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. 85, No. 4, October

Acton and History
Acton and History. By Owen Chadwick. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. )dv, 270. $49.95 -) Owen Chadwick is among the eminent historians of our time. For nearly a half century we have enjoyed the fruits of his wide-ranging curiosity in...
A Nemet Lovagrend Alkonya
FONT, MARTA. A nemet lovagrend alkonya [Twilight of the Order of the German Knights]. (Pecs: Egyctemi Nyomda [University Press]. 1997. Pp. 150.) This book is a revised version of a work completed in 1989. The author has taken into consideration the results...
Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998: The Mote and the Beam
Anti-Catbolicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998.- The Mote and the Beam. By John D. Brewer with Garth I. Higgins. (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc. 1998. Pp. xi, 248. $69.95.) John Brewer, professor of sociology in Queen's University, Belfast, distinguishes...
A Time of Silence: Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain, 1936-1945
A Time of Silence: Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain, 1936-1945. By Michael Richards. [Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. xii,314.$59.95.) This heavily...
Betrayal of the Innocents: Desire, Power, and the Catholic Church in Spain
Betrayal of the Innocents- Desire, Power, and the Catholic Church in Spain. By Timothy Mitchell. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1998. Pp. vii, 178. $39,95 clothbound; $16,50 paperback.) Interpretations of the past sweeping over the...
Between Kyiv and Constantinople: Oleksander Lototsky and the Quest for Ukrainian Autocephaly
PARTYKEVICH, ANDRE. Between Kyiv and Constantinople: Oleksander Lototsky and the Quest for Ukrainian Aut)cep)ba. [Church Studies Papers.] (Edmonton, Alberta: Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies. 1998. Pp. xvii, 101. $14.95 paper.) During the early...
Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People
Boston Catholics.-A History of The Church and Its People. By Thomas H. O'Connor. (Boston: Northeastern University Press. 1998. Pp. xvi, 358. $28-95 .) Writing a history of the Catholic Church in Boston is a challenge for any historian; for Thomas H....
Britain and Early Christian Europe: Studies in Early Medieval History and Culture
Britain and Early Christian Europe: Studies in Early Medieval History and Culture. By Patrick Sims-Williams. [Variorum Collected Studies Series,] (Brookfield,Vermont: Variorum,Ashgate Publishing Company. 1995. Pp. x, 337.) This collection brings together...
Building a Protestant Left: Christianity and Crisis Magazine, 1941-1993
Building a Protestant Left: Christianity and Crisis Magazine, 1941-1993. By Mark Hulsether. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. 1999. Pp. xxxix, 374. $38.00.) Reinhold Niebuhr founded Christianity and Crisis magazine in 1941 in order to combat...
Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries
Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries. By Ramsay MacMullen. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 1997. Pp. vi,282.$32.00.) In Christianizing the Roman Empire (1984), Ramsay MacMullen discussed the growth of Christianity and the suppression...
Concilio E Papato Nel Rinascimento (1449-1516): Un Problema Irrisolto
Concilio e papato nel Rinaschnento (1449-1516): Un problema irrisolto. By Aldo Landi. [Studi Storici.] (Turin: Claudiana Editrice. 1997. Pp. 472, with 70 illustrations apart from the text, of which 15 are in full color, and 32 illustrations in the text....
Discorso Sopra la Corte Di Roma
COMMENDONE, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO. Discorso sopra la corte di Roma. Edited by Cesare Mozzarelli. ["Europa delle Corti,"Centro studi sulle societa di antico regime, Biblioteca del Cinquecento, 68.] (Rome: Bulzoni. 1996. Pp. 114. Lire 20.000 paperback.) Cesare...
El Catecismo Romano Ante Felipe II Y la Inquisicion Espanola: Los Problemas De la Introduction En Espana del Catecismo del Concilio De Trento
El Catecismo Romano ante Felipe II y la Inquisicion esparlola: Los problemas de la introduccion en Espala del Catecismo del Concilio de Trento. By Pedro Rodriguez. (Madrid: Ediciones Rialp. 1998. Pp. 246. Paperback.) Pedro Rodriguez, who holds a chair...
Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury: A Life
Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury: A Life, By Peter Hinchliff. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. vii,311.$75.00.) During his long and active ecclesiastical career, Frederick Temple held some of the most important...
Handmaids of the Lord: Contemporary Descriptions of Feminine Asceticism in the First Six Centuries
Handmaids of the Lord: Contemporary Descriptions of Feminine Asceticism in the First Six Centuries Translated and edited by Joan M. Petersen. [Cistercian Studies Series: 143.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, Inc. 1996. Pp. 441.) This anthology,...
Hesburgh: A Biography
Hesburgh.- A Biography. By Michael O'Brien. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1998. PP. xii, 354. $34@95.) Michael O'Brien, a professor of history in the University of Wisconsin, has chosen for the subject of his biography...
Hispanic Catholicism in Transitional California: The Life of Jose Gonzalez Rubio, O.F.M.(1804-1875)
Hispanic Catholicism in Transitional California.- The Life of Jos6 Gonz.4lez Rubio, O.E.M. (1804-1875). By Michael Charles Neri. [Academy of American Franciscan History: Monograph Series, Volume 14.] (Berkeley: Academy of American Franciscan History....
"I Have Neither Silver nor Gold": An Explanation of a Medieval Papal Ritual
Introduction A medieval pope's post-coronation ceremonies usually included two forms of coin tosses.1 One type, performed for the pope by a member of his cavalcade, took place during the procession to the Lateran Palace. The pope, on the other hand,...
Il Clero a Perugia Durante L'episcopato Di Gioacchino Pecci (1846-1878). Tra Stato Pontificio E Stato Unitario
ll clero a Perugia durante 1episcopato di Gioaccbino Pecci (1846-1878). Tra Stato Rmtiflcio Stato Unitario. By Maria Lupi. [Italia Sacra: Studi e documenti di storia ecclesiastica, Vol. 57.] (Rome: Herder Editrice c Libreria1998. Pp. xx, 582. Lire 160,000...
Joan of Arc. Her Story
Joan of Arc. Her Story. By R(gine Pernoud (^ 1998) and Marie-Veronique Clin. Translated and revised by Jeremy duQuesnay Adams. Edited by Bonnie Wheeler. (New York: St. Martin's Press. 1998. Pp. xxiii, 304. $27.95.) In her short life, Joan of Arc was...
John Eliot's Mission to the Indians before King Philip's War
John Eliot's Mission to the Indians before King Philip's War. By Richard W Cogley. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1999. Pp. xiv, 331,$45.00.) Richard Cogley's new book adds significantly to our understanding of Puritan missionary...
Kurie Und Politik. Stand Und Perspektiven der Nuntaiturberichtsforschung
Kurie und Politik. Stand und Perspektiven der Nuntiaturbericlitsforscining. Edited by Alexander Koller. [Bibliothek des Deutschen Ifistorischen Instituts in Rom, Band 87.] (Tubingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. 1998. Pp. xii, 532. DM 152.00.) This valuable...
La Bibbia Nel Concilio: La Redazione Della Constituzione "Del Verbum" del Vaticano II
La Bibbia net Concilio: La redazione della costituzione "Dei Verbum "del Vaticano II. By Riccardo Burigana. [Istituto per le scienze religiose: Testi e ricerche di scienze religiose, nuova serie, 21.] (Bologna: Societa editrice il Mulino. 1998. Pp, 514....
Lone Star Bishops: The Roman Catholic Hierarchy in Texas
Lone Star Bishops: The Roman Catholic Hierarchy in Texas. By Franklin C. Williams,jr. (Waco: Texian Press. 1997. Pp. xi, 621. $25.00.) In the preface to his study, the author states that, while he was always interested in the history of Texas, his particular...
Magnificat: The Life and Times of Timothy Cardinal Manning
Magnificat: The Life and Times of Timothy Cardinal Alarming. By Francis J. Weber. (Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society. 1999. Pp. iv, 729. $35.00.) Timothy Manning was born in Ballingeary, County Cork, Ireland, where children...
