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. 91, No. 2, April

A Dominant Church: The Diocese of Achonry, 1818-1960
Late Modern European A Dominant Church: The Diocese of Achonry, 1818-1960. By Liam Swords. (Blackrock, Co. Dublin:The Columba Press. 2004. Pp. 700. euro35.00.)A Dominant Church is the third volume in a history of the Roman Catholic diocese of Achonry...
Agnellus of Ravenna: The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna
Agnellus of Ravenna: The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna. Translated with an introduction and notes by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis. [Medieval Texts in Translation.] (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2004. Pp. xiv,...
Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation: Being Part of the Ford Lectures Delivered in Oxford in the Hilary Term 1980
Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation: Being part of the Ford Lectures delivered in Oxford in the Hilary Term 1980. By Donald A. Bullough. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Volume 16.] (Leiden: Brill. 2004. Pp. xxviii, 566.)The...
Always Faithful: The New York Carmelites, the Irish People and Their Freedom Movement
Isacsson, Alfred, O.Carm. Always Faithful: The New York Carmelites, the Irish People and Their Freedom Movement. (Middletown, New York: Vestigium Press. 2004. Pp. vi, 168. $15.00 paperback.)In this slender volume, Father Alfred Isacsson, O.Carm., seeks...
Between the Sacred and the Worldly: The Institutional and Cultural Practice of Recogimiento in Colonial Lima
Latin American Between the Sacred and the Worldly: The Institutional and Cultural Practice of Recogimiento in Colonial Lima. By Nancy E. van Deusen. (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 2001. Pp. xxi, 319. $60.00.)Recently Latin American...
Christian Democratic Parties in Europe since the End of the Cold War
Christian Democratic Parties in Europe since the End of the Cold War. Edited by Steven Van Hecke and Emmanuel Gerard. [KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Volume 1.] (Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press. 2004. Pp. 343. euro29 paperback.)Among...
Do Penance or Perish: A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
Do Penance or Perish: A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland. By Frances Finnegan. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 258. $19.95.)Frances Finnegan's Do Penance or Perish (originally published in Ireland in 2001) reveals decades of questionable...
Early Modern Catholicism: Essays in Honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J
Early Modern European Early Modern Catholicism: Essays in Honour of John W.O'Malley, S.J. Edited by Kathleen M. Comerford and Hilmar M. Pabel. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2001. Pp. xxxvi, 324. $70.00 cloth, $27.50 paperback.)As the editors...
ÉCrire et Lire En Catalogne (IX^sup E^-XII^sup E^ Siècle)
Écrire et lire en Catalogne (IX^sup e^-XII^sup e^ siècle). By Michel Zimmermann. 2 vols. [Bibliothèque de la Casa de Velazquez, Volume 23.] (Madrid: Casa de Velazquez. 2003. Pp. xxii, 613; 614-1403. euro64.)About 7,000 records of the ninth and tenth...
Emperor and Priest: The Imperial Office in Byzantium
Medieval Emperor and Priest: The Imperial Office in Byzantium. By Gilbert Dagron. Translated by Jean Birrell. [Past and Present Publications.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2004. Pp. xiii, 337. $75.00.)Teachers of Byzantine History will be grateful...
Four Cultures of the West
General and Miscellaneous Four Cultures of the West. By John W. O'Malley. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2004. Pp. x, 261. $24.95.)This book is as much about the present as the past. In it Father O'Malley characterizes...
Heinrich Bullingers Europäische Kirchenpolitik
Heinrich Bullingers europäische Kirchenpolitik. By Andreas Muhling. [Zürcher Beiträge zur Reformationsgeschichte, Band 19.] (Bern: Peter Lang. 2001. Pp. 371. $56.95 paperback.)Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575) received his call to succeed his mentor, Huldrych...
Historia De Las Diócesis Españolas. Volume 14: Iglesias De Santiago De Compostela Y Tuy-Vigo, and Volume 15: Iglesias De Lugo, Mondoñedo-Ferrol Y Orense
Historia de las Diócesis Españolas. Volume 14: Iglesias de Santiago de Compostela y Tuy-Vigo, and Volume 15: Iglesias de Lugo, Mondoñedo-Ferrol y Orense. Edited by José García Oro. (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos. 2002. Pp. xviii, 747; xxiv,...
Holy Cards
Holy Cards. By Barbara Calamari and Sandra DiPasqua. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2004. Pp. 144; 110 illustrations in full color. $24.95.)This beautifully illustrated book is authored by Barbara Calamari, a freelance writer who has worked in both...
