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. 2, April

A Companion to John Wyclif, Late Medieval Theologian
A Companion to John Wyclif, Late Medieval Theologian. Edited by Ian Christopher Levy. [Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 4] (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. 2006. Pp. xii, 489. euro95, $124.00.)The introduction stresses that this...
Aelred of Rievaulx: The Lives of the Northern Saints
Aelred of Rievaulx: The Lives of the Northern Saints. Translated by Jane Patricia Freeland, edited with an introduction and notes by Marsha L. Dutton. [Cistercian Fathers Series, 71.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2006. Pp. xiv, 144....
Agnelli Ravennatis: Liber Pontificalis Ecclesiae Ravennatis
Agnelli Ravennatis: Liber Pontificalis Ecclesiae Ravennatis. Edited and annotated by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis. [Corpus Christianorum: Continuatio Mediaevalis, 199.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 2006. Pp. 393. euro175,00.)Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis...
An Historian's Creed and the Emergence of Postconciliar Culture Wars
Describing the contrasting visions of two Bay Area Catholic groups in their reception and interpretations of Vatican II, the author traces their roots back to different understandings of the relationship between the Church, social order, and the practice...
Books under Suspicion: Censorship and Tolerance of Revelatory Writing in Late Medieval England
Books under Suspicion: Censorship and Tolerance of Revelatory Writing in Late Medieval England. By Kathryn Kerby-Fulton. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2006. Pp. lii, 562. $50.00.)Kathryn Kerby-Fulton's Books under Suspicion is...
Catholic Activism in South-West France, 1540-1570
Catholic Activism in South-West France, 1540-1570. By Kevin Gould. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Co. 2006. Pp. viii, 190. $99-95. ISBN 0-7546-5226-2.)In the recent flurry of monographs on the regional...
China's Millions: The China Inland Mission and Late Qing Society, 1832-1905
Asian China's Millions: The China Inland Mission and Late Qing Society, 1832-1905. By Alvyn Austin. [Studies in the History of Christian Missions.] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2007. Pp. xxxii, 506. $45.00 paperback.)Had...
City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria
City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria. By Edward J. Watts. [The Tranformation of the Classical Heritage, XLL] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 288. $55.00.)This book finds the pagan teacher of philosophy at his...
Conciliorum Oecumenicorum Generaliumque Decreta. Editio Critica. Volume I: The Oecumenical Councils from Nicaea I to Nicaea II (325-787)
Conciliorum Oecumenicorum Generaliumque Decreta. Editio critica. Volume I: The Oecumenical Councils from Nicaea I to Nicaea II (325-787). Edited by Giuseppe Alberigo, et alii. [Corpus Christianorum.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 2006. Pp. xiv, 373....
Confessionalism and Pietism: Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe
Confessionalism and Pietism: Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Fred van Lieburg. [Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz, Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Beiheft 67.] (Mainz:Verlag Philipp...
Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England
Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England. By Timothy Larsen. (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 317.)"There was a crisis of faith in nineteenth-century Britain, but there was also a crisis of doubt," writes Timothy...
Das Basler Konzil. Synodale Praxis Zwischen Routine Und Revolution
Das Basler Konzil. Synodale Praxis zwischen Routine und Revolution. By Stefan Sudmann. [Tradition-Reform-Innovation, Band 8.] (Frankfurt/ Main: Peter Lang. 2005. Pp. 508. $88.95. ISBN 3-631-54266-6.)Despite a series of excellent modern studies on the...
Disegni Dei Tempi. Il "Liber Figurarum" E la Teologia Figurativa Di Gioacchino Da Fiore
Disegni dei tempi. Il "Liber Figurarum" e la teologia figurativa di Gioacchino da Fiore. By Marco Rainini. [Opere di Gioacchino da Fiore, Testi e strumenti, 18.] (Rome: Viella. 2006. Pp. xvi, 333. euro35 paperback.)In 1936 Monsignor Leone Tondelli discovered...
