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. 98, No. 4, October

A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933
A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933- By Gary B. Agee. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 2011. Pp. xv, 237. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-55728975-9.)This biography of Daniel A. Rudd, an...
A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages
A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages. By Andrew Jotischky. (New York: Continuum. 2011. Pp. xiv, 209- $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8264-2393-1.)This is an engaging volume, written with care and wearing gently a great deal of learning....
A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition
A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition. By Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane. [Critical Issues in History: World and International History.] (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2011. Pp. viii, 319. $79.00. ISBN 978-07425-5575-4.)The past half...
Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse
Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse. By Jay Rubenstein. (New York: Basic Books. 201 1 . Pp. xiv, 402. $29.99. ISBN 978-0465-0929-8.)The scattered apocalyptic texts relating to the First Crusade naturally attracted attention...
A Sacred City: Consecrating Churches and Reforming Society in Eleventh-Century Italy
A Sacred City: Consecrating Churches and Reforming Society in EleventhCentury Italy. By Louis I. Hamilton. (Manchester: Manchester University Press. Distrib. Palgrave, New York. 2010. Pp. xii, 272. $89.95. ISBN 978-07190-8026-5.Somewhere in the vast...
Beginning to Be a Jesuit: Instructions for the Paris Novitiate Circa 1685
Beginning to Be a Jesuit: Instructions for the Paris Novitiate circa 1685. Edited and translated by Patricia Ranum. (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources. 2011. Pp. xü, 239. $29.95 paperback, ISBN 978-188081076-7; $36.95 clothbound, ISBN 978-188081075-0.)The...
Between Christian and Jew: Conversion and Inquisition in the Crown of Aragon, 1250-1391
Between Christian and Jew: Conversion and Inquisition in the Crown of Aragon, 1250-1391. By Paola Tartakoff. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. xiv, 209- $55.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4421-2.)This engaging,...
Book of Honors for Empress Maria of Austria. Composed by the College of the Society of Jesus of Madrid on the Occasion of Her Death, 1603
Book of Honors for Empress Maria of Austria. Composed by the College of the Society of Jesus of Madrid on the Occasion of Her Death, 1603. A Translation with an Introductory Study and Facsimile of the Emblems Prepared by Antonio Bernât Vistarmi, John...
By Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe
By Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe. By Anne Jacobson Schutte. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 201 1. Pp. xiv, 285. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-8014-4977-2.)The communis opinio in literature and history says that...
Cattolici a Sinistra. Dal Modernismo AI Giorni Nostri
Cattolici a sinistra. Dal modernismo ai giorni nostri. By Daniela Saresella. [Quadrante Laterza, 178.] (Rome/Bari: Editori Laterza. 2011. Pp. x, 285. euro22,00 paperback. ISBN 978-88-420-9785-3).Italian Catholics who identify with the political Left...
China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom during the Qing (1644-1911)
Far Eastern China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom during the Qing (1644-1911). By Anthony E. Clark. [Studies in Missionaries and Christianity in China Series.] (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press. 2011. Pp. xv, 270. $75.00. ISBN 978-1-61146-016-2.)China's...
Christianity's Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul
Christianity's Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul. By Lisa Kaaren Bailey. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2010. Pp. x, 278. $34.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-02224-2).The...
Churches in Early Medieval Ireland: Architecture, Ritual and Memory
Churches in Early Medieval Ireland: Architecture, Ritual and Memory. By Tomás Ó Carragáin. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010. Pp. xvi, 392. $100.00. ISBN 978-0-300-15444-3.)This is a marvelous book. It is big and beautiful, with many full or half-page...
Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform, and the Decline of Youngstown's Catholic Elementary Schools, 1960-2006
Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform, and the Decline of Youngstown's Catholic Elementary Schools, 1960-2006. By Thomas G. Welsh. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. 2012. Pp. ix, 321. $80.00. ISBN 978-0-7391-6594-2.)That...
Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne
Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne. By Anne E. Lester. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2011. Pp. xxiv, 261. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-8014-4989-5.)Like those who participated in the...
Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations
Rudin, James. Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-fewish Relations. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2012. Pp. x, 147. $18.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8028-6567-0. )Although...
Das Bistum Würzburg, 7: Die Würzburger Bischöfe Von 1617 Bis 1684
Das Bistum Würzburg, 7: Die Würzburger Bischöfe von 1617 bis 1684. Edited by Winfried Romberg. [Germania Sacra: Die Kirche des Alten Reiches und ihre Institutionen: Dritte Folge 4: Die Bistümer der Kirchenprovinz Mainz.] (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 2011....
El Clero En la Segunda República: Madrid, 1931-1936
El clero en la Segunda República: Madrid, 1931-1936. By José Luis Gonzalez Gullón. (Burgos: Monte Carmelo. 2011. Pp. 483. euro19,23 paperback. ISBN 978-84-8353-356-7.)This ambitious work on the clergy in the Diocese of Madrid during the Second Republic...
