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. 99, No. 2, April

Art, Faith and Place in East Anglia: From Prehistory to the Present
General and Miscellaneous Art, Faith and Place in East Anglia: From Prehistory to the Present. Edited by T. A. Heslop, Elizabeth Meilings, and Margit Thofner. (Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer. 2012. Pp. xvi, 352. $80.00. ISBN 978-1-84383-744-2.)East...
Atti del Convegno Di Studi Gian Matteo Giberti (1495-1543)
Atti del Convegno di Studi Gian Matteo Giberti (1495-1543). Edited by Marco Agostini and Giovanna Baldissin Molli. (Cittadella-Padova, Verona: Biblos Edizioni. 2012. Pp. 216. euro25,00 paperback. ISBN 978-88-6448-031-2.)This volume, which is enriched...
Augustine and Catholic Christianization: The Catholicization of Roman Africa, 391-408
Ancient Augustine and Catholic Christianization: The Catholicization of Roman Africa, 391-408. By Horace E. Six-Means. [Patristic Studies, Vol. 10.] (New York: Peter Lang. 2011. Pp. viii, 215. $77.95. ISBN 978-1-4331-0804-4.)This book presents St. Augustine...
Aut Numquid Post Annos Mille Quingentos Docenda Est Ecclesia Catholica Quomodo Sacrae Imagines Pingantur?/post-Tridentine Image Reform and the Myth of Gabriele Paleotti
The author attempts, by considering publication data and Gabriele Paleotti's failed Discorso intorno alle imagini sacre e profane, to con- tribute to the further nuancing and remapping of the Catholic Reformation, via analysis of image reform. Evidence...
Avventure Dell'obbedienza Nella Compagnia Di Gesù. Teorie E Prassi Fra XVI E XIX Secolo
Avventure dell'obbedienza nella Compagnia di Gesù. Teorie e prassi fra XVI e XIX secolo. Edited by Fernanda Alfieri and Claudio Ferian. (Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino. 2012. Pp. 267. euro22,00 paperback. ISBN 978-88-15-23789-7.)Jesuit apologists...
Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne
Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne. By Sara McDougall. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. vi, 216. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4398-7.)In the study of medieval marriage, the English...
Catholiques et Comtois: Liturgie Diocésaine et Identité Régionale Au XIXe Siècle
Catholiques et Comtois: Liturgie diocésaine et identité régionale au XIXe siècle. By Vincent Petit. [Histoire religieuse de la France, No. 36.] (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2011. Pp. 720. euro44,00. ISBN 978-2-204-09395-8.)After decades of neglect,...
Christ Circumcised. A Study in Early Christian History and Difference
Christ Circumcised. A Study in Early Christian History and Difference. By Andrew S. Jacobs. [Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 314. $75.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4397-0.)Discussion...
Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany
Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany. Edited by David M. Luebke, Jared Poley, Daniel C. Ryan, and David Warren Sabean. [Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association, Vol. 3 ) (Brooklyn, NY: Berghahn Books. 2012....
Der Verband Katholischer Kaufmännischer Vereinigungen Deutschlands 1877-1933
Der Verband katholischer kaufmännischer Vereinigungen Deutschlands 1877-1933* By Veronika Laufen. [Beiträge zur Kirchen- und Kulturgeschichte, Band 22.] (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2011. Pp. 515. euro79,90. ISBN 978-3-631-62053-3.)This excellent...
Die Katholische Tübinger Schule: Zur Geschichte Ihrer Wahrnehmung
Late Modern European Die Katholische Tübinger Schule: Zur Geschichte ihrer Wahrnehmung. By Stefan Warthmann. (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. 2011. Distrib. David Brown Book Co., Oakville, CT. Pp. xi, 639. $138.00. ISBN 978-3-315-09856-4.)This scholarly...