Early Evangelicalism: A Global Intellectual History, 1670-1789
Early Evangelicalism: A Global Intellectual History, 1670-1789. By W. R. Ward. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. vi, 220. $85.00.)This fine work authored by W. R. Ward, the Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Durham,...
Early Modern Confraternities in Europe and the Americas: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Early Modern European Early Modern Confraternities in Europe and the Americas: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Edited by Christopher Black and Pamela Gravestock. (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. xu, 290. $99-95.)Confraternities...
Ercole Consalvi. le Scelte per la Chiesa
Ercole Consalvi. Le scelte per la Chiesa. By Roberte Regoli. [Miscellanea Historiae Pontificiae, 67] (Roma: Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana. 2006. Pp. ii, 514. euro;35,00 paperback.)Roberto Regoli has produced a major work on Cardinal Ercole...
Gerardo Maiella. la Sua Storia E Il Nostro Tempo. Atti del Convegno Di Studi per Il 250° Anniversario Della Morte del Santo E per Il Centenario Della Canonizzazione, Materdomini 21-21 Giugno 2005
Gerardo Maiella. La sua storia e il nostro tempo. Atti del convegno di studi per il 250° anniversario della morte del Santo e per il Centenario della Canonizzazione, Materdomini 21-21 giugno 2005. Edited by Angelomichele De Spirito and Alfonso V. Amarante....
Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby
American Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby. By Edith L. Blumhofer. [Library of Religious Biography] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Company 2005. Pp. xxiv, 365. $20.00 paperback.)This fine biography brings together...
Historia Crítica De la Vida Y Reinado De Fernando II De Aragón
Historia crítica de la vida y reinado de Fernando II de Aragón. By Jaime Vicens Vives. Introduction by Miquel A. Marin Gelabert. [Colección "Historiadores de Aragon" 3.] (Zaragoza: Institución "Fernando el Católico" Cortes de Aragón. 2006). Pp. cxx,...
In Lubianka's Shadow: The Memoirs of an American Priest in Stalin's Moscow, 1934-1945
In Lubianka's Shadow: The Memoirs of an American Priest in Stalin's Moscow, 1934-1945. By Leopold L. S. Braun, A.A. Edited by G. M. Hamburg. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. Pp. Ixxxiv, 352.2006. $35.00.)In Lubianka's Shadow is the...
Innocent VI (1352-1362): Lettres Secrètes et Curiales, Publiées D'après Les Registres Des Archives Vaticanes
Innocent VI (1352-1362): Lettres Secrètes et Curiales, publiées d'après les Registres des Archives Vaticanes. Edited by Pierre Gasnault and Nicole Gotteri. [Bibliothèque des Écoles Françaises d'Athènes et de Rome, 3e série, IV: Lettres, Secrètes et Curiales...
In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition
In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition. By Lucy Beckett. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2006. Pp. x, 648. paperback.)Anyone who has taught classic texts for many years will at once recognize and appreciate the confident tone, penetrating...
I Tribunali del Matrimonio (Secoli XV-XVIII)
I tribunali del matrimonio (secoli XV-XVIII). Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaflioni. [Istituto trentino di cultura. Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trente, Quaderni, 68; I processi matrimoniali degli archivi ecclesiastici...
I Volpini, Una Famiglia Di Scultori Tra Lombardia E Baviera: (Secoli XVII-XVIII)
I Volpini, una famiglia di scultori tra Lombardia e Baviera: (secoli XVII-XVIII). By Pietro Delpero. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trente. Monografie, 44.] (Bologna: Società éditrice il Mulino. 2006. Pp. 286. euro20.00 paperback.)During...
John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer
John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer. By Gary W. Jenkins. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company 2006. Pp. viii, 293. $99.95;£55.)In this monograph Gary...
John of Avila: Audi, Filia-Listen, O Daughter
John of Avila: Audi, filia-Listen, O Daughter. Translated and introduced by Joan Frances Gormley. Foreword by Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández. [The Classics of Western Spirituatlity.] (Mahwali, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 329. $27.95...
