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. 86, No. 4, October

A Concise History of the Crusades
A Concise History of the Crusades. By Thomas E Madden. [Critical Issues in History.] (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. 1999. Pp. xii, 249. $22.95 cloth; $12.95 paper.) In November, 1095, Pope Urban II preached a sermon in which he summoned the...
A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany
A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany. By H. C. Erik Midelfort. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1999. Pp. xvi, 438. $55.00.) Those who prefer close, contextual studies to the grand vistas of idealist histories have never warmed to the...
A History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996
A History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996. By Thomas Hennessey. (NewYork: St. Martin's Press. 1997. Pp. xv, 347. $45.00.) Reading Thomas Hennessey's account of Northern Ireland's tortured history leads one to conclude that the "Troubles" began not in...
Augustine through the Ages. an Encyclopedia
Augustine through the Ages. An Encyclopedia. Edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1999. Pp. il, 902, $75.00.) The great African Doctor of the Church is doing well by the encyclopediasts....
Au Service De l'Eglise De France: Les Eudistes, 1680-1791
Au service de I'Eglise de France: Les eudistes, 1680-1791. By Guillaume de Berber de Sauvigny. [Kronos,Vol. 30.1 (Paris: Editions S. P M. 1999. Pp. 629. 43 Euros.) Founded by St. John Eudes (1601-1680), the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists) played...
Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux. By G. R. Evans. [Great Medieval Thinkers.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. ix, 220.) Professor Evans' assessment of Bernard is offered on the last page (172) of this book: "All this makes him a good theologian and...
Christian Social Ethics in Ukraine: The Legacy of Andrei Sheptytsky
Christian Social Ethics in Ukraine: The Legacy of Andrei Sheptytsky. By Andrii Krawchuk. (Ottawa: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, and The Basilian Press. 1997. Pp....
Clerics in the Early Middle Ages: Hierarchy and Image / Clerical Orders in the Early Middle Ages: Duties and Ordination
Clerics in the Early Middle Ages Hierarchy and Image. By Roger E. Reynolds. [Variorum Collected Studies Series.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate. 1999. Pp. x, 334. $110.95.) Clerical Orders in the Early Middle Ages- Duties and Ordination. By...
Controversial Concordats: The Vatican's Relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler
Controversial Concordats: The Vatican's Relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler. Edited by Frank J. Coppa. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1999. Pp. viii, 248. $44.95 clothbound; $24.95 paperback.) This study of the...
Die Konzilsfrage in Den Flug- Und Streitschriften Des Deutschen Sprachraumes, 1518-1563
Die Konzilsfrage in den Flug- und Streitschriften des deutschen Sprachraumes, 1518-1563. By Thomas Brockmann. [Schriftenreihe der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vol. 57.] (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht....
En Sorbonne, Autour Des Provinciales: Edition Critique Des Memoires De l'Abbe De Beaubrun, 1655-1656
En Sorbonne, Autour des Provinciales: Edition critique des Memoires de l'Abbe de Beaubrun, 1655-1656 By Jacques M. Gres-Gayer. [Collection des Melanges de la Bibliotheque de La Sorbonne, 24.] (Paris: Klincksieck. 1997. Pp. xxviii, 1081.) Blaise Pascal's...
Esclavos Patriotas Y Puetas a la Sombra De la Cruz: Cinco En Sayos Sobre Catolicismo E Historia Cubana
Esclavos, patriotas y poetas a la sombra de la cruz: cinco ensayos sobre catolicismo e historia cubana. By Manuel P. Maza Miquel, S.J. (Santo Domingo: Centro de Estudios Sociales Padre Juan Montalvo, S.J. 1999. Pp. 266. Paperback.) Manuel P. Maza Miquel's...
Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920
Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920. By Robert P. Swierenga. [Ellis Island Series.] (New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc. 2000. Pp. xxi, 362. $45.00.) Faith and Family is Swierenga's most comprehensive...
From without the Flaminian Gate: 150 Years of Roman Cahtolicism in England and Wales 1850-2000
From Without the Flaminian Gate: 150 Years of Roman Catholicism in England and Wales 1850-2000. Edited by V. Alan McClelland and Michael Hodgetts. (London: Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. 1999. Pp. xvii, 406. L24.95.) On September 29,1850, Pope Pius IX...