Maine, Massachusetts, and the Marists: American Catholic Missionaries in the South Pacific
There may be no"Grand Design" behind the unfolding and configuring of human affairs. Even so, the Pauline vision of "all things working together unto one" (Eph. 1:10; Rom. 8:28) remains relentlessly attractive, especially in retrospect. In order to understand...
Massacre at the Yuma Crossing: Spanish Relations with the Quechans, 1779-1782
Massacre at the Yuma Crossing.- Spanish Relations with the Quechans, 17 791782. By Mark Santiago. (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 1998. Pp. xv., 220.$35.00.) Since the journeys of St. Paul, Christian missionaries have gone forth to convert...
Monastic Revival and Regional Identity in Early Normandy
Monastic Revival and Regional Identity in Early Normandy. By Cassandra Potts. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion,Volume XI.] (Rochester, NewYork:The Boydell Press. 1997. Pp.xvi, 170.$72.00.) From the days of C. H. Haskins during World War I...
Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter: British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867
Myth, Symbol and Colonial Encounter: British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867. By Jennifer Reid. [Religions and Beliefs Series, No. 4.] (Ottawa, Ontario: University of Ottawa Press. 1995. Pp. 9, 133. Can. $16.00 paperback.) The author has attempted a...
Notes and Comments
Conferences, Symposia, and Lectures On May 26-28, 1999, in Vicenza, the Istituto per le Ricerche di Storia Sociale e Religiosa held an international conference on "I percorsi del Papato dal mondo mediterraneo all'Europa medievale nella diversita&...
'Practical Divinity': The Works and Life of Revd Richard Greenham
'Practical Divinity.- The Works and Life of Revd Richard Greenham. By Kenneth L. Parker and Eric J. Carlson. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Aldershot, Hampshire, and Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate. 1998. Pp. xiv, 395. $102.95.) Richard...
Quando Festeggiare Il 2000? Problemi Di Cronologia Cristiana
FEDALTO, GIORGIO. Quando festeggiare il 2000? Problemi di cronologia cristiana. (Rome: Edizioni San Paolo. 1998. Pp. 98. Lire 14.000 paperback.) "When Do We Celebrate the Year 2000?" revisits "problems of Christian chronology" that have preoccupied scholars...
Religion et Societe: Les Reguliers et la Vie Regionale Dans Les Dioceses d'Auxerre, Langres et Dijon
Religion et Societe: Les Reguliers et la vie regionale dans les dioceses d'Amverre, Langres et Dijon (fin XVI(c)-fin XVIII(c) siecles). By Dominique Dinet. 2 vols. (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne. 1999. Pp. 435; 437-950. 280E) A massive dissertation...
Remembering Our Bishop, Joseph W. Reagan
KROEGER, JAMES,M M.M. Remembering Our Bishop, Joseph W.Regan,M.M. (Quezon City, Philippines: Claretian Publications. [Distributed by Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers; PO, Box 80938; 8000 Davao City, Philippines]. 1998. Pp. viii, 235. Paperback.) This book...
(Re)reading, Reception, and Rhetoric: Approaches to Roman Catholic Modernism
(Re)reading, Reception, and Rhetoric.- Approaches to Roman Catholic Modernism. By C. J. Tralar. [American University Studies, Series VH: Theology and Religion, Vol. 206.1 (New York: Peter Lang. 1999. Pp. xii, 216, $44.95.) Not that an international competition...
Robert Hugh Benson: Life and Works
Robert Hugh Benson: Life and Works. By Janet Grayson. (lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 1998. Pp. xxvi, 231. $39.50.) At his death in 1914, at the early age of forty-three, Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson had achieved an enviable reputation...
Rosendo Salvado or the Odyssey of a Galician in Australia
LINAGE, ANTONIO. Rosendo Salvado or the Odyssey of a Galician in Australia. (Published by Xunta de Galicia, 1999. Pp. 237.) Bishop Salvado (1814-1900), founder and patriarch of New Norcia, is honored not only by the Catholic Church but by the state of...
Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender. Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography
Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography. By John Kitchen (New York: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 255.$49.95.) Modern scholarship has usually classified Gregory of Tours as an influential historian...