John Wyclif: Myth and Reality
John Wyclif: Myth and Reality. By G. R. Evans. (Downers Grove, Illinois.: InterVarsity Press. 2006. Pp. 320. $25.00.)An ambitiously titled volume, this account of the life and achievements of the fourteenth-century English polymath and "heretic," John...
La Répression Des Délits Sexuels Dans Les ÉTats Savoyards: Châtellenies Des Diocèses d'Aoste, Sion et Turin, Fin XIIIe-XVe Siècle
La répression des délits sexuels dans les États savoyards: Châtellenies des diocèses d'Aoste, Sion et Turin, fin XIIIe-XVe siècle. By Prisca Lehmann. [Cahiers Lausannois d'histoire médiévale, 39] (Lausanne: Université de Lausanne, section d'histoire,...
La Révolution Des Paroisses: Culture Paroissiale et Réforme Catholique En Haute-Bretagne Aux XVIe et XVIIe Siècles
La révolution des paroisses: Culture paroissiale et Réforme Catholique en Haute-Bretagne aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles. By Bruno Restif. [Collection «Histoire»] (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 2006. Pp. 415. euro24,00 paperback.)At first glance...
Lay Religious Life in Late Medieval Durham
Lay Religious Life in Late Medieval Durham. By Margaret Harvey. [Regions and Regionalism in History Vol. 6.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 232. $85.00.)Recent years have seen a growth in interest in the history of northeastern England,...
L'Hôpital Entre Religions et Laïcité Du Moyen ÂGe À Nos Jours
L'Hôpital entre religions et laïcité du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Edited by Jacqueline Lalouette with the collaboration of Elisabeth Belmas, Marie-José Michel and Serenella Nonnis-Vigilante. [Mémoire chrétienne au présent, Number 4.] (Paris: Letouzey &...
Marsilius of Padua and "The Truth of History."
Marsilius of Padua and "The Truth of History." By George Garnett (New York: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 221. $80.00.)George Garnett has produced an original, provocative, and clever book that adds new dimensions to the understanding of perhaps...
Martyrdom and Literature in Early Modern England
Martyrdom and Literature in Early Modern England. By Susannah Brietz Monta. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. viii, 245. $75.00.)Martyrdom accounts are intrinsically sensational, which has led to revived interest in them as scholars have...
Miracles in Enlightenment England
Miracles in Enlightenment England. By Jane Shaw. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2006. Pp. x, 244. $45.00.)The tendency to regard the eighteenth century as a critical period in the eventual triumph of scientific rationalism over "superstition" has...
Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England, C. 600-900
Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England, c. 600-900. By Sarah Foot. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 398. $90.00.)The publishers of this handsomely and generously produced book have included on the jacket an evaluation of it by Nicholas...
Naples and Napoleon. Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860
Late Modern European Naples and Napoleon. Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860. By John A. Davis. (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. viii, 372. $120.00; £65,00.)Professor Davis is a prominent scholar of nineteenth-century Italy...
". . . Nelle Indie Di Quaggiù": San Francesco De Geronimo E I Processi Di Evangelizzazione Nel Mezzogiorno Moderno: Atti del Convegno Di Studio (Grottaglie, 6 E 7 Maggio 2005)
". . . nelle Indie di quaggiù": San Francesco de Geronimo e i processi di evangelizzazione nel Mezzogiorno moderno: Atti del Convegno di Studio (Grottaglie, 6 e 7 maggio 2005). Edited by Mario Spedicato. [Cultura e Storia: Collana dellia Società di Storia...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsThe American Catholic Historical Association's spring meeting in 2009 will be held at La Salle University in Philadelphia on April 17-18.The chairman of the organizing committee will be Professor Margaret McGuinness. Proposals of papers...
Orden Und Klöster Im Zeitalter Von Reformation Und Katholischer Reform 1500-1700
Orden und Klöster im Zeitalter von Reformation und katholischer Reform 1500-1700, Band 2. Edited by Friedhelm Jürgensmeier and Regina Elisabeth Schwerdtfeger. [Katholisches Leben und Kirchenreform im Zeitalter der Glaubensspaltung, 66.] (Münster:Aschendorff...