Erinnerung-Niederschrift-Nutzung: Das Papsttum Und Die Schriftlichkeit Im Mittelalterlichen Westeuropa
Erinnerung- Niederschrift- Nutzung: Das Papsttum und die Schriftlichkeit im mittelalterlichen Westeuropa. Edited by Klaus Herbers and Ingo Fleisch. [Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, neue Folge, Band 11; Stuthen zu Papstgeschichte...
Food & Faith in Christian Culture
Food & Faith in Christian Culture. Edited by Ken Albala and Trudy Eden. [Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History.] (New York: Columbia University Press. 2011. Pp. viii, 265. $7950 clothbound; $26.50 paperback; $20.99 e-book....
Forum Essay
FORUM ESSAY From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965. By John Connelly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2012. Pp. vin, 376. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-674-05782-1.Introduction by Nelson H. Minnich (The Catholic...
Friars on the Frontier: Catholic Renewal and the Dominican Order in Southeastern Poland, 1594-1648
Friars on the Frontier: Catholic Renewal and the Dominican Order in Southeastern Poland, 1594-1648. By Piotr Stolarski. [Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2010. Pp. xvi, 265. $124.95. ISBN 978-1409-40595-5.)The gist...
Gender, Honor, and Charity in Late Renaissance Florence
Gender, Honor, and Charity in Late Renaissance Florence. By Philip Gavitt. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 201 1. Pp. x, 280. $90.00. ISBN 9781-107-00294-4.)Philip Gavitt's scholarly reputation was fully established with the publication of Charity...
Histoire Des Filles De la Charité, XVIIe-XVIIIe Siècles. la Rue Pour Cloître
Histoire des Filles de la Charité, XVIIe -XVIIIe siècles. La rue pour cloître. By Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée. (Paris: Fayard. 2011. Pp. 690. euro30,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-213-66257-2.)The Filles de la Charité, or Daughters of Charity, were founded...
Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance
Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance. By Ryan P. Freeburn. [Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 201 1. Pp. xiv, 276. $1 19.95. ISBN 978-1-4094-2734-6.)Hugh of Amiens does not figure prominently...
Into the Lion's Den: The Jesuit Mission in Elizabethan England and Wales, 1580-1603
Into the Lion's Den: The Jesuit Mission in Elizabethan England and Wales, 1580-1603. By Robert E. Scully, SJ. [No. 23 in Series 3: Scholarly Studies Originally Composed in English.] (St. Louis:The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2011. Pp. xvi, 468. $32.95....
Italy & Hungary: Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance
Italy & Hungary: Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Edited by Péter Farbaky and Louis A.Waldman. [Villa ITatti Series, 27.] (Florence:Villa ITatti, Harvard University Press. 201 1. Pp. xli, 728. $85.00. ISBN 978-0-67406346-4.)This long-awaited...
Judging Maria De Macedo: A Female Visionary and the Inquisition in Early Modern Portugal
Judging Maria de Macedo.A Female Visionary and the Inquisition in Early Modern Portugal. By Bryan Givens. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 201 1. Pp. x, 255. $48.00. ISBN 978-0-8071-3702-4.)In late February 1665, Maria de Macedo found...
Lanfranc of Bec's Version of Decretals in a Canonistic Context
During the eleventh century canon law collections, generated for different purposes but including the same texts, were used in the reform of the Church. The author presents a comparative study of important texts in collections such as the Collectio Lanfranci,...
La Vierge Au Manteau Du Puy-En-Velay. Un Chef-D'oeuvre Du Gothique International (Vers 1400-1410)
Millet, Hélène, and Claudia Rabel. La Vierge au manteau du Puy-en-Velay. Un chef-d'oeuvre du gothique international (vers 1400- 14 10). With a Contribution by Bruno Mottin. (Lyon: Fage éditions. 2011. Pp. 188. euro29,50 paperback. ISBN 978-2-84975-228-9.)The...
Leocadio Lobo: The Spanish Civil War as Viewed by a Priest Exiled in the United States of America
The Catholic priest Leocadio Lobo (1887-1959) is an icon of the Spanish Civil War, but his life has never been submitted to rigorous study. His exile in the United States from 1939 to 1959 is essential to an understanding of his life. His Republican...
Les Traductions Françaises Du De Regimine Principum De Gilles De Rome: Parcours Matériel, Culturel et Intellectuel D'un Discours Sur L'éducation
Les traductions françaises du De regimine principum de Gilles de Rome: parcours matériel, culturel et intellectuel d'un discours sur l'éducation. By Noëlle-Laetitia Perret. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 39.] (Boston:...
