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. 83, No. 4, October

After the Apostles: Christianity in the Second Century
After the Apostles: Christianity in the Second Century By Walter H. Wagner. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 1994. Pp. xvi, 287. Paperback.) The author maintains that there are no studies which tell the story of the challenges and leaders of the second...
A History of the Church in Ukraine, Volume I: To the End of the Thirteenth Century
A History of the Church in Ukraine, Volume I: To the End of the Thirteenth Century. By Sophia Senyk. [Orientalia Christiana Analecta, Volume 243.] (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale. 1993. Pp. xvi, 471. Paperback.) The author is a Basilian Sister of...
Antifraternalism and Anticlericalism in the German Reformation: Johann Eberlin Von Gunzburg and the Campaign against the Friars
Antifraternalism and Anticlericalism in the German Reformation: Johann Eberlin von Gunzburg and the Campaign against the Friars. By Geoffrey Dipple. [St.Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Brookfield,Vermont: Scolar Press,Ashgate Publishing Co....
Apologia del Beneficio De Christo E Altri Scritti Inediti
Apologia del Beneficio di Christo e altri scritti inediti, By Marcantonio Flaminio. Edited by Dario Marcatto. [Fondazione Luigi Firpo, Centro di Studi sul Pensiero Politico, Studi e Testi 5.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore. 1996. Pp. 225. Lire 50.000...
A Proper Dyaloge Betwene a Gentillman and an Husbandman
A Proper Dyaloge betwene a Gentillman and an Husbandman. Edited by Douglas H. Parker. (Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. 1996. Pp. ix, 291. $55.00.) This critical edition gives us a full introduction with commentary, glossary, and variants framing...
Art and Architecture in Byzantium and Armenia: Liturgical and Exegetical Approaches
Art and Architecture in Byzantium and Armenia: Liturgical and Exegetical Approaches. By Thomas E Mathews. [Variorum Collected Studies Series CS510.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Company. 1995. Pp. xii, 295. $124.95.) This is another...
Augustine. His Thoughts in Context
Augustine. His Thought in Context. By T. Kermit Scott. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 1995. Pp. iv, 253. $14.95.) Kermit Scott, a professor of philosophy in Purdue University, has written this general introduction to the thought of Augustine.The...
Baptism and Change in the Early Middle Ages, C. 200-C. 1150
Baptism and Change in the Early MIddle Ages, c. 200-c. 1150. By Peter Cramer. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 20.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1993. Pp. xx, 356. $59.95.) This book is part of a very distinguished...
Catholic Peacemakers: A Documentary History. Volume Two: From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century, Parts I and II
Catholic Peacemakers: A Documentary History. Volume Two: From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century, Parts I and II. Edited by Ronald G. Musto. [Garland Reference Library of the Humanities,Volume 1372.] (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1996. Pp....
Christendom and Its Discontents: Exclusion, Persecution, and Rebellion, 1000-1500
Christendom and Its Discontents: Exclusion, Persecution, and Rebellion, 1000-1500. Edited by Scott L.Waugh and Peter D. Diehl. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. viii, 376. $59.95.) This collection provides an excellent sampling of current...
Christianity in China
Introduction Thirty years ago, the study of the history of Christianity in China was still a peripheral field of mission history which was viewed from an overwhelmingly European perspective. The field was very marginal to the major concerns of China...
Christianity in China from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Christianity in China from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Edited by Daniel H. Bays. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1996. Pp. xxiii, 483. $55.00.) This pathbreaking volume is one of the latest products of the History of Christianity in...
Church and Society in Byzantium under the Comneni, 1081-1261
Church and Society in Byzantium under the Comneni, 1081-1261. By Michael Angold. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. svi, 604. $89.95.) This massive work of over 600 pages is an ambitious overview of the inner history and development of...
Church and State in Bourbon Mexico: The Diocese of Michoacan 1749-1810
Church and State in Bourbon Mexico:The Diocese of Michoacan 1749-1810. By D. A. Brading. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp.xiii, 300.) Church and State in Bourbon Mexico is largely based on material which Brading collected in Mexico in...