Out of Due Time: Wilfrid Ward and the Dublin Review
Out of Due Time: Wilfrid Ward and the Dublin Review. By Dom Paschal Scotti, O.S.B. (Washington, D.C.:The Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 329. $69.95.)In the preface to his book Dom Paschal Scotti writes that Wilfred Ward "was a man...
Paolo VI "Nel Cono Di Luce del Concilio." Discorsi E Documenti (1965-1978)
Paolo VI "Nel Cono di Luce del Concilio." Discorsi e documenti (1965-1978). Edited by Marco Vergottini. [Quaderni dell'Istituto Paolo VI, Brescia, 26.] (Rome: Edizioni Studium. 2006. Pp. xxiv, 475. euro40,00 paperback.)The ecclesiastical career of Giovanni...
Parish and Belonging: Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700-1950
Parish and Belonging: Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700-1950. By K. D. M. Snell. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 541. $110.00.)A typical contemporary gravestone might refer to "John Smith, a Much-Loved Husband,...
Patrick McAlister: Bishop of Down and Connor, 1886-95
Patrick McAlister: Bishop of Down and Connor, 1886-95. By Ambrose Macaulay. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2006. Pp. 182. $40.00.)Down and Connor is the Catholic diocese whose see is Belfast-in the eighteenth century, a Scots Presbyterian town surrounded...
Pictures and Popery: Art and Religion in England, 1660-1760
Pictures and Popery: Art and Religion in England, 1660-1760. By Clare Haynes. (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. xii, 185. $99.95.)This excellent, accessibly written, and carefully evidenced study addresses the intriguing and...
Picturing the Celestial City: The Medieval Stained Glass of Beauvais Cathedral
Picturing the Celestial City: The Medieval Stained Glass of Beauvais Cathedral. By Michael W. Cothren. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 277. $85.00.)The glazing programs of Beauvais cathedral were installed in four campaigns between...
Politics and Power in Early Medieval Europe: Alsace and the Frankish Realm, 600-1000
Politics and Power in Early Medieval Europe: Alsace and the Frankish Realm, 600-1000. By Hans J. Hummer. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 65.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 299. $85.00. ISBN-13 978-0-521-85441-2.)Hummer...
Priest, Parish, and People: Saving the Faith in Philadelphia's "Little Italy."
Priest, Parish, and People: Saving the Faith in Philadelphia's "Little Italy." By Richard N. Juliani. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2007. Pp. xu, 396. $35.00 paperback.)The beginning of Richard Juliani's latest work overlaps the...
Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University
Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University. By Thomas Albert Howard. (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. 468. $135.00.)Reviewing a book devoted solely to Protestant theology in the nineteenth century would perhaps be odd...
Reforming Priests and Parishes: Tuscan Dioceses in the First Century of Seminary Education
Reforming Priests and Parishes: Tuscan Dioceses in the First Century of Seminary Education. By Kathleen M. Comerford. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Volume 27.] (Leiden: Brill. 2006. Pp. xx, 162. $118.00.)Those of us who have...
Religious and Laity in Western Europe, 1000-1400: Interaction, Negotiation, and Power
Religious and Laity in Western Europe, 1000-1400: Interaction, Negotiation, and Power. Edited by Emilia Jamroziak and Janet Burton. [Europa Sacra, Volume 2.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2006. Pp. xiv, 399. euro80.00.)This volume gathers together nineteen essays...
Religious Politics in Post-Reformation England: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Tyacke
Religious Politics in Post-Reformation England: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Tyacke. Edited by Kenneth Fincham and Peter Lake. [Studies in Modern British Religious History, Vol. 13.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 252. $85.00.)This...
Renaissance Education between Religion and Politics
Renaissance Education between Religion and Politics. By Paul F. Grendler. [Variorum Collected Studies Series, no. 845.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. x, 328. $114.95.)Anyone who in recent years has studied the history of...
