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. 1, January

Alexander Forbes of Brechin. the First Tractarian Bishop
Alexander Forbes of Brechin. The First Tractarian Bishop. By Rowan Strong. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1995. Pp. xii, 281. $56.00.) One durable feature of the historiography of the Church of England is the celebratory narrative...
Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages
Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages. By Eugen Weber. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1999. Pp. vii, 294. $24.95.) Eugen Weber first came to the attention of this reviewer in the pages of Action...
Art and Crusade in the Age of Saint Louis
Art and Crusade in the Age of Saint Louis. By Daniel H. Weiss. (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. xiv, 279; col. pls. 8. $85.00.) This book examines successively some of the works of art that have been associated with the patronage of the...
A Social History of the Domestic Chaplain, 1530-1840
A Social History of the Domestic Chaplain, 1530-1840. By William Gibson. (Leicester: Leicester University Press. Distributed by Books International, Inc., PO. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172-0605. 1997. Pp. vi, 250. $65.00.) "Chaplains buttressed much of...
A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands & around the World in the Years 1826-1829
A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, & Around the World in the Years 1826-1829. By Auguste Duhaut-Cilly Translated and edited by August Fruge and Neal Harlow. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1999. Pp. xxxii, 254. $29.95.) The...
Carnets Du Journaliste Catholique Alexandre Delmer (1860-1889)
Carnets du Journaliste Catholique Alexandre Delmer (1860-1889),Tome IV: 1870-1872. Edited by Marie-Therese Deliver. [Bibliotheque de la Revue d'Histoire Ecclesiastique, Fascicule 81.) (Brussels: Editions Nauwelaerts; Louvain-la-Neuve: College Erasure....
Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion, and Literature, 1600-1745
Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion, and Literature, 1600-1745. By Raymond D. Tumbleson. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. ix, 254. $54.95.) This book, developed from a dissertation by an English professor...
Catholic Religious Identity and Social Integration in Interwar New Zealand
Comparing the history of the Catholic Church in Australia and the United States, John Tracy Ellis noted, "In both communities an environment unfriendly to their religious faith nurtured a separatist spirit which varied according to time and place but...
Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team
Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team. By Mark S. Massa. (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company 1999. Pp. x, 278. $24.95.) This is an attempt to explore the American Catholic experience during...
Celtic Christianity: Making Myths and Chasing Dreams
Celtic Christianity: Making Myths and Chasing Dreams. By Ian Bradley (New York: St. Martin's Press. 1999. Pp. x, 246. $45.00.) Celtic Christianity, regardless of how one defines it, plays an important role in the spiritual life and thinking of many English-speaking...
Chiese del Sud. Nuove Ricerche per la Storia Religiosa Della Societa Meridionale in ETA Moderna E Contemporanea
Chiese del Sud. Nuove ricerche per la storia religiosa della societa meridionale in eta moderna e contemporanea. By Luciano Orabona. [Chiesa e Societa, 1.] (Cassino: Editrice Garigliano. 1998. Pp. 233. 35,000 Italian lire.) This volume gathers seven...
Christian Dualist Heresies in the Byzantine World, C. 650-C. 1450
Christian Dualist Heresies in the Byzantine World, c. 650-c. 1450. Selected sources translated and annotated by Janet Hamilton and Bernard Hamilton, assisted with the translation of Old Slavonic texts by Yuri Stoyanov. [Manchester Medieval Sources Series.]...
Chronicle of the Third Crusade. A Translation of the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi
Chronicle of the Third Crusade. A Translation of the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi. By Helen J. Nicolson. [Crusade Texts in Translation 3.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. 1997. Pp. ix, 409. $72.95.) This excellent translation...
Colonial Habits. Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru
Colonial Habits. Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru. By Kathryn Burns. (Durham: University of North Carolina Press. 1999. Pp. xi> 307. $49.95 clothbound; $17.95 paperback.) After the Inca capital of Cuzco became Spanish in the early...
Confraternities & Catholic Reform in Italy, France, & Spain
Confraternities & Catholic Reform in Italy, France, & Spain. Edited by John Patrick Donnelly, S. J., and Michael W Maher, S.J. [Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. XLIV] (Kirksville, Missouri: Thomas Jefferson University Press,Truman...
Eretici Esuli E Indemoniati Nell'eta Moderna
Eretici esuli e indemoniati nell'eta moderna. Edited by Mario Rosa. [Biblioteca della Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa, Studi IX.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki. 1998. Pp. 205. Lire 38,000 paperback.) The volume contains four articles unrelated...
Four Hundred Years: Union of Brest (1596-1996). A Critical Re-Evalutaion
Four Hundred Years.' Union of Brest (1596-1996). A Critical Re-evaluation. Edited by Bert Groen and Wil van den Bercken. [Eastern Christian Studies, Volume 1.] (Leuven: Peeters. 1998. Pp. x, 269. BEF 1850 paperback.) This volume, containing nearly all...