Cross Cultural Convergence in the Crusader Period: Essays Presented to Aryeh Grabois on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday
Cross Cultural Convergence in the Crusader Period: Essays Presented to Aryeh Grabois on his Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Edited by Michael Goodich, Sophia Menache and Sylvia Schein. (New York: Peter Lang. 1995. Pp. xxvii, 334. $69.95.) Cross Cultural Convergences...
Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration: Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages
Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration: Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Doris Edel. (Portland, Oregon: Four Courts Press, c/o ISBS. 1995. Pp. 208. $49.50.) Because of its vague title, I expected this collection of essays to...
Culture and Religion in Merovingian Gaul, A.D. 481-751
Culture and Religion in Merovingian Gaul, A.D. 481- 751. By Yitzhak Hen. [Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions: Medieval and Early Modern Peoples, Volume 1.] (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1995. Pp. xiv, 308. $80.00.) Dr. Hen utilizes an impressive array of sources...
Eastern Christian Worlds
Eastern Christian Worlds. By Mahmoud Zibawi. Translated from French by Madeleine Beaumont. (Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press. 1995. Pp. 272; color pls. 96, b/w figs. 188. $99.95.) In A.D. 451, the Council of Chalcedon was convened to resolve...
El Solar Carmelitano De San Juan De la Cruz: La Antigua Provincia De Castilla (1416-1836)
El Solar Carmelitano de San Juan de la Cruz: La antigua provincia de Castilla (1416-1836). By Pablo Maria Garrido, O.Carm. (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos. 1996. Pp. lift, 381.) The Spanish Carmelites of the Ancient Observance, sometimes referred...
Gender and Heresy: Women and Men in Lollard Communities, 1420-1530
Gender and Heresy: Women and Men in Lollard Communities, 1420-1530. By Shannon McSheffrey. [Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1995. Pp. xiii, 253. $38.95 cloth; $18.95 paperback.) Shannon McSheffrey's detailed study...
Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertine Order, C. 1130-C. 1300
Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertine Order c. 1130-c. 1300. By Brian Golding. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 508. $95.00.) The Gilbertine Order has finally received the extensive study it deserves with Golding's...
Gnostic Truth and Christian Heresy. A Study in the History of Gnosticism
Gnostic Truth and Christian Heresy. A Study in the History of Gnosticism. By Alastair H. B. Logan. (Edinburgh: T & T Clark. Order from Books International, Inc., Herndon,Virginia. 1996. Pp. xxiv, 373; 2 plates. $49.95.) Historical criticism of the...
History and Religion in Late Antique Syria
History and Religion in Late Antique Syria. By Han J.W Drijvers. [Variorum Collected Studies Series, 464.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1994. Pp. xii, 305. $87.50.) Professor Drijvers has had a remarkable career at the University...
History of Paradise: The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition
History of Paradise: The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition. By Jean Delumeau. Translated by Matthew O'Connell. (New York: Continuum Books. 1995. Pp. x, 276. $29.50.) In this volume Professor Jean Delumeau announces a new direction for his ongoing...
History of the Catholic Church in Jamaica
History of the Catholic Church in Jamaica. By Francis J. Osborne, SJ. (Chicago: Loyola University Press. 1988. Pp. xii, 532. $12.95.) Father Osborne's history is a very important contribution to the knowledge of this Caribbean island. Not much has been...
Italia Ascetica Atque Monastica: Das Asketen- Und Monchtum in Italien Von Den Anfangen Bis Zur Zeit der Langobarden (Ca. 150/250-604)
Italia ascetica atque monastica: Das Asketen- und M6nchtum in Italien von den Anfngen bis zur Zeit der Langobarden (ca. 150/250-604). By Georg Jenal. [Monographien zur Geschichte des Mittelalters, Band 39, I and II.] (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. 1995....