Schools of Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities
Schools of Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities. By Luetz Kaelber. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 1998. Pp. viii, 278.$55.00 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) Luetz Kaelber has set himself an ambitious...
Sermons at Court: Politics and Religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean Preaching
Sermons at Court: Politics and Religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean Preaching. By Peter E. McCullough. (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History: (New-York: Cambridge University-Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 237.) Could 5,000 people attend sermons at...
St Cuthbert and the Normans: The Church of Durham, 1071-1153
St Cuthbert and the Normans: The Church of Durham, 1071-1153, By William M. Aird. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Volume XIVI (Rochester, NewYork: The Boydell Press. 1998. Pp. xvi, 311.$75.00.) This book is the first major work on the far...
The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches
The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches. By James Tunstead Burtchaell, C.S.C. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1998. Pp, xx, 868. $45.00 clothbound; $30.00 paperback.)...
The Emergence of a Black Catholic Community: St. Augustine's in Washington
The Emergence of a Black Catholic Community. St. Augustine's in Washington. By Morris J. MacGregor. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1999. Pp. xiii, 543. $39.95 clothbound; $24.95 paperback.) This is how parish history should...
The Fire of Tongues: Antonio Vieira and the Missionary Church in Brazil and Portugal
The Fire of Tongues: Antonio Vieira and the Missionary Church in Brazil and Portugal, By Thomas A Cohen. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1998. Pp. xi, 262. $49.50.) Charles R. Boxer once described Antonio Vicira as "the most remarkable man in the...
The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism (1200-1350). Volume III of the the Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism
The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism (12001350). Volume III of The Presence of God.-A History of Western Christian Mysticism. By Bernard McGinn. (New York: Crossroad/Herder. 1998. Pp. xv, 526. $60.00.) The present book is the...
The Honored Name: A History of the College of the Holy Cross, 1843-1994
Thy Honored Name:A History of the College of the Holy Cross, 1843-1994. By Anthony J. Kuzniewski, S.J. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1999. Pp. xxv, 516. $ 34.95.) Anthony Kuzniewski, Sj., professor of history in the College...
The Kingdom of Leon-Castilla under King Alfonso VII, 1126-1157
The Kingdom of Leon-Castilla under King A40mio VII, 1126-1157. By, Bernard E Reilly. [The Middle Ages Series.1 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 431. $65.00.) This volume completes a trilogy that encompasses the history of...
The Latin Church in Cyprus, 1195-1312
The Latin Church in Cyprus, 1195-1312. By Nicholas Coureas, (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. 1997. Pp. xiv, 361. $76-95.) Although several important articles on aspects of the history of the Latin Church in Cyprus have been published in recent...
The Legend of Pope Joan: In Search of the Truth
The Legend of Pope Joan. In Search of the Truth. By Peter Stanford. (New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1998. Pp. ix, 207. $26.00.) Joan refuses to go away. Allegedly, in 855, an English woman who had been educated at Fulda traveled to Athens, acquired...
The Letters and Charters of Cardinal Guala Bicchieri, Papal Legate in England, 1216-1218
The Letters and Charters of Cardinal G1,tala Bicchieri, Papal Legate in England, 1216-1218. Edited by Nicholas Vincent. [The Canterbury and York Society, Volume LXXXIII.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 1996. Pp. xcvi, 193, $45.00.) The thirty-month-long...
The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen, Volume II
The Letters off Hildegard of Bingen,Volumne 11. Translated by Joseph L. Baird and Radd K. Ehrman. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 215. $45-00.) The appearance of the second volume of translations of Hildegard's letters, almost four...
The Life of the Patriarch Tarasios by Ignatios the Deacon (BHG 1698). Introduction, Text, Translation and Commentary
The Life of the Patriarch Tarasios by Ignatios the Deacon (BHG 1698). Introduction, text, translation and commentary. By Stephanos Efthymjadis. [Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman MonogrAphs,Volume 4.1 (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing...
The Medieval Abbey of the Farfa: Target of Papal and Imperial Ambitions
The Medieval Abbey Of Farfa.- Target of Papal and Imperial Ambitions, By Mary StrOll. [Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Volume 74] (Leiden: Brill. 1997. Pp. xiii, 298.) Mary Stroll has produced a welcome addition to the growing number of local...
