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. 84, No. 4, October

A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence
A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence. By Jeffrey Burton Russell. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1997. Pp. xv, 220. $24.95.) In his preface Jeffrey Burton Russell states that he hopes "this present book will be a prolegomenon to a detailed,...
Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint
Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint. By Cecilia Ferrazzi. Transcribed, Translated, and Edited by Anne Jacobson Schutte. [The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe.] (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1996. Pp. xxxi, 101. $30.00 clothbound; $14.95...
Bettelorden in Stadt Und Land: Die Strassburger Mendikantenkonvente Und das Elsass Im Spatmittelalter
Bettelorden in Stadt und Land: Die Strassburger Mendikantenkonvente und das Elsass im Spatmittelalter. By Andreas Ruther. [Berliner Historische Studien, Band 26; Ordensstudien XI.] (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. 1997. Pp. 517;17 graphs and maps. DM...
Bishop Lynch's Civil War Pamphlet on Slavery
David C.R. Heisser* President Jefferson Davis in 1864 appointed Bishop Patrick Neison Lynch of Charleston, South Carolina, to be Commissioner of the Confederate States of America to the States of the Church. An ardent Confederate, Bishop Lynch undertook...
Cassian the Monk
Cassian the Monk. By Columba Stewart, O.S.B. [Oxford Studies in Historical Theology.] (NewYork: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 286. $60.00.) John Cassian (c. 365-435) was one of the most prolific and influential writers of early monasticism....
Conciliarism and Papalism
Conciliarism and Papalism. Edited by J. H. Burns and Thomas M. Izbicki. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1997. Pp. xxxiii, 315. $59.95 hardcover; $22.95 paperback.) Nearly a century after conciliarism's high-water mark at Constance, followed by...
Die Register Innocenz' III.7. Band: 7. Pontifikatsjahr, 1204/1205. Texte Und Indices
Die Register Innocenz' III. 7. Band: 7. Ponttfikatsjahr, 1204/1205. Texte und Indices. Edition supervised by Othmar Hageneder. Edited by Andrea Sommerlechner and Herwig Weigl, together with Christoph Egger and Rainer Muraurer. (Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen...
El Renacimiento Y la Otra Espana: Vision Cultural Socioespiritual
El Renacimiento y la otra Espana Visi6n Cultural Soctoespiritual. By Jose C. Nieto. [Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, No. CCCXV] (Geneva: Librairie Droz, S.A. 1997. Pp. 855.) In the last few decades, and continuing into the most recent years, the...
El Santuario Y El Camarin De la Virgen De la Pena De Sepulveda
El santuario yy el camarin de la Virgen de la Pena de Sepulveda. By Antonio Linage Conde, Marta Alvargonzalez, Herminda Cubilla Gonzalo, Raul Gorriti Yanguas, and Amalia Maria Yuste Galan. (Sepulveda: Hermandad de Nuestra Senora de la Virgen de la Pena...
English Episcopal Acta, Volume 13: Worcester 1218-1268
English Episcopal Acta,Volume 13: Worcester 1218-1268. Edited by Philippa M. Hoskin. (New York: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press. 1997. Pp. liv, 192. $40.00.) In this volume Dr. Hoskin provides historians access to the surviving...
Eternity in Time: Christopher Dawson and the Catholic Idea of History
Eternity in Time: Christopher Dawson and the Catholic Idea of History. Edited by Stratford Caldecott and John Morrill. (Edinburgh: T & T Clark. 1997. Pp. 214. $39.95.) Christopher Dawson (1889-1970), although perhaps one of the century's more important...
For Whom There Is No Room: Scenes from the Refugee World
For Whom There Is No Room. Scenes from the Refugee World. By Eileen Egan. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 1995. Pp. vi, 374. $19.95.) In June, 1998, Pope John Paul II sent a message of congratulations to the Catholic community of Kazakhstan on the...
Freedom and Religion in the Nineteenth Century
Freedom and Religion in the Nineteenth Century. Edited by Richard Helmstadter. [The Making of Modern Freedom Series.] (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 446. $55.00.) This important volume, part of a series exploring the concept of...
Histoire Du Christianisme Des Origines a Nos Jours
Histoire du Christianisme des origines a nos jours. Sous la direction de JeanMarie Mayeur, Charles et Luce Pietri,Andre Vauchez, Marc Venard. Tome IX: Lge de raison (1620-1750) sous la responsabilite de Marc Venard. (Paris: Desclee. 1997. Pp. 1216. 480...