Japan and Christianity: Impacts and Responses
Japan and Christianity: Impacts and Responses. Edited by John Breen and Mark Williams. (New York: St. Martin's Press. 1996. Pp. xiii, 189. $49.95.) This significant volume brings together ten papers delivered at an international conference on Christianity...
Jesuit Missionary Letters from Mindanao. Volume Two: The Zamboanga-Basi-Lan-Jolo Mission
Jesuit Missionary Letters from Mindanao. Volume Two: The Zamboanga-Basilan-Jolo Mission. Edited, Translated, and Annotated by Jose S. Arcilla, SJ. (Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Province Archives of the Society of Jesus. 1993. Pp. xxxii, 564....
Laienfrommigkeit Im Spaten Mittelalter: Formen, Funktionen, Politischsoziale Zusammenhange
Laienfrommigkeit im spaten Mittelalter: Formen, Funktionen, politischsoziale Zusammenhange. Edited by Klaus Schreiner with the aid of Elisabeth Muller-Luckner. [Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien, 20.] (Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag. 1992....
La Parrocchia Nel Medio Evo: Economia, Scambi, Solidarieta
La Parrocchia nel Medio Evo: Economia, Scambi, Solidarieta. Edited by Agostino Paravicini Bagliani and Veronique Pasche. [Italia Sacra: Studi e documenti di storia ecclesiastica,Vol. 53.] (Rome: Herder Editrice e Libreria. 1995. Pp. xvii, 325. Lire 112.000...
Late Merovingian France: History and Hagiography, 640-720
Late Merovingian France: History and Hagiography, 640-720. By Paul Fouracre and Richard A. Gerberding. [Manchester Medieval Sources Series.] (Manchester: Manchester University Press. Distributed by St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference Division,...
L'Eglise et le Droit Dans le Midi (XIIIe-XIVe Siecles)
L'eglise et le droit dans le Midi (X111-XIV siecles). [Cahiers de Fanjeaux No. 29. Collection d'histoire religieuse du Languedoc aux XII et XIV siecles.] (Toulouse: Editions Privat. 1994. Pp. 448.165 F paperback.) This volume is a collection of papers...
Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in Eighteenth Century Mexico
Magistrates of the Sacred: Priests and Parishioners in Eighteenth Century Mexico. By William B.Taylor. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1996. Pp. xv, 868. $75.00.) Massive is the word which springs to mind in considering William B.Taylor's most...
Medieval Canon Law
Medieval Canon Law. By James A. Brundage. [The Medieval World.] (New York: Longman. 1995. Pp. xii, 260. $12.99 paperback.) In the course of the last fifty years American historians of the Middle Ages have come to realize the remarkable role canon law...
Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Book of Essays
Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam:A Book of Essays. Edited by John Victor Tolan. [Garland's Medieval Casebooks, Vol. 10; Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1768.] (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1996. Pp. xi, 414. $60.00.) In...
Nicolaus Minorita: Chronica. Documentation on Pope John XXII, Michael of Cesena and the Poverty of Christ with Summaries in English. A Source Book
Nicolaus Minorita: Chronica. Documentation on Pope John XXII, Michael of Cesena and the Poverty of Christ with Summaries in English. A Source Book. Edited by Gedeon Gal, O.EM., and David Flood, O.EM. (St. Bonaventure, New York: Franciscan Institute Publications....
Noah's Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought
Noah's Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought. By Norman Cohn. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 1996. Pp. xiv, 154. $25.00.) Norman Cohn, Astor-Wolfson Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex, has written an excellent, but all too brief,...
Obituary: Robert F Byrnes, December 30, 1917-June 19, 1997
Robert E Byrnes, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, died on June 19 at Ocean Isle, North Carolina, where he was taking part in an annual family gathering. In his last book, VO. Kliuchevskii: Historian of Russia (Indiana University...
