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. 81, No. 4, October

Actives and Contemplatives: The Female Religious of the Low Countries before and after Trent
The study of religious women in early modern Catholicism is now indisputably a growth-industry.(1) It is a good time, therefore, to confront a lingering problem in the generally healthy enterprise: the relative development and importance of active and...
Ancient -- Building God's House in the Roman World: Architectural Adaptation among Pagans, Jews, and Christians by L. Michael White
Building God's House in the Roman World Architectural Adaptation among Pagans, Jews, and Christians. By L. Michael White. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, for the American Schools of Oriental Research. 1990. Pp. XVIII, 211. $27.50.)This...
Ancient -- Constantine the Great: The Man and His Times by Michael Grant
Constantine the Great: The Man and His Times. By Michael Grant. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1994. Pp. xii, 267. $27.50.)The renowned and prolific British historian Michael Grant has written several dozen books concerning the different periods,...
Ancient -- Hellenic Religion and Christianization C. 370-529 by Frank R. Trombley
Hellenic Religion and Christianization c. 370-519. By Frank R. Trombley. 2 vols. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, Volumes 115/1 and 115/2. (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1993, 1994. Pp. xiv, 344; xvi, 430. $100.00; $114.50.)The study of paganism in Late Antiquity...
Ancient -- le Martyre De Pionios Pretre De Smyrne Edited, Translated and with a Commentary by Louis Robert and Edited and Supplemented by G. W. Bowersock and C. P. Jones
Le Martyre de Pionios Pretre de Smyrne. Edite, traduit et commente par Louis Robert; mis au point et complete par G. W. Bowersock et C. P. Jones. (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1994. Pp. x, 152. $35.00.)The third-century...
Ancient -- Novitas Christiana: Die Idee Des Fortschritts in der Alten Kirche Bis Eusebius by Wolfram Kinzig
Novitas Christiana: Die Idee des Fortschritts in der Alten Kirche bis Eusebius. By Wolfram Kinzig. Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte, Band 58. (Goettingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. 1994. Pp. 702. DM 198,-.)While there is a vast literature...
Ancient -- the Rule of Benedict. A Guide for Christian Living Translated by the Monks of Glenstal Abbey and with Commentary by George Holzherr
The Rule of Benedict. A Guide for Christian Living. The Full Text of the Rule in Latin and English with Commentary by George Holzherr Abbot of Einsiedeln. Translated by the Monks of Glenstal Abbey. (Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 1994. Pp....
An Unexpected Coda for the Early American Captivity Narrative: A Letter from a Romish Priest
The publication of Mary Rowlandson's The Soveraignty & Goodness of God in Boston in 1682 marked the beginning of a new and vital literary genre in colonial America, the Indian captivity narrative.(1) The text, which appeared in fifteen editions before...
General and Miscellaneous -- A History of Lincoln Minster Edited by Dorothy Owen
A History of Lincoln Minster. Edited by Dorothy Owen. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xviii, 334. $69.95.)As befits a cathedral considered by John Ruskin to be "out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles,"...
General and Miscellaneous -- A History of the Bible as Literature. Volume One: From Antiquity to 1700; Volume Two: From 1700 to the Present Day by David Norton
A History of the Bible as Literature. Volume One: From Antiquity to 1700; Volume Two: From 1700 to the Present Day. By David Norton. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1993. Pp. xviii, 375; xii, 493. $75.00.)David Norton's two volumes bring together...
General and Miscellaneous -- Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil by Bernard McGinn
Antichrist: Tulu, Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil. By Bernard McGinn. (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco. 1994. Pp. x, 369. $35.00.)Bernard McGinn is now established as one of the greatest living historians of Christian thought. His...
General and Miscellaneous -- Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century by Timothy Yates
Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century. By Timothy Yates. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xvi, 275. $59.95.)The author has provided missionaries, missiologists, and anyone else interested in the missionary work of the Church in the...