History of the Diocese of Toledo. Volume I: General History Prior to and after Its Establishment in 1910; Volume II: Northern Ohio, West Section: Missionary and Parish
History of the Diocese of Toledo. By Lawrence A. Mossing. Volume I: General History prior to and after Its Establishment in 1910. (1983. Pp. xxii, 244.) Volume II: Northern Ohio, West Section: Missionary and Parish History. (1984. Pp. x, 222.) Volume...
Humanist Taste and Franciscan Values: Cornelio Musso and Catholic Preaching in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Humanist Taste and Franciscan Values: Cornelio Musso and Catholic Preaching in Sixteenth-Century Italy. By Corrie E. Norman. [Renaissance and Baroque Studies and Texts, Volume 24.] (New York: Peter Lang. 1998. Pp. ix, 188. $43.95.) Numerous excellent...
Im Zeichen der Krise. Religiositat Im Europa Des 17. Jahrhunderts
Im Zeichen der Krise. Religiositat im Europa des 17. jahrhunderts. Edited by Hartmut Lehmann and Anne-Charlott Trepp. [Veroffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts fur Geschichte 152.1 (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 1999. Pp. 645.) This book...
Joan of Arc: The Early Debate
Joan of Arc: The Early Debate. By Deborah A. Fraioli. (Rochester, NewYork: The Boydell Press. 2000. Pp. x, 235. $75.00.) So many layers, labels, and legends have been placed on the shoulders of Joan of Arc that it is easy to forget her first steps because...
Judging the French Reformation: Hersey Trials by Sixteenth-Century Parlements
Judging the French Reformation: Heresy Trials by Sixteenth-Century Parlements. By William Monter. [Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1999. Pp. ix, 324. $49.95.] William Monter's Judging the French Reformation thoroughly revises our...
Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources
Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources. Translated and introduced by Anna Silvas. [Brepols Medieval Women Series.] (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 1999. Pp. xxvii, 299. $18.95 paperback.) This volume, as the title suggests,...
Les Congregations Religieuses. De la France Au Quebec, 1880-1914. Tome 1: Premieres Bourrasques, 1880-1900; Tome 2: Au Plus Fort De la Tourmente, 1901-1904
Les congregations religieuses, De la France au Quebec, 1880-1914. Tome 1: Premieres bourrasques, 1880-1900; Tome 2: Au plus fort de la tourmente, 1901-1904. By Guy Laperriere. (Sainte-Foy, Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval. 1996, 1999. Pp. xii,...
L'Hagiorahpie et I'iconoclasme Byzantin: Le Cas De la Vie d'Etiene le Jeune
L'Hagiographie et Iconoclasme Byzantin: Le cas de la Vie d'Etienne le Jeune. By Marie-France Auzepy [Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Monographs, Volume 5.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 1999. Pp. x, 342. $83.95.) This book attempts...
Liturgy, Politics, and Salvation: The Catholic League in Paris and the Nature of Catholic Reform, 1540-1630
Liturgy, Politics, and Salvation: The Catholic League in Paris and the Nature of Catholic Reform, 1540-1630. By Ann W Ramsey. (Rochester, NewYork: University of Rochester Press. 1999. Pp. xiii, 447. $99.00.) Interest in the French Catholic League remains...
Margherita of Cortona and the Lorenzetti: Sienese Art and the Cult of a Holy Woman in Medieval Tuscany
Margherita of Cortona and the Lorenzetti: Sienese Art and the Cult of a Holy Woman in Medieval Tuscany. By Joanna Cannon and Andre Vauchez. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 1999. Pp. xviii, 275; color plates, 26; black and white...
Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, Hero: Images of the Reformer, 1520-1620
Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, Hero: Images of the Reformer, 1520-1620. By Robert Kolb. [Texts & Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought.] (Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 1999. Pp. 278. $21.99 paperback.) This study examines "the ways...
Medieval Sermons and Society: Cloister, City, University
Medieval Sermons and Society: Cloister, City, University. Edited by Jacqueline Hamesse, Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Anne T. Thayer, and Debra Stoudt. [Federation Internationale des Instituts d'Etudes Medievales. Textes et Etudes du Moyen Age, 9.] (Turnhout,...