Orders of Knighthood and of Merit: The Pontifical, Religious and Secularised Catholic-Founded Orders, and Their Relationship to the Apostolic See
Orders of Knighthood and of Merit: The Pontifical, Religious and Secularised Catholic-founded Orders, and their relationship to the Apostolic See. By Peter Bander van Duren. (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire: Colin Smythe. Distributed by Oxford University...
Patrons and Defenders: The Saints in the Italian City-States
Patrons and Defenders: The Saints in the Italian City-states. By Diana Webb. [International Library of Historical Studies, Volume 4.] (London and New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers. Distributed by St. Martin's Press, New York. 1996. Pp. vii, 343. $55.00.)...
Possessing the Land: Aragon's Expansion into Islam's Ebro Frontier under Alfonso the Battler, 1104-1134
Possessing the Land:Aragon's Expansion into Islam's Ebro Frontier under Alfonso the Battler, 1104-1134. By Clay Stalls. [The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1453,Volume 7.] (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1995. Pp. xv, 337.$115.50.)...
Processus Bernardi Delitiosi: The Trial of Fr. Bernard Delicieux, 3 September-8 December 1319
Processus Bernardi Delitiosi: The Trial of Fr. Bernard Delicieux, 3 September-8 December 1319. By Alan Friedlander. [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society,Vol. 86, Pt. 1.] (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. 1996. Pp. xii, 393....
Religion and Devotion in Europe, C. 1215-C. 1515
Religion and Devotion in Europe, c. 1215-c. 1515. By R. N. Swanson. [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks.] (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xv, 377. $69.95 clothbound; $18.95 paperback.) This volume presents a general survey of Latin Christianity...
Remembering Kings Past: Monastic Foundation Legends in Medieval Southern France
Remembering Kings Past: Monastic Foundation Legends in Medieval Southern France. By Amy G. Remensnyder. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1995. Pp. xv, 355. $49.95.) Monks of the eleventh and twelfth centuries imaginatively recreated their...
Roma Nei Caraibi: L'organizzazione Delle Missioni Cattoliche Nelle Antille E in Guyana (1635-1675)
Roma nei Caraibi: L'organizzazione delle missioni cattoliche nelle Antille e in Guyana (1635-1675). By Giovanni Pizzorusso. [Collection de l'Ecole francaise de Rome, 207.] (Rome: Ecole francaise de Rome. 1995. Pp. xv, 366.) This is a scholarly work that...
Samtliche Werke: Lateinisch/deutsch, VI
Samtliche Werke: lateinisch/deutsch, VI. By Bernhard von Clairvaux. Edited by Gerhard B.Winkler. (Innsbruck:Tyrolia-Verlag. 1995. Pp. 711. 980 oS; 138,DM.) Bernard's sermons 39 to 86 on the Song of Songs are translated into German in this hefty volume.The...
Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late Antique City
Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late Antique City. By Derek Krueger. With English translation of the Life of Symeon the Holy Fool. [Transformation of the Classical Heritage,XXV.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1996. Pp. xvi,...
Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights: Images of the Military Orders, 1128-1291
Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights: Images of the Military Orders, 1128-1291. By Helen Nicholson. (New York: Leicester University Press. Distributed in the United States and Canada by St. Martin's Press, New York. 1995. Pp. xvi, 207. $59.00...
The Archaeology of Early Christianity: A History
The Archaeology of Early Christianity.'A History. By William H. C. Frend. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 1996. Pp. xix, 412; 3 plans, 8 maps, 16 b/w figures, 10 color figures. $39.00.) Reverend Professor W H. C. Frend, D.D., EB.A., Professor Emeritus...
The Boundaries of Charity: Cistercian Culture and Ecclesiastical Reform, 1098-1180
The Boundaries of Charity: Cistercian Culture and Ecclesiastical Reform, 1098-1180. By Martha G. Newman. [Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture.] (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1996. Pp. xx, 388. $49.50.) The Cistercian Order in the twelfth century...
The Catholic Church in Haiti: Political and Social Change
The Catholic Church in Haiti: Political and Social Change. By Anne Greene. (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. 1993. Pp. vii, 312. $28.95.) Paradoxically Haiti's history is richer than the country itself. Not much is scientificaly known about...