General and Miscellaneous -- Historia del Carmelo Espanol. Vol. II: Provincias De Cataluna Y Aragon Y Valencia, 1563-1835. Vol. III: Provincias De Castilla Y Andalucia, 1563-1835 by Balbino Velasco Bayon / Los Carmelitas by Balbino Velasco Bayon
Historia del Carmelo Espanol. Vol. II: Provincias de Cataluna y Aragon y Valencia, 1563-183 Vol. III: Provincias de Castilla y Andalucia 1563-1835. By Balbino Velasco Bayon, O.Carm. Textus et Studia Historica Carmelitana, Vols. XVIII and XM. (Rome: Institutum...
General and Miscellaneous -- Katholische Konzilsidee Im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert by Hermann Josef Sieben
Katholische Konzilisdee im 19. und 20. Jahrbundert. By Herman Josef Sieben. Konziliengeschichte, Reihe B: Untersuchungen. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoeningh. 1993. Pp. XX, 432. DM 128,-.)The well-known church historian and specialist in councils, H. J....
General and Miscellaneous -- la Chiesa Nella Storia by Giuseppe Alberigo
La Chiesa nella storia. By Giuseppe Alberigo. Biblioteca di cultura religiosa, 51. (Brescia: Paidei Editrice. 1988. Pp. 335. Lire 35,000 paperback.)The author is director of the Istituto di Scienze Religiose in Bologna and editor of the historico-theological...
General and Miscellaneous -- Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age Edited by Peter C. Kent and John F. Pollard
Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age. Edited by Peter C. Kent and John F. Pollard. (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. 1994. Pp. xiv, 288. $59.95.)The nineteen essays in this volume were originally presented at a symposium, "The Holy See in the...
General and Miscellaneous -- Petrusnachfolge Und Kaiserimitation: Die Grablegen der Papste, Ihre Genese Und Traditionsbildung by Michael Borgolte
Pertusnahfolge und Kaiserimitation: Die Grablegen der Papste, ihre Genese und Traditionsbildung. By Michael Borgolte. Veroeffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Geschichte, 95. (Goettingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. 1989. Pp. 430, with two fold-out...
General and Miscellaneous -- Pope John Paul II: The Biography by Tad Szulc
Pope John Paul II: The Biography. By Tad Szulc. (New York: Scribner. 1995. Pp. 542. $27.50.)Aptly subtitled The (not merely A) biography of Pope John Paul II, Szulc's timely book will predictably have the field to itself for the indefinite future. All...
General and Miscellaneous -- the Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages by Clarissa W. Atkinson
The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages By Clarissa W. Atkinson. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1991. Pp. xiv, 274. $24.95.)Early in this impressive book, Clarissa Atkinson reminds us of the exemplary case of the young...
General and Miscellaneous -- Vaticanum I, 1869-1870. Band III: Unfehlbarkeitsdiskussion Und Rezeption by Klaus Schatz
Vaticanum I, 1869-1870. Band III: Unfehlbarkeitsdiskussion und Rezeption. By Klaus Schatz. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Shoeningh. 1994. Pp xviii, 358.)This third volume in Schatz's comprehensive study of the First Vatican Council(see ante, LXXX October, 1994,...
General and Miscellaneous -- Western Plainchant: A Handbook by David Hiley
Western Plainchant: A Handbook. By David Hiley. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1993. Pp. xcvii, 661; 25 Illustrations 19 plates, 6 maps, 1 diagram; 8 tables; 205 musical examples; 3 indices. $75.00.)In this important study, Hiley...
General and Miscellaneous -- with Great Liberty: A Short History of Christian Monasticism and Religious Orders by Karl Suso Frank and Translated and with a Postscript by Joseph T. Lienhard
With Great Liberty: A Short History of Christian Monasticism and Religious Orders. By Karl Suso Frank, O.F.M. Translated and with a postscript by Joseph T. Lienhard, SJ. Cistercian Studies Series, Number 104. (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications....
