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. 98, No. 2, April

(1907). Las Documents Préparatoires Du Saint Office
«Lamentabili sane exitu» (1907). Les documents préparatoires du Saint Office. Edited by Claus Arnold and Giacomo Losito. [Fontes Archivi Sancii Officii Romani, Vol. 6.] (Rome: Liberia Editrice Vaticana. 201 1. Pp. XVI, 546. euro60,00 paperback. ISBN...
Abbatial Obedience, Liturgical Reform, and the Threat of Monastic Autonomy at the Turn of the Twelfth Century
The author argues that the introduction of the written promise of obethence made by abbots to the local bishop, as recorded in liturgical manuals of the late-twelfth century, was the result of a process that began at least a century earlier: By looking...
A Catholic Brain Trust: The History of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, 1945-1965
A Catholic Brain Trust: The History of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, 1945-1965. By Patrick J. Hayes. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 201 1 . Pp. viii, 432. $75.00. ISBN 9780-268-03109-1.)Founded in 1945 by...
Allies at Odds: The Andean Church and Its Indigenous Agents, 1583-1671
Allies at Odds: The Andean Church and Its Indigenous Agents, 1583-1671. By John Charles. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2010. Pp. xi, 283. $27.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-826-3483 1-9.)Here is an outstanding analysis of the process of the...
Augustine's Confessions: A Biography
Wills, Garry. Augustine's Confessions: A Biography. [Lives of Great Religious Books.] (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2011. Pp. x, 166. $1995. ISBN 978-0-691-14357-6.)Even though it is called "a biography," this book is rather a book about a...
Beyond the Contingent: Epistemological Authority, A Pascalian Revival, and the Religious Imagination in Third Republic France
Beyond the Contingent: Epistemological Authority, A Pascalian Revival, and the Religious Imagination in Third Republic France. By Kathleen A. Mulhern. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. 201 1 . Pp. xvii, 2 12....
Creating Catholics: Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France
Creating Catholics: Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France. By Karen E. Carter. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2011. Pp. xiii, 314. $40.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-02304-1.)In this book the author revisits thorny questions...
Cristero Diaspora: Mexican Immigrants, the U.S. Catholic Church, and Mexico's Cristero War, 1926-29
The author examines the connections between Mexico's Cristero War, a bloody church-state conflict that raged across west-central Mexico from 1926 to 1929, and the great wave of Mexican emigration to the United States that occurred during the same period....
Crusade, Heresy and Inquisition in the Lands of the Crown of Aragon (C. 1167-1276)
Crusade, Heresy and Inquisition in the Lands of the Crown of Aragon (c. 1167-1276). By Damián J. Smith. [The Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, Vol. 39-] (Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. xii, 249. $138.00. ISBN 978-9-00418289-9.)This is a very useful...
Das Augustinerchorherrenstift Bernried
Das Augustinerchorherrenstift Bernried. By Walburga Scherbaum. [Germania Sacra: Die Kirche des Alten Reiches und ihre Institutionen, Dritte Folge, 3: Die Bistümer der Kirchenprovinz Mainz, Das Bistum Augsburg 3] (New York: Walter de Gruyter. 2011. Pp....
Defending Copernicus and Galileo: Critical Reasoning in the Two Affairs
Defending Copernicus and Galileo: Critical Reasoning in the Two Affairs. By Maurice A. Finocchiaro. [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 280.] (New York: Springer. 2010. Pp. xliv, 350. $99.95. ISBN 978-9-04813200-3.)Why yet another book...
Early French Reform: The Theology and Spirituality of Guillaume Farel
Early French Reform: The Theology and Spirituality of Guillaume Farel. By Jason Zuidema and Theodore Van Raalte. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2011. Pp. viii, 244. $119.95. ISBN 978-1-409-41884-9.)There...
Ely: Bishops and Diocese, 1109-2009
Ely: Bishops and Diocese, 1109-2009. Edited by Peter Meadows. (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer. 2010. Pp. xx, 354. $50.00. ISBN 978-1-843-83540-0.)This collection of essays celebrates the ninth centenary of the foundation...
Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910
AmericanEvangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910. By Benjamin L. Hartley. [Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism.] (Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press; Hanover, NH: University of New England Press....
From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism
From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism. By Darren Dochuk. (New York: Norton. 2011. Pp. xxiv, 520. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-393-06682-1.)From Bible Belt to Sun Belt by Darren Dochuk explores...