Historia del Sinodo De Los Obispos
Historia del Sinodo de los Obispos. By Manuel Alcala, S.I. (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos. 1996. Pp. xxiii, 508.) This historical account, even journalistic in the very best sense, covers fifteen assemblies of the postconciliar Synod of Bishops...
Historical Dictionary of Catholicism
Historical Dictionary of Catholicism. By William J. Collinge. [Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, No. 12.] (Lanham, Maryland:The Scarecrow Press. 1997. Pp. xx, 551. $58.00.) This is a historical dictionary of Catholicism,...
Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church
Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church. By Michael Prokurat, Alexander Golitzin, and Michael D. Peterson. [Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, No. 9.] (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. 1996. Pp. xvii, 440. $89.00.) Students of the Christian...
History of Vatican II, Vol. I: Announcing and Preparing Vatican Council II: Toward a New Era in Catholicism
History of Vatican II, Vol. I: Announcing and Preparing Vatican Council II.' Toward a New Era in Catholicism. Edited by Giuseppe Alberigo; English version edited by Joeph A. Komonchak. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis; Leuven, Belgium: Peeters. 1995. Pp....
Im Schatten der Confessio Augustana: Die Religionsverhandlungen Des Augsburger Reichstages 1530 Im Historischen Kontext
Im Schatten der Confessio Augustana: Die Religionsverhandlungen des Augsburger Reichstages 1530 im historischen Kontext. Edited by Herbert Immenk*tter and Gunther Wenz. [Reformationsgeschictliche Studien und Texte, Band 136.] (Minster:Aschendorff 1997....
Indulgences and Saintly Devotionalisms in the Middle Ages
ROBERT W. SHAFFERN* Indulgences, which were (and still are) remissions of temporal penalty for sin granted by the episcopal authority of the Catholic Church, have long been associated with mechanicalism, decadence, and formalism in later medieval Christianity.1...
I Tempi del Concilio: Religioine, Cultura E Societa nell'Europa Tridentina
I tempi del Concilio. Religione, cultura e societd nell Europa tridentina. Edited by Cesare Mozzarelli and Danilo Zardin. ["Europa delle Corti: Centro studi sulle societa di antico regime. Biblioteca del Cinquecento, 70.] (Rome: Bulzoni Editore. 1997....
Konrad Von Urach (1227): Zahringer, Zisterzienser, Kardinallegat
Konrad von Urach (t1227): Zahringer, Zisterzienser, Kardinallegat. By Falko Neininger. [Quellen und Forschungen aus dem Gebiet der Geschichte, Neue Folge, Heft 17.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1994. Pp. 618. Paperback) The detailed biography of...
Koptische Kirche Und Reichskirche: Altes Schisma Und Neuer Dialog
Koptische Kirche und Reichskirche. Altes Schisma und neuer Dialog. By Dietmar W Winkler. [Innsbrucker theologische Studien, Band 48.] (Innsbruck: Tyrolia Verlag. 1997. Pp. 367. OS 480,-;DM 68,-;SFr 65.) This book, produced as a dissertation for the Catholic...
La Compagnia Di Gesu nell'Impero Russo (1772-1820) E la Sua Parte Nella Restaurazione Generale Della Compagnia
La Compagnia di Gesu nelllmpero Russo (1772-1820) e la sua parte nella restaurazione generale della Compagnia. By Marek Inglot, SJ. [Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Miscellanea Historiae Pontificiae, Vol. 63.] (Rome: Editrice Pontificia Universita...
Landmarking: City, Church & Jesuit Urban Strategy
Landmarking: City, Church &Jesuit Urban Strategy. By Thomas M. Lucas, SJ. (Chicago: Loyola Press. 1997. Pp. xvi, 244. $34.95.) Two distinct areas of inquiry-the history of the Society of Jesus and the history of Roman urbanism-meet in Thomas M. Lucas's...
La Vie d'Etienne le Jeune Par Etienne le Diacre: Introduction, Edition et Traduction
La vie d'Etienne le Jeune par Etienne le Diacre. Introduction, edition et traduction. By Marie-France Auzepy. [Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Monographs. Volume 3.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorium, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1997. Pp. x, 357. $72.95.)...
L'Ordre De Saint [siC!] Claire a Bordeaux Avant la Revolution (1239-1580)
L'Ordre de Saint [sic!] Claire a Bordeaux avant la Revolution (1239-1580). By Hugues Dedieu, O.EM. [Editiones Archivum Franciscanum Historicum.] (Grottaferrata [Roma]: Collegio S. Bonaventura. 1996. Pp. 180. Paperback.) In a period in which the lives...