San Rocco: Genesi E Prima Espansione Di Un Culto. Incontro Di Studio-Padova, 12-13 Febbraio 2004
San Rocco: Genesi e prima espansione di un culto. Incontro di studio-Padova, 12-13 febbraio 2004. Edited by Antonio Rigon and André Vauchez. [Subsidia hagiographica, 87.] (Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. 2006. Pp. x, 324; 32 plates. euro70,00 paperback.)According...
Santa Sede E Russia Da Leone XIII a Pio XI: Atti del Secondo Simposio Organizzato Dal Pontificio Comitato Di Scienze Storiche E dall'Istituto Di Storia Universale dell'Accademia Russa Delle Scienze, Vienna, 25-30 Aprile 2001
Santa Sede e Russia da Leone XIII a Pio XI: Atti del secondo Simposio organizzato dal Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche e dall'Istituto di Storia Universale dell'Accademia Russa delle Scienze, Vienna, 25-30 aprile 2001. Edited by Massimiliano Valente....
Sibilla Erithea Babilonica: Papsttum Und Prophetie Im 13. Jahrhundert
Sibilla Erithea Babilonica: Papsttum und Prophetie im 13. Jahrhundert. By Christian Jostmann. [Monumenta Gerrnaniae Historica: Schriften, Band 54.] (Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung. 2006. Pp. xviii, 549. euro60,00.)Jostmann's subject is a prophecy claiming...
Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250
Medieval Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250. By Florin Curta. [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xxviii, 496. $90.00 hardback; $34.99 paperback.)Curta's survey of the vast area he terms Southeastern...
Students and Teachers at the University of Paris: The Generation of 1500. A Critical Edition of Bibliothèque De l'Université De Paris (Sorbonne), Archives, Registres 89 and 90
Students and Teachers at the University of Paris: The Generation of 1500. A Critical Edition of Bibliothèque de l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Archives, Registres 89 and 90. Edited by James K. Farge, [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,...
The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament
Ancient Church The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament. By Clayton N. Jefford. (Peabody Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. 2006. Pp. xii, 267. $ 19-95 paperback.)This interesting volume seeks to draw together into a dialogue two bodies of literature...
The Cathedral of Saint Fin Barre at Cork: William Burges in Ireland
The Cathedral of Saint Fin Barre at Cork: William Burges in Ireland. By David Lawrence and Anne Wilson. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2006. Pp. 200, 120 illustrations, most in color. $55.00.)The Cathedral of Saint Fin Barre in Cork is a massive, beautiful,...
The Censorship and Fortuna of Platina's Lives of the Popes in the Sixteenth Century
The Censorship and Fortuna of Platina's Lives of the Popes in the Sixteenth Century. By Stefan Bauer. [Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 9.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2006. Pp. xvii, 390. euro70,00. ISBN-13:978-2-503-51814-5.)"Platina wrote not...
The Church and Galileo
THE CHURCH AND GALILEO The Church and Galileo. Edited by Ernan McMullin. [Studies in Science and the Humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.] (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. Pp. xii, 391. $60.00 cloth...
The Eighty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Chairman of the Committee on ProgramThe 2008 annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association convened on Thursday afternoon, January 3, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The meeting continued through...
The Eucharist in Romanesque France: Iconography and Theology
The Eucharist in Romanesque France: Iconography and Theology. By Elizabeth Saxon. (Rochester, NewYork:The Boydell Press. 2006.Pp.viii, 317, 25 black and white plates. $85.00.)Elizabeth Saxon nicely delineates the multifarious ways in which thinking about...
The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000
The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000. By Colin Kidd. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. viii, 309. $75.00 clothbound; $27.99 paperback.)Colin Kidd, known internationally as an authority on...
The Friend
The Friend. By Alan Bray. Edited by Mark D. Jordan. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 380. $22.50 paperback.)The late Alan Bray's study of friendships between persons of the same sex who chose to be buried together with...
