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. 94, No. 1, January

Ambition and Arrogance: Cardinal William O'Connell of Boston and the American Catholic Church
Ambition and Arrogance: Cardinal William O'Connell of Boston and the American Catholic Church. By Douglas J. Slawson. (San Diego: Cobalt Productions. 2007. Pp. xiv, 232. $17.95 paperback.)This "is the story," Douglas J. Slawson writes, "of a man who...
An Archbishop for the People: The Life of Edward J. Hanna
An Archbishop for the People: The Life of Edward J. Hanna. By Richard Gribble, C.S.C. (New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press. 2006. Pp. x, 416. $24.95 paperback.)Richard Gribble's biography of Archbishop Edward Hanna is both satisfying and tantalizing-satisfying...
A Poisoned Chalice
A Poisoned Chalice. By Jeffrey Freedman. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2002.Pp.xvii, 236. $32.95. ISBN 0-691-00233-9)Jeffrey Freedman has written an engaging microhistory of an alleged poison plot in late eighteenth-century Zurich. On September...
Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire
Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire. By Walter Goffart. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2006. Pp. x, 372. $69.95. ISBN 0-8122-3939-3.)The Roman Empire is being assassinated by barbarians...
Bossuet À Metz (1652-1659). Les Années De Formation et Leurs Prolongements. Actes Du Colloque International De Metz (21-22 Mai 2004)/bossuet. le Verbe et l'Histoire (1704-2004). Actes Du Colloque International De Paris et Meaux Pour le Troisième Centenaire De la Mort De Bossuet
Bossuet à Metz (1652-1659)· Les années de formation et leurs prolongements. Actes du Colloque international de Metz (21-22 mai 2004). Edited by Anne-Elisabeth Spica. [Recherches en littérature et spiritualité, Vol. 10.] (Berne: Peter Lang. 2005. Pp....
Breaking the Bounds: An Inaugural Lecture Given in the University of Cambridge, 16 February 2004
Evans, G. R. Breaking the Bounds: An Inaugural Lecture Given in the University of Cambridge, 16 February 2004. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2004. Pp. 43. $11.00 paperback.)In 2003 Charles Clarke, the then secretary of Education in the United...
Catholicism, Culture, Conversion: The History of the Jesuits in Albania (1841-1946)
Catholicism, Culture, Conversion: The History of the Jesuits in Albania (1841-1946). By Ines A. Murzaku. [Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 277.] (Rome:Pontificio Istituto Orientale. 2006. Pp. 282, 13 pages of photographs. Paperback.)The book by Ines A....
Catholicism, Popular Culture, and the Arts in Germany, 1880-1933
Catholicism, Popular Culture, and the Arts in Germany, 1880-1933. By Margaret Stieg Dalton. (Notre Dame, Indiana: Notre Dame University Press. 2005. Pp. xi, 378. $35.00 paperback.)"In the absence of anything better, kitsch with a Catholic gloss passed...
Catholic Men in Support of the Women's Suffrage Movement in England
The struggle to secure equal citizenship for women involved the collective efforts of countless suffragists. Their resolve was unflinching and helped to create a history that has been vividly told by English historians. My purpose is not to retell this...
Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy
Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy. By G. E. M. de Ste. Croix. Edited by Michael Whitby and Joseph Streeter. (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 394.)Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, who died in February 2000, was one of Oxford's most...
Citizens or Papists? the Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821
Citizens or Papists? The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821. By Jason K. Duncan. [Hudson Valley Heritage Series, 3.] (New York: Fordham University Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 253. $70.00.)Jason Duncan analyzes the political fortunes of New...
Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age: The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation (1788-1853)
Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age: The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation (1788-1853). By Brian F. Connaughton, Translated by Mark Alan Healey (Boulder: University Press of Colorado and University of Calgary Press. 2003. Pp...