Mary I: England's Catholic Queen
Mary I: England's Catholic Queen. By John Edwards. [Yale English Monarchs Series.] (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2011. Pp. xviii, 387. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-300-11810-0.)This is a thoroughly researched biography of Mary I that gives due weight to the...
Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize
Latin American Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize. By Elizabeth Graham. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 2011. Pp. xx, 436. $79.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-3666-3.)This study in historical archaeology uses ethnohistory,...
Medici a Medicamenta: The Medicine of Penance in Late Antiquity
Medici et Medicamenta: The Medicine of Penance in Late Antiquity. By Natalie Brigit Molineaux. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 2009Pp. xviii, 325. $39.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-7618-4429-7.)This is an ambitious work by an author whose imagination...
Miracles of the Virgin in Medieval England: Law and Jewishness in Marian Legends
Miracles of the Virgin in Medieval England: Law and Jewishness in Marian Legends. By Adrienne Williams Boyarín. (Rochester, NY: D. S. Brewer, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer. 2010. Pp. xii, 217 $90.00. ISBN 978-1-84384240-8.)Adrienne Williams Boyarin's...
Nicholas of Cusa-A Companion to His Life and His Times
Nicholas of Cusa- A Companion to His Life and His Times. By Morimichi Watanabe. Edited by Gerald Christiansen and Thomas M. Izbicki. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2011. Pp. xliv, 381. $134.95. ISBN 9781-4094-2039-2.)This volume is a fitting legacy...
Notes and Comments
MeetingsThe executive bureau of the Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'Etude du Christianisme/International Commission for the History and Study of Christianity (CIHEC) held its annual meeting at the University of Tartu, Estonia, on June 13, 20...
Obituaries: Ann Miriam Gallagher, R.S.M. (1931-2012)
Ann Miriam Gallagher, R.S.M., died April 10, 2012, at Mercy Center in Dallas, PA, where she had entered the Sisters of Mercy of the Union (Scranton Province) in 1954. She became a member of the American Catholic Historical Association in 1974 and served...
Obituaries: John W. Bowen, S.S. (1924-2012)
John W Bowen, a Sulpician priest, died on May 6, 2012, after a brief illness. He was eighty-seven years old and had been a member of the American Catholic Historical Association since 1978.Born and raised in Baltimore, he was the eldest of three children...
Obituaries: Morimichi Watanabe (1925-2012)
Morimichi Watanabe, president emeritus of the American Cusanus Society and a forty-year member of the American Catholic Historical Association, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 1, 2012, at his home in Port Washington, NY. He is survived by...
Odiosa Sanctitas: St Peter Damian, Simony, and Reform
Odiosa sanctitas: St Peter Damián, Simony, and Reform. By William D. McCready. [Studies and Texts, 177; Mediaeval Law and Theology, 4.] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 2011. Pp xii, 321. $85.00. ISBN 978-0-88844-177-5.)St. Peter...
One Family under God: Love, Belonging, and Authority in Early Transatlantic Methodism
One Family under God: Love, Belonging, and Authority in Early Transatlantic Methodism. By Anna M. Lawrence. [Early American Studies.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. Pp. viii, 282. $42.50. ISBN 978-0-8122-4330-7.)Anna Lawrence's...
On the Military Orders in Medieval Europe: Structures and Perceptions
On the Military Orders in Medieval Europe: Structures and Perceptions. By Jürgen Sarnowsky. [Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS992.] (Burlington, VT:Ashgate Publishing. 201 1. Pp. xii, 360. $154.95. ISBN 978-14094-2326-3.)The Variorum Collected Studies...
Patterns of Episcopal Power: Bishops in Tenth and Eleventh Century Western Europe/Strukturen Bischöflicher Herrschaftsgewalt Im Westlichen Europa Des 10. Und 11. Jahrhunderts
Patterns of Episcopal Power: Bishops in Tenth and Eleventh Century Western Europe/ Strukturen bischöflicher Herrschaftsgewalt im westlichen Europa des 10. und 11. Jahrhunderts. Edited by Ludger Körntgen and Dominik Waßenhoven. [Prinz-Albert-Forschungen/Prince...
Pedro Páez's
African Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622. Edited by Isabel Boavida, Hervé Pennée, and Manuel Joäo Ramos.Translated by Christopher J. Tribe. 2 vols. [Hakluyt Society: Series m, Nos. 23 and 24.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing for the Hakluyt...
Portraits of One Hundred Catholic Women of Maine
Lapomarda, Vincent A. Portraits of One Hundred Catholic Women of Maine. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 177. $49.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-7734-3914-6.)Portraits is divided into eight sections arranged chronologically: Colonial Era,...
