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. 87, No. 2, April

A Bishop's Tale: Mathias Hovius among His Flock in Seventeenth-Century Flanders
A Bishop's Tale: Mathias Hovius Among His Flock in Seventeenth-Century Flanders. By Craig Harline and Eddy Put. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2000. Pp. x, 387. $27.95.) Chancing upon a journal in the rich collections of the Archive of the Archdiocese...
Against the Christians. the Rise of Early Anti-Christian Polemic
Against the Christians. The Rise of Early Anti-Christian Polemic. By Jeffrey W. Hargis. (New York: Peter Lang. 1999. Pp. ix, 172. $44.95.) This book bears all the earmarks of a Ph.D. thesis. Many theses are never pubfished because of their lack of originality...
Arte Sanjuanista En Castilla Y Leon: Las Encomiendas De la Guarena Y Su Entorno Geo-Historico
Arte Sanjuanista en Castilla yLe6n: Las Encomiendas de la Guaren"ay su entorno geo-hist6rico. By Olga Perez Monzon. ([Madrid?]: Junta de Castilla y Le6n, Consejeria de Educacion y Cultura. 1999. Pp. 271; many unnumbered illustrations.) The provincial...
A Tudor Journal: The Diary of a Priest in the Tower, 1580-1585
A Tudor Journal: The Diary of a Priest in the Tower, 1580-1585. By Brian A. Harrison. (London: St. Pains Publishing. 2000. Pp. 240. L29.99.) John Hart kept a unique Latin diary, while a prisoner in the Tower of London, which Brian Harrison, a yeoman...
Bruderschaften Und Liebesbunde Nach Trient: Ihr Totendienst, Zuspruch Und Stellenwert Im Kirchlichen Und Gesellschaftlichen Leben Am Beispiel Salzburg 1600-1950
Bruderschaften and Liebesbiinde nach Trient: Ihr Totendienst, Zuspruch and Stellenwert im kirchlichen and gesellschaftlichen Leben am Beispiel Salzburg 1600-1950. By Rupert Klieber. [Schriftenreihe des ErzbischofRohracher-Studienfonds, Band 4.] (New...
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History / Living Letters of the Law: Ideas of the Jew in Medieval Christianity
Constantine's Sword. The Church and the Jews: A History. By James Carroll. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2001. Pp. xii, 719. $28.00.) Living Letters of the Law., Ideas of the Jew in Medieval Christianity. By Jeremy Cohen. (Berkeley: University of...
Constraint on Trial: Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert and Religious Freedom
Constraint on Trial: Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert and Religious Freedom. By Gerrit Voogt. [Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. LIL ] (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press. 2000. Pp. vi, 268. $30.00 paperback.) Learned, opinionated,...
Contrasting Similarities: Bishops Troy and Lisovskii in Ireland and Belorussia in the Age of the French Revolution
In September, 1809, the Imperial Russian Council of Ministers discussed a threatening new situation in the empire's western borderlands, territories that Russia had taken from the Polish Commonwealth in the late eighteenth-century partitions. Napoleon...
Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice
Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice. By Jutta Gisela Sperling. [Women in Culture and Society.] (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1999. Pp. xxii, 417. $70.00 clothbound; $24.00 paperback.) Between 1550 and 1650 some fifty...
Decadent Enchantments: The Revival of Gregorian Chant at Solesmes
Decadent Enchantments: The Revival of Gregorian Chant at Solesmes. By Katherine Bergeron. [California Studies in 19th Century Music, 10.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1998. Pp. xv, 196. $35.00.) Gregorian chant, the oldest written form...
For the Love of Immigrants: Migration Writings and Letters of Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905)
For the Love of Immigrants: Migration Writings and Letters of Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905). Edited by Silvano M. Tomasi, C.S. (New York: Center for Migration Studies. 2000. Pp. xxxi, 359. $19.95.) For the Love of Immigrants is the first...
God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives
God, Humanity, and History; The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives. By Robert Chazan. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xi, 270. $40.00.) The three extant Hebrew First Crusade Narratives have for some time attracted much interest. Scholars...