Inside the Vatican of Pius XII: The Memoir of an American Diplomat during World War II
Inside the Vatican of Pius XII: The Memoir of an American Diplomat During World War II. By Harold H. Tittmann Jr. Edited and with an Introduction by Harold H. Tittmann, III. (New York: Doubleday. 2004. Pp. xiii, 224. $12.95 paperback.)The career diplomat...
Juan De Ovando. Governing the Spanish Empire in the Reign of Philip II
Juan de Ovando. Governing the Spanish Empire in the Reign of Philip II. By Stafford Poole. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2004. Pp. x, 293. $37.95.)Although once described as "the dominating figure in [the] formulation of all policies of [Spain's]...
Katholisches Milieu Und Vertriebene: Eine Fallstudie Am Beispiel Des Oldenburger Landes, 1945-1965
Katholisches Milieu und Vertriebene: Eine Fallstudie am Beispiel des Oldenburger Landes, 1945-1965. By Michael Hirschfeld. [Forschungen und Quellen zur Kirchen- und Kulturgeschichte Ostdeutschlands, Band XXXIII.] (Cologne: Bohlau Verlag. 2002. Pp. xiv,...
Les Brefs D'indulgences Pour Les Confréries Des Diocèses De Cambrai et De Tournai Aux XVII^sup E^ et XVIII^sup E^ Siècles (A.S. V., Sec. Brev. Indulg. Perpetuae, 2-9)
Les brefs d'indulgences pour les confréries des diocèses de Cambrai et de Tournai aux XVII^sup e^ et XVIII^sup e^ siècles (A.S. V., Sec. Brev. Indulg. Perpetuae, 2-9). By Philippe Desmette. [Analecta Vaticano-Belgica, Première série, XXXIII.] (Turnhout:...
Los Papeles Perdidos del Cardenal Segura, 1880-1957
Los papeles perdidos del cardenal Segura, 1880-1957. By Santiago Martínez Sánchez. (Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra. 2004. Pp. 838.)The "lost papers" in the title of this impressively documented study of one of the most controversial figures...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsAt its meeting in Seattle on January 6, 2005, the Executive Council of the American Catholic Historical Association decided to increase the membership fees modestly as follows: for ordinary membership from $45 to $50; for life membership...
Nuntiaturberichte Aus Deutschland Nebst Ergänzenden Aktenstücken, Section 4, Vol. 7: Nuntiaturen Des Malatesta Baglioni, Des Ciriaco Rocci Und Des Mario Filonardi. Sendung Des P.Alessandro D'Ales (1634-1635)
Nuntiaturberichte aus Deutschland nebst ergänzenden Aktenstücken, Section 4, Vol. 7: Nuntiaturen des Malatesta Baglioni, des Ciriaco Rocci und des Mario Filonardi. Sendung des P.Alessandro D'Ales (1634-1635). Edited by Rotraud Becker. Im Auftrage des...
Papacy and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Rome: Pius VI and the Arts
Papacy and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Rome: Pius VI and the Arts. By Jeffrey Collins. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2004. Pp.xxii, 355. $85.00.)Pius VI (r. 1775-1799), born Giovanni Angelo Braschi, was fated to be the last pope to practice...
Per Una Storia Dei Santuari Cristiani d'Italia: Approcci Regionali
Per una storia dei santuari cristiani d'Italia: approcci regionali. Edited by Giorgio Cracco. [Annali dell' Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, Quaderni, 58.] (Bologna: Il Mulino. 2002. Pp. 493. euro28.50.)This is one of several collaborative...
Politics, Programs, and Protests: Catholic Relief Services in Vietnam, 1954-1975
It is now thirty years since Americans finally departed from Saigon in 1975.That this longest war in U.S.history still electrifies the political climate was abundantly evident in the last presidential election. John Kerry opened his campaign with a dramatic...
Sanctifying the Name of God: Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade
Sanctifying the Name of God: Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade. By Jeremy Cohen. [Jewish Culture and Contexts.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 208. $37.50.)Over the winter and spring of 1095-6, Jewish...
St.Anselm and the Handmaidens of God.A Study of Anselm's Correspondence with Women
St.Anselm and the Handmaidens of God.A Study of Anselm's Correspondence with Women. By Sally N. Vaughn. [Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy, 7.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2003. Pp. xii, 335. euro60.00.)Scholars usually have seen Anselm as living almost entirely...