The Poor Belong to Us: Catholic Charities and American Welfare
The Poor Belong to Us. Catholic Charities and American Welfare. By Dorothy M. Brown and Elizabeth McKeown. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Universitv Press. 1997. Pp. ix, 284. $45.00.) Dorothy A Brown and Elizabeth McKeown, authors of The R)or Belong...
The Preacher's Demons. Bernardino of Siena and the Social Underworld of Early Renaissance Italy
The Preacher's Demons. Bernardino of Siena and the Social Underworld of Early Renaissance Italy By Franco Mormando. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1999. Pp. xvi, 364. $29.00.) As is clearly shown in this well-written, thoroughly documented...
The Reformation of Community: Social Welfare and Calvinist Charity in Holland, 1572-1620
The Reformation of Community: Social Welfare and Calvinist Charity in Holland, 1572-1620.13y Charles H. Parker. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modem History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 221. $59.95.) The deacons of the ancient...
The Spanish Inquisition: An Historical Revision
The Spanish Inquisition: An Historical Revision. By Henry Kamen. (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 369.$35.00.) The dust jacket correctly notes that "thirty-five years ago Kamen wrote a study of the Inquisition...
The Vatican and the Red Flag: The Struggle for the Soul of Eastern Europe
The Vatican and the Red Flag.- The Struggle for the Soul of Eastern Europe. By Jonathan Luxmoore and jolanta Babiuch, (New York: Geoffrey Chapman. 1999. Pv. xiv, 351. $39-95.) Historians have generally not studied religion, and, as a result, the dynamic...
Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought
Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought. By Barbara C. Raw. [Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, Volume 21.1 (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 1997. Pp. x, 221. $59.95.) In this book, as in her previous volume in the same series,...
Urban V.(1362-1370): Kirchenreform Zwischen Kardinalkollegium, Kurie, Und Klientel
Urban V (1362-1370): Kirchenreform zudschen Kardinalkollegium, Kurie, und Klientel. By Ludwig Vones. [Papste und Papsttum, Volume 28.1 (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. 1998. Pp. xii, 719, DM 340.) Raised from an abbacy to the throne of St. Peter without...
Village Bells: Sound and Meaning in the 19th-Century French Countryside
Village Bells: Sound and Meaning in the 19th-Century French Countryside. By Alain Corbin. Translated by Martin Thom. [European Perspectives.] (New York: Columbia University Press. 1998. Pp.xx, 416. $35.00.) The villages of nineteenth-century France were...
Vioice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World
Vioice of the Living Light- Hildegard of Bingen and her World. Edited by Barbara Newman. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1998. Pp. ix, 278. $48.00 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) As Barbara Newman outlines in her introduction to Voice of the...
War and Faith: The Religious Imagination in France, 1914-1930
War and Faith: The Religious Imagination in France, 1914-1930. By Annette Becker. Translated from the French by Helen McPhail. [The Legacy of the Great War.] (Berg. Distributed by New York University Press. 1998. Pp. xiii, 191. $55.00.) In the "Introduction"...
When Jesuits Were Giants: Louis-Marie Ruellan, S.J. (1846-1885) and Contemporaries
When Jesuits Were Giants: Louis-Marie Ruellan, S.J. (1846-1885) and Contemporaries. By Cornelius Michael Buckley, S.J. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 1999. Pp. 399. $21.95.) Cornelius Buckley has written here the biography of a fellow Jesuit, Louis...
Word, Church, and State: Tyndale Quincentenary Essays
Word, Church, and State: Tyndale Quincentenary Essays. Edited by John T Day, Eric Lund, and Anne M. O'Donnell, S.N.D. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1998. Pp. xxiv, 343.$39,95.) This volume is a collection of essays originally...
World Christianity and Marxism
World Christianity and Marxism. By Denis R. janz. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. ix, 188.$35.00.) As the current century draws to a close and the passions of the Cold War recede, Denis janz has found the time ripe for a comprehensive study...
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