Greeks, Latins, and the Church in Early Frankish Cyprus
Greeks, Latins, and the Church in Early Frankish Cyprus. By Christopher D. Schabel. [Variorium Collected Studies Series, 949] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2010. Pp. xii, 332. $165.00. ISBN 978-1-409-40092-9.)A proverbial crossroads, Cyprus hosted...
Hadrian and the Christians
Hadrian and the Christians. Edited by Marco Rizzi. [Millennium Studies: Studies in the Culture and History of the First Millennium CE., Vol. 30.] (New York: Walter de Gruyter. 2010. Pp. vi, 186. $98.00 ISBN 978-3-1 1022470-2.)Hadrian and the Christians...
Hagiographies: Histoire Internationale De la Littérature Hagiographique Latine et Vernaculaire En Occident Des Origines À 1550
Hagiographies: Histoire internationale de la littérature hagiographique latine et vernaculaire en Occident des origines à 1550. Vol. V Under the direction of Guy Philippart. [Corpus Christianorum, Hagiographies V] (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. Pp. 808. euro275,00....
Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity
Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity. By Isabel Moreira. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. x, 310. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-199-73604-1.)This is an important and thoughtful study of a subject plagued by the success of Jacques Le Goff's The...
Heresy and Heretics in the Thirteenth Century: The Textual Representations
Heresy and Heretics in the Thirteenth Century: The Textual Representations. By L. J. Sackville. [Heresy and Inquisition in the Middle Ages, Vol. 1.] (Rochester, NY: York Medieval Press in association with Boydell & Brewer. 2011. Pp. xii, 224. $90.00....
Histoire Littéraire Des Bénédictins De Saint-Maur, Vol. 3 (1683-1723)
Histoire littéraire des Bénédictins de Saint-Maur, Vol. 3 (1683-1723). By Philippe Lenain. [Bibliothèque de la Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique, Fascicule 93] (Louvain-la-Neuve: Collège Érasme; Leuven: Universiteitsbibliotheek. 2010. Pp. 717. euro80,00...
Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe
Medieval Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe . By Charles Freeman. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 201 1 . xvii, 306. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-300-12571-9.)In writing a history of the Christian cult of relics, Charles...
Inquisitors and Heretics in Thirteenth-Century Languedoc. Edition and Translation of Toulouse Inquisition Depositions, 1273-1282
Inquisitors and Heretics in Thirteenth-Century Languedoc. Edition and Translation of Toulouse Inquisition Depositions, 1273-1282. Edited by Peter Biller, Caterina Bruschi, and Shelagh Sneddon. [Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, Vol. 147.]...
Jakob Von Vitrys »Vita Mariae Oigniacensis«: Zu Herkunft Und Eigenart der Ersten Beginen
Jakob von Vitrys »Vita Mariae Oigniacensis«: Zu Herkunft und Eigenart der ersten Beginen. By Vera von der Osten-Sacken. [Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz: Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Band 223.] (Göttingen:...
Joan of Arc, the Church, and the Papacy, 1429-1920*
In modern times, Joan of Arc has been depicted as a victim of the medieval Church, a saint who has been used to justify various and opposing ideologies, or a feminist icon. The author argues against oversimplifications, for Joan lived in a political...
Lodovico Pontano (Ca. 1409-1439): Eine Juristenkarriere an Universität, Fürstenhof Kurie Und Konzil
Lodovico Pontano (ca. 1409-1439): Eine Juristenkarriere an Universität, Fürstenhof Kurie und Konzil. By Thomas Woelki. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 38.] (Leiden: Brill. 2011. Pp. xlv, 936. $318.00. ISBN 978-9-004-19471-7.)When...
Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare's England
Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare's England. By Ruben Espinosa. [Women and Gender in the Early Modern World.] (Burlington, VT:Ashgate Publishing. 2011. Pp. xü, 194. $99.95.ISBN 978-1-409-40116-2.)In this book's lengthy introduction, "Fracturing...
Monaci, Vescovi E Scuola Nella Gallia Tardoantica
Monaci, vescovi e scuola nella Gallia tardoantica. By Roberto Alciati. [Temi e Testi, Voi. 72.] (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura. 2009- Pp. xi, 273. euro39,00 paperback. ISBN 978-8-863-72083-9.)In recent years the late-antique school, rightly...