Das Papstzeremoniell der Renaissance. Texte-Musik-Performanz
Das Papstzeremoniell der Renaissance. Texte-Musik-Performanz. By Jörg Boiling, [Tradition-Reform-Innovation: Studien zur Modernität des Mittelalters, Band 12.] (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2006. Pp. 330. $62.95 paperback.)In the modern period, matters...
De Presbiteris Criminosis: Ein Memorandum Erzbischof Hinkmars Von Reims üBer Straffällige Kleriker
De presbiteris criminosis: Ein Memorandum Erzbischof Hinkmars von Reims über straffällige Kleriker. Edited by Gerhard Schmitz, [Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Studien und Texte, Band 34.] (Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung. 2004. Pp. xii, 124. euro20,00.)Watching...
Die Lebensbeschreibungen Bischof Burchards Von Würzburg: Vita Antiquior-Vita Posterior-Vita Metrica
Medieval Die Lebensbeschreibungen Bischof Burchards von Würzburg: Vita Antiquior-Vita Posterior-Vita Metrica. Edited by Désirée Barlava. [Monumenta Germaniae Histórica: Scriptores rerum Germanicarum in usum scholarum separatim editi, LXXVI.] (Hannover:...
El Concilio Plenario De América Latina: Roma 1899
El Concilio Plenario de América Latina: Roma 1899· Edited by Antón Pazos and Diego Piccardo. [Acta Coloniensia: Estudios Ibéricos y Latinoamericanos.] (Madrid: Iberoamericana, and Frankfurt am Main:Vervuert Verlag. 2002. Pp. 204 paperback.)The present...
Emblemata Sacra: Emblem Books from the Maurits Sabbe Library, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [Exhibited in the] Francis A. Drexel Library, Saint Joseph's University
Emblemata Sacra: Emblem Books from the Maurits Sabbe Library, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [Exhibited in the] Francis A. Drexel Library, Saint Joseph's University. With a Preface by Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.FS. Introduction by Rob Faesen, SJ., and...
Europa in Costruzione. la Forza Delle Identità, la Ricerca Di Unità (Secoli IX-XIII)
Europa in costruzione. La forza delle identità, la ricerca di unità (secoli IX-XIII). Edited by Giorgio Cracco, Jacques Le Goff, Hagen Keller and Gherardo Ortalli. [Istituto trentino di cultura. Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento,...
Francisco Varo's Glossary of the Mandarin Language. Volume I: An English and Chinese Annotation of the Vocabulario De la Lengua Mandarina. Volume II: Pinyin and English Index of the Vocabulario De la Lengua Mandarina
Asian Francisco Varo's Glossary of the Mandarin Language. Volume I: An English and Chinese Annotation of the Vocabulario de la Lengua Mandarina Volume II: Pinyin and English Index of the Vocabulario de la Lengua Mandarina By W South Coblin. [Monumenta...
From an Indefinite Homogeneity: Catholic Colleges in Antebellum America
Antebellum Catholic colleges reflected what Herbert Spencer called an "indefinite homogeneity" in that they were less clearly differentiated from other aspects of the life of the Church than they are today, and their internal composition was amorphous...
Giovanni Climaco: La Scala del Paradiso
Giovanni Climaco: La Scala del Paradiso. Edited and translated by Rosa Maria Parrinello. (Rome: Paoline Publications. 2007. Pp. 638. euro48,00.)Less than three decades ago, one would not have expected the ascetical writings of John Climacus, the seventh-century...
God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition
General and Miscellaneous God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition. By John Witte, Jr. [Emory University Studies in Law and Religion.] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. xiv, 498. $30.00...
Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe
Quash, Ben, and Michael Ward (Eds.). Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe. (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. 2007. Pp. xii, 148. $16.95 paperback.)Within this book, edited by Ben Quash and Michael Ward,...
Heresy, Literature, and Politics in Early Modern English Culture
Heresy, Literature, and Politics in Early Modern English Culture. Edited by David Loewenstein and John Marshall. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. x, 318. $90.00.)This coherent and useful set of essays could be read with profit alongside...