Los Carmelitas: Historia De la Orden del Carmen. VI: Figuras del Carmelo
Los Carmelitas:Historia de la Orden del Carmen. VI:Figuras del Carmelo. By Ismael Martinez Carretero, O.Carm. (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos. 1996. Pp. li, 548. 3,365 ptas.) This volume appears as an addition and culmination to the Spanish...
Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II
Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II. By Jonathan Kwitny. (New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1997. Pp. xii, 754. $30.00.) Jonathan Kwitny, for many years a feature writer for the Wall Street Journal, has with Man of the Century:...
Monuments of Endlese Labours: English Canonists and Their Work, 1300-1900
Monuments of Endlese Labours: English Canonists and Their Work, 13001900. By J. H. Baker. (Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press with the Ecclesiastical Law Society. 1998. Pp. xx, 188. $45.00.) English lawyers have not been known for their contributions...
"Muerent Les Moignes!" la Revolte De Payerne (1420)
"Muerent les moignes!" La revolte de Payerne (1420). By Matthias Wirz. [Cahiers Lausannois d'histoire medievale, Vol. 19.] (Lausanne: Section d'histoire, Faculte des Lettres, Universite de Lausanne. 1997. Pp. 336.) On a Sunday in May, 1420, the cry,"Death...
Obituary
Earl Francis Niehaus, S.M., died of cancer on July 26,1998, in New Orleans. He was born on January 6,1924, in Wheeling, West Virginia, and completed the last two years of high school and the first two years of college at the minor seminary of the Marist...
Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman
Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman. By Joyce E. Salisbury. (New York: Routledge. 1997. Pp. ix, 228. $19.95 paperback.) The martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas (not "Felicity, please!) has been the subject of many scholarly...
Pope Urban II, the "Collectio Britannica", and the Council of Melfi (1089)
Pope Urban II, The "Collectio Britannica", and the Council of Melfi (1089). By Robert Somerville, with the collaboration of Stephan Kuttner. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1996. Pp. xxii, 318. $98.00.) The Collectio Britannica is...
Portals, Pilgrimage, and Crusade in Western Tuscany
Portals, Pilgrimage, and Crusade in Western Tuscany. By Dorothy E Glass. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1997. Pp. xvii, 145. $39.50.) This small book examines nine closely-related, twelfth-century narrative reliefs, most above entrance portals...
Prefaces to Canon Law Books in Latin Christianity: Selected Translations, 500-1245
Prefaces to Canon Law Books in Latin Christianity: Selected Translations, 500-1245. Commentary and translations by Robert Somerville and Bruce C. Brasington. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 1998. Pp. viii, 247. $30.00.) Canon law defines the institutional...
Priests and Prelates of Armagh in the Age of Reformations, 1518-1558
Priests and Prelates of Armagh in the Age of Reformations, 1518-1558. By Henry A. Jefferies. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed by International Scholarly Book Services, Portland, Oregon. 1997. Pp. 213. $49.95.) This is a solid contribution to the...
Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland: From the Glorious Revolution to the Decline of Empire
Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland: From the Glorious Revolution to the Decline of Empire. By David Hempton. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. xii, 191. $49.95 hardback; $16.95 paperback.) This book is based on the Cadbury...
Robert Parsons and English Catholicism, 1580-1610
Robert Parsons and English Catholicism, 1580-1610. By Michael L. Carrafiello. (Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press; London:Associated University Press. 1998. Pp. 186. $34.50.) The past decade has witnessed a resurgence of scholarly interest in...
Sacred Games: A History of Christian Worship
Sacred Games: A History of Christian Worship. By Bernhard Lang. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 527. $40.00.) This is no ordinary history of Christian worship. Lang, professor of religion at the University of Paderborn, is not so much...
Stift Und Stadt: Das Heiliggrabpriorat Von Santa Anna Und das Regularkanonikerstift Santa Euladia del Camp Im Mittelalterlichen Barcelona (1145-1423)
Stift und Stadt. Das Heiliggrabpriorat von Santa Anna und das Regular kanonikerstift Santa Eulalia del Camp im mittelalterlichen Barcelona (1145-1423). By Nikolas Jaspert. [Berliner Historische Studien, Band 24. Ordernsstudien, X.] (Berlin: Duncker &...
The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England C. 1530-1740
The Christian's ABC Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740. By Ian Green. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1996. Pp. xiv,767. $125.00.) It has been two decades since Jean Delumeau drew attention to the parallel efforts...