Newman and His Contemporaries
Late Modern EuropeanNewman and His Contemporaries. By Edward Short. (New York: T &T Clark International, an imprint of Continuum. 201 1 . Pp. xi, 530. $1 10.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-567-02688-0; $32.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-56702689-7.)Among the...
No Closure: Catholic Practice and Boston's Parish Shutdowns
No Closure: Catholic Practice and Boston's Parish Shutdowns. By John C. Seitz. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2011.Pp. viii, 314. $3995. ISBN 978-0-674-05302-1.)The Occupy movements that seized Americans' hearts and minds during 201 1 relied...
Notes and Comments
Meetings and ConferencesAn international colloquium on the theme "Enseigner les nations: regards et apports de l'histoire" will be held at Laval University in Quebec City on May 23-25, 2012. It will study the place of history in research bearing on the...
Papal Justice: Subjects and Courts in the Papal State, 1500-1750
Early Modern European Papal Justice: Subjects and Courts in the Papal State, 1500-1750. By Irene Fosi. Translated by Thomas V. Cohen. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press. 2011. Pp. xiv, 272. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-813-21858-8.)In...
Paris, 1200
Paris, 1200. By John W Baldwin. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2010. Pp. Xu, 289. $65.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-804-76271-7; $24.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-804-77205-5.)I loved this book. In it, one of the great scholars of medieval French history...
Parisian Licentiates in Theology, A.D. 1373-1500: A Biographical Register
Parisian Licentiates in Theology, A.D. 1373-1500: A Biographical Register. Vol. II: The Secular Clergy. By Thomas Sullivan, O.S.B. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 37.] (Leiden: Brill. 2011. Pp. xii, 636. $255.00. ISBN...
Pedro Moya De Contreras: Catholic Reform and Royal Power in New Spain, 1571-1591
Poole, Stafford. Pedro Moya de Contreras: Catholic Reform and Royal Power in New Spain, 1571-1591. Second edition. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2011. Pp. xiv, 365. $45.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-80614171-8.)Stafford Poole's political and intellectual...
Philip Melanchthon, Speaker of the Reformation: Wittenberg's Other Reformer
Philip Melanchthon, Speaker of the Reformation: Wittenberg's Other Reformer. By Timothy J. Wengert. [Variorum Collected Studies Series; CS963-] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2010. Pp. xvi, 304. $139-95. ISBN 978-1-409-40662-4.)The studies in this...
Psychology and Catholicism: Contested Boundaries
Psychology and Catholicism: Contested Boundaries. By Robert Kugelmann. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 201 1 . Pp. v, 490. $ 1 25.00. ISBN 9781-107-00608-9.)Robert Kugelmann, a psychology professor at the University of Dallas, has written an intellectual...
Relazioni Tra Santa Sede a Repubbliche Baltiche (1918-1940): Monsignor Zeccbini Diplomatico
Relazioni tra Santa Sede e Repubbliche baltiche (1918-1940): Monsignor Zeccbini diplomatico. By Valerio Perna. (Udine: Forum. 2010. Pp. 238. euro14,50 paperback. ISBN 978-8-884-2 06 206.)Valerio Perna's well-crafted monograph examines the relations between...
Right in Michigan's Grassroots: From the KKK to the Michigan Militia
Right in Michigan's Grassroots: From the KKK to the Michigan Militia. By JoEllen McNergney Vinyard. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 363. $70.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-472-07159-3; $27.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-472-05159-5.)Michigan...
Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day
Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day. By John Beaumont. (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press. 2010. Pp. xiii, 493. $55.00. ISBN 978-1-58731720-0.)For Victorian Catholicism, the...
Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools
Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools. By Max Harris. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2011. Pp. xiv, 322. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-801-44956-7.)The Feast of Fools was celebrated in the Middle Ages principally in northern France on January...
Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico before the Reform/Marvels & Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico: Three Texts in Context
Latin AmericanShrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico before the Reform. By William B. Taylor. [Religions of the Americas Series.] (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2010. Pp. xvi, 288. $37.95. ISBN 978-0-82634853-1.)Marvels...
Simone Porzio: Un Aristotelico Tra Natura E Grazia
Simone Porzio: Un aristotelico tra natura e grazia. By Eva Del Soldato. [Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Centuria, 6.] (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura. 2010. Pp. xvi, 332. euro42,00 paperback. ISBN 978-8863-72275-8.)Modem scholarship...