Herrschaftspraxis Und Soziale Ordnungen Im Mittelalter Und in der Frühen Neuzeit. Ernst Schubert Zum Gedenken
Herrschaftspraxis und soziale Ordnungen im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit. Ernst Schubert zum Gedenken. Edited by Peter Aufgebauer and Christine van den Heuvel. [Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission für Nieder Sachsen und Bremen, 232.]...
Hitler's Bavarian Antagonist: Georg Moenius and the Allgemeine Rundschau of Munich, 1929-1933
Hitler's Bavarian Antagonist: Georg Moenius and the Allgemeine Rundschau of Munich, 1929-1933. By Gregory Munro. (Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 2006. Pp. xxvi, 510. $139.95.)Gregory Munro's well-re searched intellectual study of the Allgemeine...
Katholiken in Den USA Und Deutschland: Kirche, Gesellschaft Und Politik
Katholiken in den USA und Deutschland: Kirche, Gesellschaft und Politik. Edited by Wilhelm Damberg and Antonius Liedhegener. (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag. 2006. Pp. viii, 393. euro24.80.)At the time of the Second Vatican Council, Germany exercised a...
Katholische Kirche Und Nationalsozialismus, 1930-1945: Ein Bericht in Quellen
Katholische Kirche und Nationalsozialismus, 1930-1945: Ein Bericht in Quellen. By Hubert Gruber. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag. 2006. Pp. liv, 534. euro48,00.)This extensive volume adeptly puts together more than 250 documents on the Catholic...
Konzilien Und Synoden Im Spätantiken Gallien Von 314 Bis 696 Nach Christi Geburt. Teil 1: Chronologische Darstellung; Teil 2: Zusammenschau Wichtiger Themenkreise
Konzilien und Synoden im spätantiken Gallien von 314 bis 696 nach Christi Geburt. Teil 1: Chronologische Darstellung; Teil 2: Zusammenschau wichtiger Themenkreise. By Josef Limmer. [Wissenschaft und Religion: Veröffentlichungen des Internationalen Forschungszentrums...
La Nativité et le Temps De Noël, XVIIe-XXe Siècle
La Nativité et le temps de Noël, XVIIe-XXe siècle. Edited by Régis Bertrand. (Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l'Université de Provence. 2003. Pp. 254. euro24,00 paperback.)The two-thousandth anniversary of the date traditionally celebrated as the birth...
L'Anticristo, Volume I: Il Nemico Dei Tempi Finali: Testi Dal II Al IV Secolo
Ancient L'Anticristo, Volume I: Il nemico dei tempi finali: Testi dal II al IV secolo. Edited by Gian Luca Potestà and Marco Rizzi. [Scrittori Greci e Latini. Fondazione Lorenzo Valla.] (Milan: Arnaldo Mondadori Editore. 2005. Pp. xxxviii, 582. euro27,00....
La Venerable M. María De Jesús De ÁGreda Y la Inmaculada Concepción: El Proceso Eclesiástico a la "Mística Ciudad De Dios"
La Venerable M. María de Jesús de Ágreda y la Inmaculada Concepción: El proceso eclesiástico a la "Mística Ciudad de Dios" By Benito Mendia, O.EM. t, and Antonio M.Artola Arbiza, CR (Agreda, Spain: Monasterio de la Concepción. 2004. Pp. 350. paperback.)Over...
Le Pontificat De Léon XIII: Renaissances Du Saint-Siège?
Late Modern European Le Pontificat de Léon XIII: Renaissances du Saint-Siège? Edited by Philippe Levillain and Jean-Marc Ticchi. [Collection de l'École française de Rome, Volume 368.] (Rome: École Française de Rome. 2006. Pp.x, 523. paperback. ISBN:...