Embattled Ecumenism: The National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War, and the Trials of the Protestant Left
Embattled Ecumenism: The National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War, and the Trials of the Protestant Left. By Jill K. Gill. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2011. Pp. xii, 551. $40.00. ISBN 978-087580-443-9-)Jill K. Gill offers an exhaustively...
Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification
Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification. By Rebecca Ayako Bennette. [Harvard Historical Studies, Vol.178.] (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2012. Pp. xi, 368. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-674-06563-5.)Rebecca...
Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint. By André Vauchez. Translated by Michael F. Cusato. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2012. Pp. xvi, 398. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-300-17894-4.)André Vauchez has written a learned and very readable...
French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer C. 1400-1600
French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, c. 1400-1600. By Virginia Reinburg. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2012. Pp. xiv, 297. $99.00. ISBN 978-1-107-00721-5.)For decades, books of hours have been a focus of research into later medieval...
Gateway to Heaven: Marian Doctrine and Devotion, Image and Typology in the Patristic and Medieval Periods, Vol. 1: Doctrine and Devotion
Gateway to Heaven: Marian Doctrine and Devotion, Image and Typology in the Patristic and Medieval Periods, Vol. 1: Doctrine and Devotion. By Brian K. Reynolds. (Hyde Park, NY: New City Press. 2012. Pp. viii, 415. $39-95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-56548-449-8.)This...
Getting along? Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England-Essays in Honour of Professor W. J. Sheils
Getting Along? Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England-Essays in Honour of Professor W. J. Sheils. Edited by Nadine Lewycky and Adam Morton. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT:Ashgate Publishing....
Indigenous Writings from the Convent: Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico
Indigenous Writings from the Convent: Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico. By Mónica Diaz. [First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies.] (Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2010. Pp xvi, 231. $50.00. ISBN 978-0-8165-2853-0.)Colonial...
In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World/Des Missionnaires Plongés Dans la Grande Guerre, 1914-1918: Lettres Des Missions éTrangères De Paris
In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World. Edited by Owen White and J. P. Daughton. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 324. $74.00. ISBN 978-0-19-539644-7.) Des missionnaires plongés dans la Grande Guerre, 1914-1918: Lettres...
Jacques Maritain E I Diritti Umani: Fra Totalitarismo, Antisemitismo E Decmocrazia (1936-1951)
Jacques Maritain e i diritti umani: Fra totalitarismo, antisemitismo e decmocrazia (1936-1951). By Daniele Lorenzini. (Brescia: Editrice Morcelliana. 2012. Pp. 206. euro16,50 paperback. ISBN 978-88-372-2566-7.)This is an historical rather than philosophical...
Jerusalem in the North: Denmark and the Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522
Jerusalem in the North: Denmark and the Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522. By Ane L. Bysted, Carsten Selch Jensen, Kurt Villads Jensen, and John H. Lind. [Outremer: Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East, Vol. 1.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 2012. Pp....
John Mirk's Festial. Edited from British Library MS Cotton Claudius A.II
John Mirk's Festial. Edited from British Library MS Cotton Claudius A.II. Edited by Susan Powell. 2 vols. [Early English Text Society, Original] S[eries] 334 and 335.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2009 and 2011. Vol. 1: Pp. cxlv, 188; $130.00;...
Journeys of a Mystic Soul in Poetry and Prose
Journeys of a Mystic Soul in Poetry and Prose. By Cecilia del Nacimento. Edited and Translated by Kevin Donnelly and Sandra Sider. [The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe:The Toronto Series, 18.] (Toronto: Iter, Inc., and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance...
"Kind of a Secular Sacrament": Father Geno Baroni, Monsignor John J. Egan, and the Catholic War on Poverty
The author argues that social activist Catholic priests such as John J. Egan and Geno Baroni created a Catholic War on Poverty through Catholic civil rights organizations that included the National Catholic Conference of Interracial Justice and the development...