Relación del Festejo Que a Los Marqueses De Las Amarillas Les Hicieron Las Señoras Religiosas del Convento De San Jerónimo México 1756
Barruchi y Arana, Joaquín, auth., and Frederick Luciani, ed. Relación del festejo que a los Marqueses de las Amarillas les hicieron las Señoras Religiosas del Convento de San Jerónimo México 1756. [Biblioteca Indiana, 30.] (Madrid: Iberoamericana; Frankfurt...
Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity
Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity. Edited by Nicholas Paul and Suzanne Yeager. [Rethinking Theory] (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 284. $65.00. ISBN 978-1-4214-0425-7.)In common with the majority of their...
Savonarola: The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet
Savonarola: The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet. By Donald Weinstein. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2011. Pp. xii, 379- $38.00. ISBN 978-0-300-11193-4.)Forty years after his landmark and now classic Savonarola and Florence: Prophecy and Patriotism...
Seven Books of History against the Pagans
Seven Books of History against the Pagans. By Paulus Orosius. Translated with an introduction and notes by Andrew T Fear. [Translated Texts for Historians, Vol. 54.] (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Distributed by the University of Chicago Press....
Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain
Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in EighteenthCentury Spain. By Susan Boynton. [Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. Pp. xxvi, 208. $3995. ISBN 978-0-19-975459-5.)In 1749 the...
Spätantiker Staat Und Religiöser Konflikt: Imperiale Und Lokale Verwaltung Und Die Gewalt Gegen Heiligtümer
Spätantiker Staat und religiöser Konflikt: Imperiale und lokale Verwaltung und die Gewalt gegen Heiligtümer. Edited by Johannes Hahn. [Millennium Studies in the Culture and History of the First Millennium CE1VoI. 34.] (New York: Walter de Gruyter. 2011....
The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell: Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women, 200-1500
General and MiscellaneousThe Bride of Christ Goes to Hell: Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women, 200-1500. By Dyan Elliott. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. x, 662. $5995. ISBN 978-0-8122-4358-1.)In...
The Catholic Salem: How the Devil Destroyed a Saint's Parish (Mattaincourt, 1627-31)
A virulent witch panic driven by many diabolically possessed parishioners of Mattaincourt in Lorraine caused about fifty deaths for witchcraft between 1627 and 1631. Sixty years before Salem, this episode constitutes the largest such tragedy yet found...
The Chronicle of le Murate
The Chronicle of Le Murate. By Sister Giustina Niccolini. Edited and translated by Saundra Weddle. [The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series, 12.] (Toronto: Iter, Inc., and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. 2011. Pp....
The Latin Clerk: The Life, Work, and Travels of Adrian Fortescue
Late Modern European The Latin Clerk: The Life, Work, and Travels of Adrian Fortescue. By Aidan Nichols, O.P. (Cambridge, UK: Lutterworth Press. 2011. Pp. 308. $50.00 paperback. ISBN 978-07188-9274-6.)Adrian Fortescue (1874- 1923), a priest of the Archdiocese...
The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World
The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World. By Elizabeth Rapley (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2011. Pp. xii, 337. $24.00 paperback. ISBN 978-08028-6588-5.)Elizabeth Rapley sets out...
The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Production, Reception, and Performance in Western Christianity
The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Production, Reception, and Performance in Western Christianity. Edited by Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2011. Pp. xii, 364. $8950 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-31-14826-9;...
The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg: Exploring Luther's Life with Melanchthon as Guide
The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg: Exploring Luther's Life with Melanchthon as Guide. By Franz Posset. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing. 2011. Pp. xxii, 195. $39-99 paperback. ISBN 978-0-7586-2685-1.)Throughout his career, Roman Catholic...
The Reformation: A Brief History
Early Modern European The Reformation: A Brief History. By Kenneth G. Appold. [Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series.] (Maiden, MA:Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. Pp. xi, 203. $84.95 clothbound, ISBN 978-1-4051-1749-4; $29.95 paperback, 9781-40511750-0.)Not...
The Relations of Beaumont College (Old Windsor, England) with the British Monarchy (1861-1908)
Beaumont College, a Jesuit boarding school for boys from well-to-do families, was established in 1861 near Windsor, in the south of England. The college had been permitted to present loyal addresses to Queen Victoria in 1882, 1887, and 1897. Joseph M....
The War for Mexico's West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550
The War for Mexico's West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 15241550. By Ida Altman. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2010. Pp. XX, 340. $28.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8263-4493-9.)Ida Altman 's book on the early military subjugation...
Vertheidigung der Katholischen Religion. Sammt Einem Anhange Von der Möglichkeit Einer Vereinigung Zwischen Unserer Und der Evangelischlutherischen Kirche (1789)
Vertbeidigung der katholischen Religion. Sammt einem Anhange von der Möglichkeit einer Vereinigung zwischen unserer, und der evangelischlutherischen Kirche (1789). By Beda Mayr. Edited and introduced by Ulrich L. Lehner. [Brill's Studies in Intellectual...