Lo Spirito Soffia Nel Deserto: Carismi, Discernimento E Autorità Nel Monachesimo Egiziano Antico
Lo Spirito soffia nel deserto: Carismi, discernimento e autorità nel monachesimo egiziano antico. By Fabrizio Vecoli. [Scienze e Storia delle Religioni, Vol. 6.] (Brescia: Morcelliana. 2006. Pp. 279. euro20,00 paperback.)The subject of spiritual gifts...
Macht, Moral Und Mehrheiten. der Politische Katholizismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Und Den USA Seit 1960
Macht, Moral und Mehrheiten. Der politische Katholizismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und den USA seit 1960. By Antonius liedhegener. [Jenaer Beiträge zur Politikwissenschaft, Vol. 11.] (BadenBaden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. 2006. Pp. 509. euro69,...
More Light on Vatican Council II
MORE LIGHT ON VATICAN COUNCIL II Carnets conciliaires de Mgr Gérard Philips, secrétaire adjoint de la Commission doctrinale. Texte néerlandais avec traduction français et commentaires. Edited by Karim Schelkens. [Maurits Sabbebibliotheek, Faculteit Godgeleerdheid,...
Needs of the Heart: A Social and Cultural History of Brazil's Clergy and Seminaries
Latin American Needs of the Heart: A Social and Cultural History of Brazil's Clergy and Seminaries. By Kenneth P. Serbin. [Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.] (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 476. $60.00.)In...
Negotiating Darwin: The Vatican Confronts Evolution, 1877-1902
Negotiating Darwin: The Vatican Confronts Evolution, 1877-1902. By Mariano Artigas,Thomas F. Glick, and Rafael A. Martinez. [Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context.] (Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2006. Pp. x,...
Noble Patronage and Jesuit Missions: Maria Theresia Von Fugger-Wellenburg (1690-1762) and Jesuit Missionaries in China and Vietnam
Noble Patronage and Jesuit Missions: Maria Theresia von Fugger-Wellenburg (1690-1762) and Jesuit Missionaries in China and Vietnam. Edited by Ronnie Po-chia Hsia. [Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu, Series Nova, Volume 2.] (Rome: Institutum Historicum...
Notes and Comments
Vatican Library, Vatican Philatelie Museum, and Research ToolsAmong the various changes at the Vatican Library is the retirement of Father William Sheehan, C.S.B., as director of the Printed Books Department. He will remain at the library in order to...
Obituary
George H.Tavard, a priest of the Augustinians of the Assumption (A.A.) and a life-member of the American Catholic Historical Association, died suddenly on August 13, 2007, in a Paris airport; he had been visiting family and friends in France and was...
Paralella Cosmographica De Sede et Apparitionibus Doemonum. Liber Unus
Paralella cosmographica de sede et apparitionibus doemonum. Liber unus. By Federico Borromeo. Edited by Francesco di Ciaccia. [Accademia di San Carlo, Fonti e studi, 5.] (Rome: Bulzoni Editore; Milan: Biblioteca Ambrosiana. 2006. Pp. 228. euro18,00 paperback.)The...
Promissory Notes on the Treasury of Merits: Indulgences in Late Medieval Europe
Promissory Notes on the Treasury of Merits: Indulgences in Late Medieval Europe. Edited by R. N. Swanson. [Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 5.] (Leiden: Brill. 2006. Pp. xii, 360. $124.00; euro95,00.)Since indulgences were arguably...
Recent Works on the Early Modern History of Spanish Muslims
RECENT WORKS ON THE EARLY MODERN HISTORY OF SPANISH MUSLIMS Between Christians and Moriscos:Juan de Ribera and Religious Reform in Valencia, 1568-1614. By Benjamin Ehlers. [The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 124th...
Salvo Burci. Liber Suprastella
Salvo Burci. Liber suprastella. Edited by Caterina Bruschi. [Fonti per la storia dell'Italia medievale. Antiquitates, 15.] (Rome: Istituto storico italiano per il Medio Evo. 2002. Pp. xxxvii, 528. euro98.00 paperback.)This work, purportedly written by...