Metternich, Pope Gregory XVI, and Revolutionary Poland, 1831-1842
On June 9, 1832, in the aftermath of the Polish Revolution of 1830, Pope Gregory XVI addressed the brief Cum primum to the bishops of Russian Poland, reminding them of their duty to obey legitimate authority and to instruct the faithful in that obedience!...
Newman's Challenge
Newman's Challenge. By Stanley L. Jaki. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2000. Pp. viii, 323. $20.00 paperback.) This is a collection of separate essays, largely written within the past decade, designed to refute the growing...
Newsletters from the Archpresbyterate of George Birkhead
Newsletters From the Archpresbyterate of George Birkhead. Edited by Michael C. Questier. [Camden Fifth Series,Volume 12.1 (NewYork: Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society. 1998. Pp. xiv, 307. $64.95.) George Birkhead was appointed...
Notes and Comments
Report on the Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 28-30, 2000 The American Catholic Historical Association and the American Society of Church History held a joint spring meeting in Santa Fe, New...
Obituaries
John C. Olin, professor emeritus of history at Fordham University, died at his home in West Nyack, New York, on June 6, 2000. John was born in Buffalo on October 7,1915, attended Canisius High School there, and graduated from Canisius College in 1937....
Origin of India's St. Thomas Christians: A Historiographical Critique
Origin of India's St. Thomas Christians: A Historiographical Critique. By Benedict Vadakkekara. (Delhi: Media House. 1995. Pp. xii, 509. $30.00.) This book is the result of extraordinary labor by the author. He makes reference to all the archival and...
Passing the Keys. Modern Cardinals, Conclaves, and the Election of the Next Pope
Passing the Keys. Modern Cardinals, Conclaves, and the Election of the Next Pope. By Francis A. Burkle-Young. (Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books. 1999. Pp. xxxi, 522. $35.00.) An unusual book. The introduction provides the mise-en-scene for what is to...
Politica, Cultura Y Sociedad En la Espana De Franco, 1939-1975. Tomo I: La Configuracion del Estado Espanol, Nacional Y Catolico (1939-1947)
Politica, cultura y sociedad en la Espana de Franco, 1939-1975. Tomo I: La configuration del Estado espanol, national y cat6lico (1939-1947). By Gonzalo Redondo. (Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra. 1999. Pp. 1143.) Despite the view cultivated...
Pope Pius XII: Architect for Peace
Pope Pius XII. Architect for Peace. By Margherita Marchione. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2000. Pp. ix, 345. $22.95 paperback.) The latest round of the controversy over Pius XII, the Nazis, and the Jews is, frankly, beginning to pall. After Cornwell's...
Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science
Redeeming Culture:American Religion in an Age of Science. By James Gilbert. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1997. Pp. x, 407. $28.95 cloth; $19.00 paperback.) James Gilbert examines a wide array of episodes primarily in postwar America (c. 1945-1962)...
Renaissance Humanism and the Papal Curia: Lapo Da Castiglionchio the Younger's De Curiae Commodis
Renaissance Humanism and the Papal Curia: Lapo da Castiglionchio the Younger's De curiae commodis. By Christopher S. Celenza. [Papers and Monographs of the American Academy in Rome, Volume XXXI.] (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. 1999. Pp....
Revisiting the Holy Man
REVISITING THE HOLY MAN Charisma and Society: The 25tb Anniversary of Peter Brown's Analysis of the Late Antique Holy Man. Conference Held at the University of California at Berkeley, March 13-16, 1997. Edited by Susanna Elm and Naomi Janowitz. (Published...
Roman Catholicism in America
Roman Catholicism in America. By Chester Gillis. [Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series.] (New York: Columbia University Press. 1999. Pp. xi, 365. $35.00.) Together with Islam in America by Janet Smith, this volume constitutes the first offering...
Sanctity and Secularity during the Modernist Period
Sanctity and Secularity during the Modernist Period. Edited by Lawrence Barmann and Charles J.T. Talar. [Subsidia hagiographica, 79.] (Brussels: Societe des Bollandistes. 1999. Pp. xi, 187. 35 Euros.) Catastrophe nipped at the heels of the Roman Catholic...
St Catherine's Parish Dublin, 1840-1900: Portrait of a Church of Ireland Community / Roscommon before the Famine: The Parishes of Kiltoom and Cam, 1749-1845 / Window on a Catholic Parish: St Mary's, Granard, Co. Longford, 1933-68
St Catherine's Parish Dublin, 1840-1900: Portrait of a Church of Ireland Community. By John Crawford. Roscommon before the Famine: The Parishes of Kiltoom and Cam, 1749-- 1845. By William Gacquin. Window on a Catholic Parish: St Mary's, Granard, Co....