Guardians of Democracy or Cultural Storm Troopers? American Catholics and the Control of Popular Media, 1934-1966
In 1936 the Nation attempted to warn its readers about an insidious infiltration of American culture. "If the New York Times hired a lieutenant of Hitler's to blue-pencil its European news, there would be cries to high heaven; if the Soviet Government...
History of the Catholic Diocese of Dublin
History of the Catholic Diocese of Dublin. Edited by James Kelly and Wire Keogh. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. Pp. x, 390. $55.00.) Ireland is a small country with a vibrant nationalist past. Largely as...
History of the Diocese of Derry from the Earliest Times
History of the Diocese of Derry from the Earliest Times. Edited by Henry A.Jef feries and Ciaran Devlin. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2000. Pp. 304. $39.50.) Several very good histories of Irish dioceses...
John Charles McQuaid: Ruler of Catholic Ireland
John Charles McQuaid., Ruler of Catholic Ireland. By John Cooney (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 1999. Pp. 526. $34.95.) John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland from 1940 to 1972, was one of the most remarkable figures...
La Iglesia En la Espana Contemporanea, Volume I: 1800-1936; Volume II: 1936-1999
La Iglesia en la Espana contempordnea, Volume I: 1800-1936; Volume II: 1936-1999. By Jose Andres-Gallego and Anton M. Pazos. (Madrid: Ediciones Encuentro. 1999. Pp. 426; 372.) This work by two highly regarded historians of the modern Spanish Church is...
La Sostanza Dell'effimero: Gli Abitti Degli Ordini Religiosi in Occidente
La sostanza delle'effimero: Gli abiti degli ordini religiosi in Occidente. Edited by Giancarlo Rocca. [Catalogue for an Exhibition at the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, 18 January-31 March 2000.] (Rome: Edizioni Paoline. 2000. Pp. 646. Lire 220,000...
Leo IV. Und das Papsttum in der Mitte Des 9. Jahrhunderts: Moglichkeiten Und Grenzen Papstlicher; Herrschaft in der Spaten Karolingerzeit
Leo IV. and das Papsttum in der Mitte des 9.jahrhunderts: Moglichkeiten and Grenzen pdpstlicher Herrschaft in der spdten Karolingerzeit. By Klaus Herbers. [Papste and Papsttum, Band 27.] (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. 1996. Pp. xii, 580. DM 390.) Leo...
Loreto: Crocevia Religioso Tra l'Italia, Europa E Oriente
Loreto: Crocevia religioso tra litalia, Europa e Oriente. Edited by Ferdinando Citterio and Luciano Vaccaro. [Quaderni della "Gazzada," 16.] (Brescia: Morcelliana. 1997. Pp. xxxii, 596. Lire 90,000 paperback.) This hefty volume derives from a conference...
Los Ultimos Cien Anos De la Evangelizacion En America Latina. Centenario del Concilio Plenario De America Latina. Os Ultimos Cem Anos De Evangelizacao Na America Latina
Los ultimos cien anos de la evangelizacion en America Latina. Centenario del Concilio Plenario de America Latina. Os ultimos cem anos da evangelizacao na America Latina. Centenario do Concilio Plenario da America Latina. Simposio Historico. Actas. Ciudad...
Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age
Lourdes.Body and Spirit in the Secular Age. By Ruth Harris. (NewYork: Viking. 1999. Pp. xxii, 474. $34.95.) With the publication of Ruth Harris' Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age, the famous shrine in the French Pyrenees has a book worthy of...
New Institutions in the Village Kirdorf Endorse the Traditional Order: The New Church, Workers' Insurance and Vereine, the Sisters, the Library, and Religious Practice
In the center of the Protestant principality Hessen-Homburg in the nineteenth century lay the Catholic village parish Kirdorf. The village was about a half-hour's walk from its capital Homburg vor der Hohe. Kirdorf was home to around one thousand residents...
Notes and Comments
Association News The president of the American Catholic Historical Association, Patrick W Carey, after consultation with the Executive Council, has appointed Elisabeth G. Gleason, professor emerita of history in the University of San Francisco, to the...
Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Social Portrait
Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Social Portrait. By William J. Courtenay. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 41.1 (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999. Pp. xix, 284. $64.95.) This is William J....
Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782
Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782. By Ronald Hoffman in Collaboration with Sally D. Mason. Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press....
Profession Und Charisma. Herkunft Und Ausbildung Des Klerus Im Bistum Munster 1776-1940
Profession and Charisma. Herkunft and Ausbildung des Klerus im Bistum Munster 1776-1940. By Thomas Schulte-Umberg. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 85.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1999. Pp. 565....
Religion in the Modern American West
Religion in the Modern American West. By Ferenc Morton Szasz. [The Modern American West, Volume 4.] (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 2000. Pp. xviii, 249. $35.00.) This first major survey on the subject commands a rereading of American history...
Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638
Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638. By David George Mullan. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. xiii, 371. $99.00.) David Mullan's informative book about Scottish religious thought in the years before the signing of the National Covenant comes...
The Church of Castile-Leon and the Cortes of 1295
Until the later thirteenth century the prelates of the Church of Castile-Leon had not found it necessary to protect their traditional liberties by regularly holding provincial and diocesan councils1 but instead relied on their prerogative to demand the...
The Cistercian Evolution: The Invention of a Religious Order in Twelfth-Century Europe
The Cistercian Evolution: The Invention of a Religious Order in Twelfth-- Century Europe. By Constance Hoffman Berman. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press. 2000. Pp. xxiv, 382. $59.95.) In this important and...
The Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Chairman of the Committee on Program The eighty-first annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association was held from Thursday to Sunday, January 4-7, 2001, at the Boston Marriott Coply Plaza Hotel and the Sheraton Boston Hotel...
The Emancipation of Catholics, Jews, and Protestants: Minorities and the Nation State in Nineteenth-Century Europe
The Emancipation of Catholics, Jews, and Protestants: Minorities and the Nation State in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Edited by Rainer Liedtke and Stephan Wendehorst. (New York: Manchester University Press. Distributed in the U.S.A. by St. Martin's Press....
The English Jesuit Mission and the French Match, 1579-1581
As Provincial first in the Rhineland (1558) and later in Belgium (1564), then as German Assistant to Father General Francis Borgia (after July 28, 1565), and, finally as Father General (after April 23, 1573), Everard Mercurian supervised and directed...
The Failure of Bismarck's Kulturkampf: Catholicism and State Power in Imperial Germany, 1871-1887
The Failure of Bismarck's Kulturkampf Catholicism and State Power in Imperial Germany, 1871-1887. By Ronald J. Ross. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1998. Pp. xvi, 219.$66.95.) Historical conflicts take a particularly violent...
The Feast of Saint Abraham: Medieval Millenarians and the Jews
The Feast of Saint Abraham: Medieval Millenarians and the Jews. By Robert E. Lerner. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2001. Pp. viii, 186. $35.00.) In this intriguing study Robert Lerner describes what he sees...
The Jesuits: Culture, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773
The Jesuits: Culture, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773. Edited by John W O'Malley, S.J., Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Steven J. Harris, and T Frank Kennedy, S.J. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1999. Pp. xx, 772. $80.00.) In late May, 1997, Boston...
The Millennial New World
The Millennial New World. By Frank Graziano. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1999. Pp. x, 366. $45.00.) This book is a compendium of detailed descriptions of millennialism in Latin America since the Conquest. For Graziano, the term "millennialism"...
Theophilus of Antioch. the Life and Thought of a Second-Century Bishop
Theophilus of Antioch. The Life and Thought of a Second-Century Bishop. By Rick Rogers. (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. 2000. Pp. vii, 193. $55.00.) Is there really a Life of Theophilus apart from the Writings (chapters 1-2)? One needs more about...
The Politics of Ritual Kinship: Confraternities and Social Order in Early Modern Italy
The Politics of Ritual Kinship: Confraternities and Social Order in Early Modern Italy. Edited by Nicholas Terpstra. [Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. xi, 317. $69.95.) The purpose of...
Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy
Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy. By Susan Zuccotti. (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 2000. Pp. xii, 408. $29.95.) Like other studies on Pope Pius Xii and the Jews in the wake of Rolf Hochhuth's play of the...
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