The Death Penalty: An Historical and Theological Survey
The Death Penalty. An Historical and Theological Survey. By James T. Megivern. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 641. $29.95.) Capital punishment, like slavery, was one of those institutions of Roman law that the early Christians accepted...
The English Reformation and the Laity: Gloucestershire, 1540-1580
The English Reformation and the Laity: Gloucestershire, 1540-1580. By Caroline Litzenberger. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1997. Pp. xvii, 218. $54.95.) This important new book studies the...
The Formation of a Medieval Church: Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 950-1150
The Formation of a Medieval Church: Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 9501150. By Maureen C. Miller. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1993. Pp. xx, 216. $35.00.) This tidy book offers a clear description of the evolution of ecclesiastical...
The Influence of the Jesuits on the Curriculum of the Diocesan Seminary of Fiesole, 1636-1646
KATHLEEN M. COMERFORD* Both Protestant and Catholic Reformers considered educational changes to be integral for ensuring the effectiveness and continuation of the Reformations. In particular, religious leaders recognized that the clergy's education must...
The Ladies of Zamora
The Ladies of Zamora. By Peter Linehan. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 1997. Pp. xvi, 192. $35.00.) Set in the second half of the thirteenth century, this narrative of conflict between the newly established mendicant Order...
The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays
The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages A Book of Essays. Edited by Maryjane Dunn and Linda Kay Davidson. [Garland Reference Library of the Humanities,Volume 1829. Garland Medieval Casebooks,Volume 17.] (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1996....
The Reception of the Church Fathers in the West: From the Carolingians to the Maurists
The Reception of the Church Fathers in the West.From the Carolingians to the Maurists. Edited by Irena Backus. 2 vols. (Leiden: E.J. Brill. 1997. Pp. xxix, 469; vii, 470-1078. $338.50.) It would be impossible to write a comprehensive history of the reception...
The Register of John Waltham, Bishop of Salisbury, 1388-1395 / the Register of William Melton, Archbishop of York, 1317-1340, Volume IV
The Register of John Waltham, Bishop of Salisbury, 1388-1395. Edited by T. C. B. Timmins. [The Canterbury and York Society, Vol. LXXX.] (Woodbridge, Suffolk, and Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 1994. Pp. xxiv, 331. $45.00/s25.00. The Register...
The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles
The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles. By Ronald C. Finucane. (NewYork: St. Martin's Press. 1997. Pp. xii, 268. $49.95.) In recent years, historians have discovered the value of medieval miracle collections as a rich source...
The World of the Early Christians
The World of the Early Christians. By Joseph F Kelly. [Message of the Fathers of the Church, Volume 1.] (Collegeville, Minnesota: A Michael Glazier Book, The Liturgical Press. 1997. Pp, xvi, 231. $22.95 paperback.) The World of the Early Christians is...
Tibet. the Jesuit Century
Tibet. The Jesuit Century. By Philip Caraman, SJ. [Number 20 in Series 4: Studies in Jesuit Topics.] (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources. 1997. Pp. viii, 154. $14.95 paperback.) This short study describes the perilous journeys of Jesuits during the...
Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation
Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation. Edited by Ole Peter Grell and Bob Scribner. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. x, 294.) Accepted theories about the growth of tolerance through the Renaissance and Reformation are corrected...
Varieties of Ultramontanism
Varieties of Ultramontanism. Edited by Jeffrey von Arx, SJ. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1998. Pp. viii, 152. $34.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) Ultramontanism is among those big categories that are at once unavoidable...
Violence and Daily Life. Reading, Art, and Polemics in the Citeaux Moralia in Job
Violence and Daily Life. Reading, Art, and Polemics in the Citeaux Moralia in Job. By Conrad Rudolph. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1997. Pp. xii, 145; 59 illustrations.) Conrad Rudolph's new book presents an interpretation of the decoration...
Viterbo: Profile of a Thirteenth-Century Papal Palace
Viterbo: Profile of a Thirteenth-Century Papal Palace. By Gary M. Radke. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. xx, 354. $85.00.) This volume is a study of the papal palace of Viterbo as an architectural artifact as well as in the context of...
Vom Apostelkonzil Zum Ersten Vatikanum: Studien Zur Geschichte der Konzilsidee
Vom Apostelkonzil zum Ersten Vatikanum: Studien zur Geschichte der Konzilsidee. By Hermann Josef Sieben. [Konziliengeschichte, Reihe B: Untersuchungen.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1996. Pp. xii, 600.) Although the author addresses issues covering...
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