The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran
The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran. By Elizabeth Key Fowden. [The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, XXVIII. ] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1999. Pp. xxii, 227. $55.00.) At last, long last, the book on St. Sergius,...
The Bernardine Reform and the Crusading Spirit
On Christmas eve of the year 1144, the citizens of the several crusading states clustered on the shore of the eastern Mediterranean received a telling set-back to their self-confidence. The county of Edessa had fallen to the forces of `Imad-al-Din Zengi,...
The Churches in England from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, Volume I: 1588-1688; Volume II: 1688-1833; Volume III: 1833-1998
The Churches in England from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, Volume I: 1588-1688; Volume II: 1688-1833; Volume III: 1833-1998. By Kenneth Hylson-Smith. (London: SCM Press Ltd. 1996, 1996, 1998. Pp. xviii, 348; xviii, 398; xiv, 383. L19.95;L19.95;L19.95...
The Crime of Crimes: Demonology and Politics in France 1560-1620
The Crime of Crimes: Demonology and Politics in France 1560-1620. By Jonathan L. Pearl. (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 1999. Pp. viii, 181. $39.95.) Jonathan Pearl's study of French demonological thought during the Wars of Religion...
The Crusades and Their Sources: Essays Presented to Bernard Hamilton
The Crusades and Their Sources Essays Presented to Bernard Hamilton. Edited by John France and William G. Zajac. (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate. 1998. Pp. xix, 297. $76.95.) The editors of this volume may be congratulated for issuing a Festschrift in...
"The Cunning Leader of a Dangerous Clique"? the Burtsell Affair and Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan
I. Introduction Sometimes friends are more dangerous than enemies. This axiom proved dramatically true in the case of one nineteenth-century New York priest, Richard Lalor Burtsell, whose friendship with another New York cleric, Edward McGlynn, cost...
The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early-Modern England
The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early-Modern England. By Michael O'Connell. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. ix, 198. $45.00.) The value of this brief but closely argued study lies in its account of English drama under the...
The Last Generation of English Catholic Clergy: Parish Priests in the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in the Early Sixteenth Century
The Last Generation of English Catholic Clergy: Parish Priests in the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in the Early Sixteenth Century. By Tim Cooper. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Vol. XV] (Rochester, New York: The Boydel Press. 1999....
The Life and Times of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
The Life and Times of Archbishop Fulton j Sheen. By Myles P Murphy. (New York: Alba House/Society of St. Paul. 2000. Pp. xvi, 182. $14.95.) This book, ostensibly written by the Reverend Myles Murphy as a paean to the priestly life and example of Archbishop...
The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe, 1589-1715
The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe, 1589-1715. By Paul Kleber Monod. (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 1999. Pp. x,417. $35.00.) By his own admission Monod found it necessary to narrow the scope of his project by eliminating...
The Unmaking of a Saint: Thomas Becket and the English Reformation
The long and complex relationship between Church and State in Western Christendom-both creative and destructive-is particularly well illustrated by examining the history of England, especially the relations between various English monarchs and the Church....
The Waldensian Dissent. Persecution and Survival, C. 1170-C.1570
The Waldensian Dissent. Persecution and Survival, c. 11 70-c. 15 70. By Gabriel Audisio. Translated by Claire Davison. [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks.) (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999. Pp. xiv, 234. $59.95 clothbound; $21.95 paperback.) The...
Trying Times: Essays on Catholic Higher Education in the 20th Century
Trying Times: Essays on Catholic Higher Education in the 20tb Century. Edited by William M. Shea with Daniel Van Slyke. [South Florida-Rochester-- Saint Louis Studies on Religion and the Social Order.] (Atlanta: Scholars Press. 1999. Pp. xx, 264. $39.95.)...
Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed
Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed. By Gerald Gamm. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1999. Pp. xii, 384. $39.95.) Large-scale social change can be hard to see while it is happening and even harder to explain...
Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late Antiquity to the Present
Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late Antiquity to the Present. Edited by Lucetta Scaraffia and Gabriella Zarri. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1999. Pp. vi, 378. $59.95.) The sixteen essays in this volume...