guerriero E Il Pellegrino. Il Culto Iacobeo Tra la Spagna E l'Esarcato (Secc. XI-XV)
San Giacomo: 11 guerriero e il pellegrino. II culto iacobeo tra la Spagna e l'Esarcato (secc. XI-XV). By Leardo Mascanzoni. [Uomini e mondi medievali, 2.] (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull'alto Medioevo. 2000. Pp. x, 572. Lire 150.000 paperback.)...
Secularisation in Western Europe, 1848-1914
Secularisation in Western Europe, 1848-1914. By Hugh McLeod. (New York: St Martin's Press. 2000. Pp. xii, 387. $65.00 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) Finely nuanced yet bold in conclusion, this study shatters the widespread assumption in western Europe...
The Forgotten Desert Mothers: Sayings, Lives, and Stories of Early Christian Women
Swan, Laura. The Forgotten Desert Mothers: Sayings, Lives, and Stories of Early Christian Women. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2001. Pp. v, 218. $13.95 paperback.) Eight Righteous Women, the modern American icon decorating the cover of The Forgotten...
The Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales, II. 1216-1377
The Heads of Religious Houses-England and Wales, II. 1216-1377. Edited by David M. Smith and Vera C. M. London. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2001. Pp. lxviii, 730. $120.00.) The prosopography of the religious has been a key concern of English...
The Life of Saint Douceline, a Beguine of Provence
The Life of Saint Douceline, a Beguine of Provence. Translated from the Occitan by Kathleen Garay and Madeleine Jeay, with introduction, notes, and interpretive essay. [Library of Medieval Women.] (Rochester, New York: D. S. Brewer. 2001. Pp. vii, 180....
The Liturgy of the Medieval Church
The Liturgy of the Medieval Church. Edited by Thomas J. Heffernan and E.Ann Matter. (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University. 2001. xviii, 778. $60.00 casebound; $30.00 paperbound.) When Etienne Gilson set out...
The Manichaean Body in Discipline and Ritual
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted.) The Manichaean Body in Discipline and Ritual By Jason David BeDuhn (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2000. Pp. xix, 354. $42.50.) Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the...
The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing
The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart. The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing. By Bernard McGinn. [The Edward Cadbury Lectures, 2000-2001.] (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company. 2001. Pp. xiii, 305. $45.00.) Over 650 years after his death, Meister...
The Polish-Lithuanian State, 1386-1795
The Polish-Lithuanian State, 1386-1795. By Daniel Stone. [A History of East Central Europe,Volume IV] (Seattle: University of Washington Press. 2001. Pp. xvii, 374. $50.00.) This welcome volume is an important addition to the distinguished series in...
The Politics of Patron Sainthood in Haiti: 500 Years of Iconic Struggle
Overview In many countries where Catholicism is the dominant religion, personal religious and collective national identity are extensively conditioned by the imagery and names of a national patron saint. Two of the most striking examples of this phenomenon...
The Rite of Church Dedication in the Early Medieval Era
The Rite of Church Dedication in the Early Medieval Era. By Brian Repsher. (Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 1998. Pp. iv, 204. $89.95.) Medieval dedications of churches were dramatic liturgical ceremonies, high points in the history of many...
The Shaping of the West Indian Church, 1492-1962
The Shaping of the West Indian Church, 1492-1962. By Arthur Charles Dayfoot. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 1999. Pp. xvii, 360. $49.95.) This scholarly work of Arthur Charles Dayfoot is a very welcome piece of research. The history of the...
The Story of Christian Spirituality: Two Thousand Years from East to West
The Story of Christian Spirituality: Two Thousand Years from East to West. Edited by Gordon Mursell. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2001. Pp. 384. $35.00.) Responding to the current interest in Christian spirituality, this volume offers essays by ten...
The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village
The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village. By Eamon Duffy. (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 2001. Pp. xxiv, 232. $22.50.) This is an immensely appealing book, both for its physical appearance and its contents....
"To Arouse and Inform": The Knights of Columbus and United States-Mexican Relations, 1924-1937
When Francisco I. Madero ousted the long-time Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz in 1911, he set into motion a series of events that we have come to know collectively as the Mexican Revolution. This revolution, with its relatively small beginnings, would...
Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence
Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence. By Virginia Marie Bouvier. (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 2001. Pp. xvii, 266. $40.00.) In the literary and historical imagination of the Americas, the literary scholar Virginia...