The Early Byzantine Churches of Cilicia and Isauria
The Early Byzantine Churches of Cilicia and Isauria. By Stephen Hill. [Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Monographs,Volume 1.] (Brookfield,Vermont:Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1996. Pp. xxvi, 280, 62 figures, 127 plates. $94.95.) The Roman province...
"The Gentle Voices of Teachers": Aspects of Learning in the Carolingian Age
"The Gentle Voices of Teachers":Aspects of Learning in the Carolingian Age. Edited by Richard E. Sullivan. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 1995. Pp. xiv, 361. $49.50 clothbound; $18.50 paperback.) This book grew out of six papers read at a conference...
The Lives of Simeon Stylites
The Lives of Simeon Stylites. Translated with an Introduction by Robert Doran. [Cistercian Studies Series, Number 112.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan:: Cistercian Publications. 1992. Pp. iv, 241. $36.95 cloth; $15.95 paperback.) Simeon Stylites was one of the...
The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy
The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy By Virginia Burrus. [Transformation of the Classical Heritage, Vol. XXIV.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995. Pp. xi, 252. $45.00.) Using the distinction between...
The Medieval Church in Scotland
The Medieval Church in Scotland. By Ian B. Cowan. Edited by James Kirk. (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. 1995. Pp. xv, 254.25.00) Co-ordinated scholarship has achieved a renaissance of Scottish historical studies: combined efforts have blossomed...
The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
The New Knighthood:A History of the Order of the Temple. By Malcolm Barber. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xxii, 441; 14 figures, 17 plates. $69.95.) There has long been a need for an up-to-date and reliable history of the Order of...
The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai
The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai. By Herman of Tournai.Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Lynn H. Nelson. [Medieval Texts in Translation.] (Washington, D.C.:The Catholic University of America Press. 1996. Pp. xxix,...
The Rise of Christianity. A Sociologist Reconsiders History
The Rise of Christianity. A Sociologist Reconsiders History. By Rodney Stark. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1996. Pp. xiv, 246. $24.95.) Ever since Luke decided that it was time for him to create order in the confusion surrounding the early...
The Rise of Western Christendom. Triumph and Diversity, AD 200-1000
The Rise of Western Christendom. Triumph and Diversity, AD 200-1000. By Peter Brown. [The Making of Europe.] (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers. 1996. Pp. xvii, 353. $24.95.) No historian has been more apt to surprise his readers than Peter...
The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England 1541-1588. "Our Way of Proceeding?"
The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England 1541-1588. "Our Way of Proceeding? By Thomas M. McCoog, SJ. [Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, Volume IX.] (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1996. Pp. xiii, 316; 7 plates.) This highly significant...
The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520-1725
The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520-1725. Edited by Margaret Spufford. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xx, 459. $79.95.) In The World of Rural Dissenters Margaret Spufford has put together a volume of material with much greater coherence...
Tradition and Authority in the Reformation
Tradition and Authority in the Reformation. By Scott H. Hendrix. [Collected Studies Series, CS 535.] (Brookfield,Vermont:Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1996. Pp. xii, 330. $89.95.) Seventeen previously published articles and chapters are organized...
Veiled Desire: Augustine on Women
Veiled Desire: Augustine on Women. By Kim Power. (New York: Continuum. 1996. Pp. xi, 328. $27.50.) Kim Power suggests (p. 17) that St. Augustine of Hippo might not only have been the first psychologist but also the first postmodernist, for his work can...
Visitas Pastorales De Valencia (Siglos XIV-XV)
Visitas pastorales de Valencia (Siglos XIV-XV). By M. Milagros Carcel Orti y Jose Vicente Bosca Codina. [Facultad de Teologia San Vicente Ferrer, Series valentina, XVIII.] (Valencia: Universitat de Valencia, Facultat de Geografia i Historia, Departament...

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