Medieval -- Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages: The Relations between Religion, Church, and Society by Adriaan H. Bredero and Translated by Reinder Bruinsma
Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages: The Relations between Religion, Church, and Society. By Adriaan H. Bredero. Translated by Reinder Bruinsma. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1994. Pp. xii, 402. $29.99.)Adriaan...
Medieval -- En Remission Des Peches. Recherches Sur Les Systemes Penitentiels Dans l'Eglise Latine by Cyrille Vogel and Edited by Alexandre Faivre
En remission des peches. Recherches sur les systemes penitentiels dans l'Eglise latine. By Cyrille Vogel. Edited by Alexandre Faivre. Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS450. (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1994. Pp. x, 354. $99.95.)Cyrille...
Medieval -- Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, C. 936-1075 by John W. Bernhardt
Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, c. 936-1075. By John W. Bernhardt. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, fourth series, 21. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1993. Pp. xix, 376. $69.95.)Ottonian and...
Medieval -- King Saint Stephen of Hungary by Gyorgy Gyorffy
King Saint Stephen of Hungary. By Gyoergy Gyoerffy. Atlantic Studies on Society in Change, No. 71; East European Monographs, No. CCCCIII. (Boulder, Colorado: Social Science Monographs; Highland Lakes, New Jersey: Atlantic Research and Publications, Inc....
Medieval -- Religious Polemic and the Intellectual History of the Mozarabs, C. 1050-1200 by Thomas E. Burman
Religious Polemic and the Intellectual History of the Mozarabs, c. 1050-1200. By Thomas E. Burman. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Volume 52. (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1994. Pp. xv, 407. $94.50.)This book consists of two distinct but related parts....
Medieval -- Roman Defeat, Christian Response, and the Literary Construction of the Jew by David M. Olster
Roman Defeat, Christian Response, and the Literary Construction of the Jew. By David M. Olster. Middle Ages Series. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1994. Pp. xii, 203. $32.95.)Men of Late Antiquity, whether pagan or Christian, took it...
Medieval -- Rom Im Hohen Mittelalter: Studien Zu Den Romvorstellungen Und Zur Rompolitik Vom 10. Bis Zum 12. Jahrhundert Edited by Bernhard Schimmelpfennig and Ludwig Schmugge
Rom im hohen Mittelalter: Studien zu den Romvorstellungen und zur Rompolitik vom 10. bis zum 12. Jahrhundert (Reinhard Elze fur Vollendung seines siebzigsten Lebensjahres gewidmet). Edited by Bernhard Schimmelpfennig and Ludwig Schmugge. (Sigmaringen:...
Medieval -- the Complete Works of Rather of Verona Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Peter L. D. Reid
The Complete Works of Rather of Verona. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Peter L. D. Reid. Medieval & Renaissance Texts Studies, Volume 76. (Binghamton, New York: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, State University of New...
Medieval -- Vie Chretienne et Culture Dans l'Espagne Du VIIe Au Xe Siecles by Manuel C. Dias Y Diaz
Vie chretienne et culture dans l'Espagne du VII au X siecles. By Manuel C. Diaz y Diaz. Variorum Collected Studies Series. (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Company. 1992. Pp. x, 292.)Among specialists in late antique and early medieval...
Morbidity and Vitality in the History of the Early Medieval Papacy
The papal historian August Franzen says of his subject that "to arrive at truth one must wade through a swamp of calumnies and leave behind a forest of legends and anecdotes."(1) Franzen was speaking in particular of the history of historical writing...
Our Lady of Guadalupe: An Ambiguous Symbol -- Documentos Guadalupanos: Un Estudio Sobre Las Fuentes De Informacion Tempranas En Torno a Las Mariofanias En El Tepeyac by Xavier Noguez / the Image of Guadalupe by Jody Brant Smith / et Al
Documentos guadalupanos: Un estudio sobre las fuentes de informacion tempranas en torno a las mariofanias en el Tepeyac. By Xavier Noguez. (Mexico City: El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C., Fondo de Cultura Economica. 1993. Pp. 280; appendixes 11; illustrations...
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