The Andean Hybrid Baroque: Convergent Cultures in the Churches of Colonial Peru
The Andean Hybrid Baroque: Convergent Cultures in the Churches of Colonial Peru. By Gauvin Alexander Bailey. [History, Languages, and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds.] (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2010. Pp. xxii, 642. $75.00....
The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church, 1100-1560
The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church, 1100-1560. By Richard Fawcett. (New Haven: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. 2011. Pp. xiv, 456.$100.00. ISBN 978-0-300-17049-8.)Over the past thirty years,...
The Embodied Word: Female Spiritualities, Contested Orthodoxies, and English Religious Cultures, 1350-1700
The Embodied Word: Female Spiritualities, Contested Orthodoxies, and English Religious Cultures, 1350-1700. By Nancy Bradley Warren. [ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern.] (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2010. Pp. xi, 339. $36.00 paperback....
The European Culture Wars in Ireland: The Callan Schools Affair 1868-81
The European Culture Wars in Ireland: The Callan Schools Affair 1868-81. By Colin Barr. (Dublin: University College Dublin Press; Chester Springs, PA: Dufour Editions. 2010. Pp. xiii, 306. $89.95. ISBN 978-1-906-35953-9.)Barr sets out to tell the story...
The Future of History
General and Miscellaneous The Future of History. By John Lukacs. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2011. Pp. Xu, 177. $26.00. ISBN 978-0-300-16956-0.)John Lukacs often has reflected on the nature of history. This short volume revisits some of what he...
The Gibraltar Crusade: Castile and the Battle for the Strait
The Gibraltar Crusade: Castile and the Battle for the Strait. By Joseph F O'Callaghan. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 201 1. Pp. xvi, 376. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-812-24302-4.)Joseph E O'Callaghan continues to build...
The Ninety-Second Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Committee on ProgramThe ninety-second annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association was held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Historical Association and affiliated societies at the Marriott Miracle...
Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria
Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria. By Adam M. Schor. [Transformation of the Classical Heritage, XLVTfL] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2011. Pp. xvi, 342. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-520-26862-3.)It is...
The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity
Ancient The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity. By Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson. [Alcuin Club Collections, 86.] (Collegeville, MN: A Pueblo Book, Liturgical Press. 2011. Pp. xvi, 222. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-814-66244-1.)Paul...
The Study of Medieval Manuscripts of England: Festschrift in Honor of Richard W. Pfaff
The Study of Medieval Manuscripts of England: Festschrift in Honor of Richard W. Pfaff. Edited by George Hardin Brown and Linda Ehrsam Voigts. [Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Vol. 384; Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,...
The Transformation of the Christian Churches in Western Europe, 1945-2000
The Transformation of the Christian Churches in Western Europe, 1945-2000. mixed by Leo Kenis, Jaak Billiet,and Patrick Pasture. [KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Vol. 6.] (Leuven: Leuven University Press. Distrib. Cornell University Press....
The Transformation of the Irish Church in the Twelfth Century
The Transformation of the Irish Church in the Twelfth Century. By Marie Therese Flanagan. [Studies in Celtic History, XXLX.] (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 295. $99.00. ISBN 978-1-843-83597-4.)This, the twenty-ninth volume in the prestigious...
The Trials of Margaret Clitberow: Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England
The Trials of Margaret Clitberow: Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England. By Peter Lake and Michael Questier. (New York: Continuum. 2011. Pp. xix, 244. $120.00 clothbound, ISBN 9781-441-15134-6; $34.95 paperback, ISBN...
The Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles. Hitherto Unnoticed Witnesses to the Work of John of Worcester: Vol. 1: Introduction and Commentary; Vol. 2: Texts and Translations
The Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles. Hitherto Unnoticed Witnesses to the Work of John of Wbrcester: Vol. 1: Introduction and Commentary; Vol. 2: Texts and Translations. Edited and translated by Paul Antony Hayward. [Medieval and Renaissance Texts...
Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spain: Inquisition, Social Criticism and Theology in the Case of El Criticón
Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spain: Inquisition, Social Criticism and Theology in the Case of El Criticón. By Patricia W. Manning. [Medieval and Early Modern Roerían World, Vol. 37.] (Leiden; Boston: Brill. 2009- Pp- xvi, 323- $203-00. ISBN...
War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture
War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture. By Katherine Allen Smith. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Vol. XXXVIL] (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer. 2011. Pp. x, 239. $90.00. ISBN 978-1-843-83616-2.)During...
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