The Jews in Mussolini's Italy: From Equality to Persecution
The Jews in Mussolini's Italy: From Equality to Persecution. By Michele Sarfatti.Translated by John and Anne C.Tedeschi. (Madison:The University of Wisconsin Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 419. $65.00 clothbound; $29-95 paperback.)When Michele Sarfatti's Gli...
The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship
The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship. By Megan Hale Williams. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. xu, 315. $45.00.)Jerome himself tells us that while he lived as a monk in the desert he took up...
The Naughty Canon of Catalonia and the Sack Friars: The Dynamics of "Passage" from Monk to Mendicant
This sordid tale of the runaway monk Ramon de Moranta during the tumultuous reign of King Jaume the Conqueror (1228-76) affords a glimpse into the intersecting worlds of the feudalistic Gregorian Reform, the cresting mendicantism of the doomed Friars...
The New Prophecy & "New Visions": Evidence of Montanism in the Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas
The New Prophecy & "New Visions": Evidence of Montanism in The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas. By Rex D. Butler. [Patristic Monograph Series, 18.] (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 211. $44.95 paperback.)The...
The Trial of the Templars
The Trial of the Templars. By Malcolm Barber. Second edition. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp.x, 398. $75.00 cloth; $27.99 paperback.)The first edition of this book (1978) is thirty years old, and as the author explains in both the new...
The World of Marsilius of Padua
The World of Marsilius of Padua. Edited by Gerson Moreno-Riaño. [Disputatio, volume 5.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 2006. Pp. xii, 279. euro60,00.)Marsilius of Padua was a radical critic of the fourteenth-century papacy and an early defender of the...
The World of the Luttrell Psalter
The World of the Luttrell Psalter. By Michelle P. Brown. (London: British Library, distributed by the University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. 96. $ 9-95 paperback.)In 2006 the British Library published a complete facsimile of the Luttrell Psalter, arguably...
The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City
The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City. By Pamela M. King. [Westfield Medieval Studies, Vol. 1.] (Rochester, New York: D. S. Brewer. 2006. Pp. x, 246. $80.00.)The text of the York mystery cycle has been much studied, with the surviving late...
Toleranz Und Gewalt. das Christentum Zwischen Bibel Und Schwert
Toleranz und Gewalt. Das Christentum zwischen Bibel und Schwert. By Arnold Angenendt. (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag. 2006. Pp. 797. euro24,80.)This highly significant book deals with the relationship of Christianity to the historical development of human...
Truman: Un Chrétien À la Maison Blanche
Truman: Un chrétien à la Maison Blanche. By Yves-Henri Nouailhat. [Petits Cerf-Histoire.] (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2007. Pp. 201. euro22,00 paperback.)Readers of this journal will no doubt find it a salutary thing when the influence and reality...
Universitäten Im Konfessionellen Zeitalter: Gesammelte Beiträge
Universitäten im konfessionellen Zeitalter: Gesammelte Beiträge. By Peter Baumgart. [Reformationsgeschichtliche Studien und Texte, Band 149.] (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag. 2006. Pp. x, 519. euro65,00 paperback. ISBN 3-402-03817-X.)This is a valuable...
Un Mariage Contesté: "L'union De la Cité et De la Ville Inférieure De Lausanne" (1481)
Un mariage contesté: "L'union de la Cité et de la ville inférieure de Lausanne" (1481). By Clémence Thévenaz Modestin. [Cahiers Lausannois d'histoire médiévale, 38.] (Lausanne : Université de Lausanne. 2006. Pp. 313. euro 24,00 paperback.)Even though...
Venantius Fortunatus, Gelegentlich Gedichte: Das Lyrische Werk, Die Vita Des Hl. Martin
Venantius Fortunatus, Gelegentlich Gedichte: Das lyrische Werk, Die Vita des hl. Martin. Translated, with Introduction and Commentary, by Wolfgang Fels. [Bibliothek der Mittellateinischen Literatur, Band 2.] (Stuttgart: Hiersemann. 2006. Pp. xlvi, 500....

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