The Assassin-Saint: The Life and Cult of Carino of Balsamo
St. Peter Martyr was a thirteenth-century preacher and inquisitor who achieved rapid canonization and attained a worldwide cult. Less well known was his assassin, Carino of Balsamo. Hired as a cutthroat thug to murder Peter of Verona, Carino escaped,...
The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 9: World Christianities C. 1914-2000
The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 9: World Christianities c. 1914-2000. Edited by Hugh McLeod. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xviii, 716. $180.00.)Surveys of Christianity in the Modern Era are difficult to write and seldom...
The Church of England and the Holocaust: Christianity, Memory and Nazism
The Church of England and the Holocaust: Christianity, Memory and Nazism. By Tom Lawson. [Studies in Modern British Religious History, 12.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2006. Pp. x, 207. $80.00.)This book is a valuable addition to the historiography...
The Corruption of Angels: The Great Inquisition of 1245-1246
The Corruption of Angels: The Great Inquisition of 1245-1246. By Mark Gregory Pegg (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2001. Pp. x, 238. $35.00.)William Blake had no use for a vision that was general and not focused on the particular, or, as he put...
The Front-Runner of the Catholic Reformation: The Life and Works of Johann Von Staupitz
Early Modern European The Front-Runner of the Catholic Reformation: The Life and Works of Johann von Staupitz. By Franz Posset. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington,Vermont: Ashgate Publishers. 2003. Pp. xxii, 398. $104.95.)Franz...
The Germans and the Papal Penitentiary: Repertorium Poenitentiariae Germanicum
THE GERMANS AND THE PAPAL PENITENTIARY: REPERTORIUM POENITENTIARIAE GERMANICUM Verzeichnis der in den Supplikenregistern der Pönitentiarie Eugens IV.vorkommenden Personen, Kirchen und Orte des Deutschen Reiches 1431-1447. Edited by Ludwig Schmugge with...
The Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century: Erasmus, Religion and Politics, Trade and Finance
The Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century:Erasmus, Religion and Politics, Trade and Finance. By James D.Tracy. [Variorum Collected Studies Series, 808.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005.Pp.xii, 346. $124.95.)One of the most prolific,...
The Orthodox Church and Civil Society in Russia
The Orthodox Church and Civil Society in Russia. By Wallace L. Daniel. [Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on Eastern Europe.] (College Station: Texas A&M University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 251. $29.95.)Most works that assess the role of the Russian...
The People from Nowhere: An Illustrated History of Carpatho-Rusyns
Magocsi, Paul Robert The People from Nowhere: An Illustrated History of Carpatho-Rusyns. Commentary to illustrations by Valerii Padiak. (Uzhorod, Ukraine: V. Padiak Publishers. Distributed by Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, 5304 Perry Highway, Erie,...
The Rainbow Never Fades: Niagara University, 1856-2006
The Rainbow Never Fades: Niagara University, 1856-2006. By John B. Stranges. (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 2007. Pp. xiv, 256. $42.95 paperback.)Niagara is the oldest, but least well known, of the nation's three Vincentian universities. It is...
The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past
American The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past. Edited by Catherine A. Brekus. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2007. Pp. x, 340. $59.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)Forty years ago there was little writing on...
The Sacred Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. Selected Writings of Arthur Carl Piepkorn
The Sacred Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. Selected Writings of Arthur Carl Piepkorn. Volume Two. Edited and Introduced by Philip J. Seeker (Mansfield, Connecticut: CEC Press. 2007. Pp. xlviii, 313).Arthur Carl Piepkorn (1907-73) was a pastor...
Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. By Israel Jacob Yuval. Translated by Barbara Horshav and Jonathan Chipman. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2006. Pp. xxii, 313. $49.95.)Yisrael...
Vatican II and the Ecumenical Way
Vatican II and the Ecumenical Way. By George H. Tavard. [Marquette Studies in Theology, No. 52.] (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2006. Pp. $20.00 paperback.)During the last third of the twentieth century, the Second Vatican Council (1962-65)...
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