German Churches and the Holocaust: Betrayal
German Churches and the Holocaust: Betrayal. Edited by Robert E Ericksen and Susannah Heschel. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 1999. Pp. vi, 224. $22.00 paperback.) The essays, each with an excellent scholarly set of endnotes, explore how the Christian...
Giuseppe Dossetti. Prime Prospettive E Ipotesi Di Ricerca
Alberigo, Giuseppe (Ed.). Giuseppe Dossetti. Prime prospettive e ipotesi di ricerca. [Istituto per le scienze religiose-Bologna, Testi e ricerche di scienze religiose, nuova serie, 22.] (Bologna: Societa editrice il Mulino. 1998. Pp. 145. Lire 20,000...
Going Gregorian, 1582-1752: A Summary View
In 1582 the papal decree of Gregory XIII dropped ten days from the Julian calendar then in use, thus synchronizing the year and its seasons. Western Europe's Catholic countries rapidly adopted the "New Stile" calendar, so-called; Protestant ones did...
Hans Kung: Breaking through. the Work and Legacy
Hans Kung: Breaking Through. The Work and legacy. By Hermann Haring. Translated by John Bowden. (New York: Continuum. 1998. Pp. xv, 377. $29.95 paperback.) The Swiss-born theologian Hans Kung has been a major figure in twentiethcentury theology since...
Heresy and Orthodoxy in Sixteenth-Century Paris: Francois le Picart and the Beginnings of the Catholic Reformation
Heresy and Orthodoxy in Sixteenth-Century Paris: Francois Le Picart and the Beginnings of the Catholic Reformation. By Larissa Juliet Taylor. [Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, Volume LXXVII.] (Leiden: Brill. 1999. Pp. xvii, 332. $120.00.)...
Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Cornwell,John. Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XIl. (NewYork: Viking. 1999. Pp. xiv, 430. $29.95.) John Cornwell, an English journalist, holds that Eugenio Pacelli, who became Pope Pius XII, subordinated his diplomatic actions to the aggrandizement...
Il Laico Cristiano Nel Magistero Di Paolo VI all'Azione Cattolica Italiana
Il Laico cristiano nel magistero di Paolo YI all Azione Cattolica Italians. By Dario Busolini. (Rome: Edizioni Stadium. 1998. Pp. 268. Lire 30,000 paperback.) The publicist Dario Busolini, contributor to Vatican Radio and author of Catholic magazine...
I Religiosi a Corte: Teologia, Politica E Diplomazia in Antico Regime
I Religiosi a Corte: Teologia, politica e diplomazia in Antico regime. (Atti del seminario di studi Georgetown University a Villa "Le Baize," Fiesole, 20 ottobre 1995.) Edited by Flavio Rurale. [Europa delle Corti; Biblioteca del Cinquecento, 85.] (Rome:...
John Knox and the British Reformations
John Knox and the British Reformations. Edited by Roger A. Mason. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate. 1998. Pp. xvi, 297. $86.95.) The essays in this volume are the product of a conference held at St. Andrews University...
Kepler's Tubingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics
Kepler's Tubingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics. By Charlotte Methuen. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate. 1998. Pp. xii, 280. $76.95.) In the biography of the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes...
"Knowledge Is Power" the Borromausverein and Catholic Reading Habits in Imperial Germany
I The history of Catholicism in Imperial Germany (1871-1918) features the intellectual and spiritual difficulties of coming to terms with the modern world. Beginning with the foundation of the new Reich on the Kleindeutsch model, Catholics assumed pariah...
"Launch out into the Deep and Let Down Your Nets": Father John Corridan, S.J., and New York Longshoremen in the Post-World War II Era
Labor priests have long held an important position in the American labor movement and a vital role in Catholic working-class communities. Such prominence was accelerated during the Great Depression as their parishioners endured increasing hardship and...
Mansex Fine: Religion, Manliness and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century British Culture
Mansex Fine: Religion, Manliness and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century British Culture. By David Alderson. (Manchester: Manchester University Press. Distributed by St. Martin's Press, New York. 1998. Pp. ix, 207. $79.95.) The subject of Alderson's book...
Medieval Bishops' Houses in England and Wales
Medieval Bishops' Houses in England and Wales. By Michael Thompson. (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate. 1998. Pp. xvi, 207. $ 59.95.) Michael Thompson, who has produced many studies of medieval castles, here offers a useful inquiry into the architecture of...
Methodism and Education, 1849-1902: J.H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools
Methodism and Education, 1849-1902:,j. H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools. By John T Smith. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. xii, 258. $75.00.) This study of Wesleyan Methodism and education in England and Wales in...