Steadfast Saints or Malleable Models? Seventeenth-Century Irish Hagiography Revisited
At one of the last sessions of the Council of Trent, the question of the role of saints within the Church was addressed. While the fathers upheld the value of venerating images and relics of the saints, they nevertheless admitted that there had been...
St. John the Divine. the Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology
St. John the Divine. The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology. By Jeffrey F. Hamburger. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2002. Pp. xxiv, 347; 156 black and white illustrations, 26 colored plates. $60.00.)In medieval tradition St....
Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris. Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor
Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris. Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor. By Sharon Farmer. [Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past.] (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2002. Pp. xv, 198. $35.00.)In recent years...
The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era
American The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era. By Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2004. Pp. xi, 270. $29.50.)In this study, begun as a doctoral dissertation at Columbia University,...
The Continuing Agony: From the Carmelite Convent to the Crosses at Auschwitz
The Continuing Agony: From the Carmelite Convent to the Crosses at Auschwitz. Edited by Alan L. Berger, Harry James Cargas, and Susan E. Nowak. (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 2004. Pp. xxv, 269. $40.00 paperback.)This volume assembles...
The Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Chairman of the Committee on ProgramThe Association met in Seattle, Washington, between January 7 and 9, 2005, in conjunction with the American Historical Association at the Sheraton hotel. The registration table was conveniently situated...
The Experience of Crusading. Volume One: Western Approaches/Volume Two: Defining the Crusader Kingdom
The Experience of Crusading. Volume One: Western Approaches. Edited by Marcus Bull and Norman Housley; Volume TTJVO: Defining the Crusader Kingdom. Edited by Peter Edbury and Jonathan Phillips. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. xvi, 311;xv,...
The Hammer of the Inquisitors: Brother Bernard Délicieux and the Struggle against the Inquisition in Fourteenth-Century France
The Hammer of the Inquisitors: Brother Bernard Délicieux and the Struggle Against the Inquisition in Fourteenth-Century France. By Alan Friedlander. [Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions: Medieval and Early Modern Peoples, Volume 9.] (Leiden: Brill. 2000....
The Jesuit Specter in Imperial Germany
The Jesuit Specter in Imperial Germany. By Roisin Healy. [Studies in Central European Histories.] (Boston and Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. 2003. Pp. xii, 263. $145.00.)There was a specter haunting Germany-not of communism but of Jesuitism. This...
The Necrology of San Nicola Della Cicogna
The Necrology of San Nicola della Cicogna (Montecassino, Archivio della Badia 179, pp. 1-64). Edited by Charles Hilken, FSC. [Monumenta Liturgica Beneventana, IL] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 2000. Pp. ix, 178. $34.95.)The Monumenta...
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley. By Richard Kieckhefer. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 372. $39.95.)Several recent publications regarding Catholic church architecture have been written by or about...
The Scots College Rome, 1600-2000
The Scots College Rome, 1600-2000. Edited by Raymond McCluskey. (Edinburgh: John Donald. 2000. Pp. xiv, 178. $ 19.95 paperback.)Oftentimes centennial projects become either apologetic or triumphalistic pieces as they move from initial concept to publication....
The Visionary Life of Madre Ana De San Agustín
The Visionary Life of Madre Ana de San Agustín. Critical edition and Introduction by Elizabeth Teresa Howe. [Coleccion Támesis, Serie B:Textos, 46.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell & Brewer. 2004. Pp. xiii, 131. $75.00.)During the last twenty years...
Thy Will Be Done: German Catholics and National Identity in the Twentieth Century
One of the most difficult parts of the development of the modern era to understand is the challenge to use history, along with philosophy and theology, to find a coherent understanding of the world. In our secular age, the ability to separate firmly...
"Una Messa in Perpetuum": Perpetual Mass Bequests in Traditional Malta, 1750-1797
In 1931 Marc Bloch, reviewing Maurice Halbwach's book, Les Causes du Suicide, criticized historians' reluctance to write about death.1 Lucien Febvre made the same comment twenty years later. He did admit that "death is now a fashionable subject," but...
Worship in Medieval and Modern Europe. Change and Continuity in Religious Practice
Worship in Medieval and Modern Europe. Change and Continuity in Religious Practice. Edited by Karin Maag and John D. Witvliet. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2004. Pp. xiii, 353. $60.00 cloth, $30.00 paper.)In introducing this...
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