Mutua Christianorum Tolerantia: Irenicism and Toleration in the Netherlands: The Stinstra Affair, 1740-1745
Mutua Christianorum Tolerantia: Irenicism and Toleration in the Netherlands: The Stinstra Affair, 1740-1745. By Joris Van Eijnatten. [Studi e Testi per la Storia della Tolleranza in Europa nei secoli XVI-XVIII, Vol. 2.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore....
Noble Power during the French Wars of Religion: The Guise Affinity and the Catholic Cause in Normandy
Noble Power during the French Wars of Religion: The Guise Affinity and the Catholic Cause in Normandy. By Stuart Carroll. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 298.$59-95.) Stuart Carroll proposes...
Nothing Sacred: Nazi Espionage against the Vatican, 1939-1945
Nothing Sacred. Nazi Espionage against the Vatican, 1939-1945. By David Alvarez and Robert A. Graham, S.J. (London: Frank Cass; distributed by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 1997. Pp. 190. $42.50 clothbound; $19.50 paperback.) "No one knows more about the wartime...
Papal Reform and Canon Law in the 11th and 12th Centuries
Papal Reform and Canon Law in the 11 and 12`n Centuries. By Uta-Renate Blumenthal. [Variorum Collected Studies Series CS 618.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 1998. Pp. xii, 334. $99.95) This recent volume in the "Variorum Collected...
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West. By Diana Webb. [The International Library of Historical Studies, 12.] (London: I. B. Tauris, Publishers. Distributed by St. Martin's Press, NewYork. 1999. Pp. viii, 290. $59.50.) This is a compendium of about...
Pope Innocent III and His World
Pope Innocent III and His World. Edited by John C. Moore. (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate.1999. Pp. mix, 389. $86.95.) Pope Innocent 111 and his World is the product of the Hofstra Conference of May 1997, which jumped the gun on the celebrations for the...
Power & Purity: Cathar Heresy in Medieval Italy
Power & Purity: Cathar Heresy tn Medieval Italy. By Carol Lansing. (NewYork: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. x, 267. $45.00.) Carol Lansing pursues two ends in this book, a case study of Catharism in a particular community, Orvieto, and a broader...
Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England
Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England. By Judith Maltby. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. xvii, 310. $64.95.) Here is a subject of immense importance, yet one...
Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain. By Allyson M. Poska. [Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions: Medieval and Early Modern Peoples,Volume 5.] (Leiden: Brill. 1998. Pp. ix, 178. $82.50.) The diocese of Ourense, located...
Santa Maria Di Vallombrosa. Patrimonio E Vita Economica Di Un Grande Monastero Medievale
Santa Maria di Vallombrosa. Patrimonio e vita economics di un grande monastero medievale. By Francesco Salvestrini. [Biblioteca Storica Toscana a cura della Deputazione di Storia Patria per la Toscana, 33.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore. 1998. Pp....
Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia
Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia. By Jo Ann Kay McNamara. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1996. Pp. xiii, 751.$35.00 hardcover;$18.95 paperback.) This monumental study explores the history of Catholic sisterhood...
The Changing Shape of English Nonconformity, 1825-1925
The Changing Shape of English Nonconformity, 1825-1925. By Dale A. Johnson. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1999. Pp. x, 248. $45.00.) Dale A. Johnson, professor of church history at the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University writers that in the...
The Cross in the Dark Valley: The Canadian Protestant Missionary Movement in the Japanese Empire, 1931-1945
The Cross in the Dark Valley: The Canadian Protestant Missionary Movement in the Japanese Empire, 1931-1945. By A. Hamish Ion. (Walterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 1999. Pp. xvi, 428. $ 54.95.) This book is a continuation and...
The First Jubilees Celebrated in the United States
When on Christmas of 1775 Pope Pius VI extended the Jubilee to the following year for the entire Catholic world,1 the thirteen British colonies of North America had already begun the Revolutionary War, and communications between the American clergy and...
The Holy See and the United Nations, 1945-1995
The Holy See and the United Nations, 1945-1995. By Edward J. Gratsch. (New York: Vantage Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 305. $19.95 cloth.) The aim of The Holy See and the United Nations is the documentation of the collaboration of the Holy See and the United...
The Irish and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39: Crusades in Conflict
The Irish and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39: Crusades in Conflict. By Robert A. Stradling. (Manchester: Manchester University Press. Distributed by St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference Division, New York. 1999. Pp. xvi, 288, $79.95.) This is,...
The Refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700. A Reassessment of the Counter Reformation
The Refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700.A Reassessment of the Counter Reformation. By Robert Bireley. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1999. Pp. vii, 231. $39.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) The learned Jesuit author...
Visitation Articles and Injunctions of the Early Stuart Church, Vol. 2
Visitation Articles and Injunctions of the Early Stuart Church, Vol. 2. Edited by Kenneth Fincham. [Church of England Record Society, Vol. 5.] (Rochester, NewYork: The Boydell Press. 1998. Pp. xxx, 295. $63.00/L35.00.) This is the second volume of a...
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