Las Palabras del Silencio De Santa Rosa De Lima O la Poesía Visual del Inefable
Latin American Las palabras del silencio de Santa Rosa de Lima o la poesía visual del Inefable. By Emilio Ricardo Báez Rivera. (Madrid: Universidad de Navarra-Iberoamericana; Frankfurt-am-Main:Vervuert. 2012. Pp. 196. euro24,00 paperback. ISBN 978-84-8489-650-0...
Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church
American Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church. By Timothy Matovina. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2012. Pp. xvi, 312. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-691-13979-1.)Timothy Matovina's Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's...
La Visitation Dans L'art: Orient et Occident, Ve-XVIe Siècle
La Visitation dans l'art: Orient et Occident, Ve-XVIe siècle. By Anne Marie Velu. (Paris: Éditions du Cerf. 2012. Pp. 218. euro33,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2- 204-09658-4.)In this handsome book, entirely printed on coated stock and lavishly illus- trated...
Life with a Mission: Cardinal Willem Marinus Van Rossum C.Ss.R. (1854-1932)
Life with a Mission: Cardinal Willem Marinus van Rossum C.Ss.R. (1854-1932). Edited by Vefie Poels, Theo Salemink, and Hans de Valk. [Trajecta, Religie, cultuur en samenleving in de Nederlanden/Religion, Culture and Society in the Low Countries, 19-20.2010-2011.1-2.]...
L'ordre De Prémontré Au XVIIIe Siècle
L'ordre de Prémontré au XVIIIe siècle. Edited by Dominique-Marie Dauzet and Martine Plouvier. (Bern: Peter Lang. 2011. Pp. viii, 314. $94.95 paperback. ISBN 978-3-0343-1056-7.)This volume examines the Premonstratensian Order in Europe in the eighteenth...
Missionaries in Hawai'i: The Lives of Peter and Fanny Gulick, 1797-1883
Missionaries in Hawai'i: The Lives of Peter and Fanny Gulick, 1797-1883. By Clifford Putney. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 2010. Pp. xiv, 218. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-55849-735-1.)The nineteenth-century American Protestant mission to the Hawaiian...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsDuring its 93rd Annual Meeting held in New Orleans on January 3-6,2013, the American Catholic Historical Association announced its academic/scholarly prizewinners at Antoine's restaurant in the French Quarter on Saturday, January 5. They...
People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio De Janeiro
People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. By Mariza de Carvalho Soares. Translated by Jerry D. Metz. [Latin America in Translation.] (Durham: Duke University Press. 2011. Pp. xiii, 321. $84.95 clothbound, ISBN...
Philosemitism under a Darkening Sky: Judaism in the French Catholic Revival (1900-45)
The work of Charles Péguy (1873-1914), Léon Bloy (1846-1917), and especially Raïssa Maritain (1883-1960) provides insight regarding the relationship between French Jews and Catholics in the early-twentieth century. The author argues that these writers...
Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza: March 1-7, 1095
Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza: March 1-7, 1095. By Robert Somerville. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. Pp. viii, 151. $110.00. ISBN 978-0-19-925859-8.)Robert Somerville began his scholarly career with a study of Pope Urban II's game-changing...
Primitive Revolution: Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968
Primitive Revolution: Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968. By Jason H. Dormady. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2011. Pp. ix, 206. $28.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8263- 4951-4.)Primitive Revolution: Restorationist...
Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-Century Catholic Gentleman
Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-Century Catholic Gentleman. By Geoff Baker. [Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern England.] (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. Distrib. Palgrave, New...
Redrawing the Map of Early Modern English Catholicism
Redrawing the Map of Early Modern English Catholicism. Edited by Lowell Gallagher. [Clark Memorial Library Series.] (Toronto: University ofToronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William...
Religion, Magic, and the Origin of Science in Early Modern England
Religion, Magic, and the Origin of Science in Early Modern England. By John Henry. (Burlington,VT:Ashgate Publishing. 2012. Pp. xii, 328. $170.00. ISBN 978-1-4094-4458-9.)The essays collected in this book focus on a central issue in the history of early-modern...
Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico
Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico. By Kathleen Holscher. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 260. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-19-978173-7.)Kathleen Holscher's book, Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters...
Renovatio et Unitas-Nikolaus Von Kues Als Reformer: Theorie Und Praxis der Reformatio Im 15. Jahrhundert
Renovatio et Unitas-Nikolaus von Kues als Reformer: Theorie und Praxis der reformatio im 15. Jahrhundert. Edited by Thomas Frank and Norbert Winkler. [Berliner Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung, Band 13 ] (Göttingen:V & R unipress, an imprint...
Rom Und Mailand in der Spätantike: Repräsentationen Städtischer Räume in Literatur, Architektur Und Kunst
Rom und Mailand in der Spätantike:Repräsentationen städtischer Räume in Literatur, Architektur und Kunst. Edited by Therese Fuhrer. [Topoi. Berlin Studies of the Ancient World, Vol. 4.] (Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2012. Pp. xx, 448. $124.00. ISBN 978-3-11-022213-5.)Recent...
Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII
Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII. By Robert A. Ventresca. (Cam- bridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2013. Pp. 405. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-674-04961-1.)This is clearly the most extensive biography of Pope Pius XII yet written....
The Case of Galileo: A Closed Question?
The Case of Galileo: A Closed Question? By Annibale Fantoli. Translated by George V. Coyne, S.J. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 271. $28.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-02891-6.)Is Galileo's trial and condemnation the prime...
The Community of St. Cuthbert in the Late Tenth Century: The Chester-le-Street Additions to Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.19
The Community of St. Cuthbert in the Late Tenth Century: The Chester-le-Street Additions to Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.19. By Karen Louise Jolly. [Text and Context.] (Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 2012. Pp. xxvi, 410. $99-95. ISBN 978-0-8142-1181-6.)Visually...
The Great Beginning of Cîteaux: A Narrative of the Beginning of the Cistercian Order-The Exordium Magnum of Conrad of Eberbach
The Great Beginning of Cîteaux: A Narrative of the Beginning of the Cistercian Order-The Exordium Magnum of Conrad of Eberbach. Translated by Benedicta Ward, S.L.G., and Paul Savage; edited by E. Rozanne Elder. [Cistercian Fathers Series, No. 72.] (Collegeville,...
The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop: Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice
The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop: Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice. By Federico Barbierato. (Farnham, UK/Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2012. Pp. xxxiii, 396. $124.95. ISBN 978-1-4094-3547-1.)This is a study of unbelief...
The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews: Jesuits of Jewish Ancestry and Purity-of-Blood Laws in the Early Society of Jesus
The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews: Jesuits of Jewish Ancestry and Purity-of-Blood Laws in the Early Society of Jesus. By Robert Aleksander Maryks. [Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, Vol. 146.] (Boston: Brill. 2010. Pp. xxxiv, 281....
The Late Medieval Church: Vitality and Vulnerability before the Break with Rome
The Late Medieval Church: Vitality and Vulnerability before the Break with Rome. By G. W. Bernard. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2012. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-300-17997-2.)G. W Bernard's account of the late-medieval English Church is a perplexing endeavor....
The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism: Polemic, Violence, Deviance, and Remembrance
The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism: Polemic, Violence, Deviance, and Remembrance .By Guy Geltner. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2012. Pp. xvi, 188. $110.00. ISBN 978-0-199-63945-8.)Antifraternalism, criticism of the mendicant friars, is probably...
The Memoirs of Jin Luxian,Vol. 1: Learning and Relearning 1916-1982
Far Eastern The Memoirs of Jin Luxian,Vol. 1: Learning and Relearning 1916-1982. Translated by William Hanbury-Tenison. Introduced by Anthony E. Clark. (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 2012. Distrib. Columbia University Press. Pp. xxii, 296. $28.00...
The Mortgage of the Past. Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance
The Mortgage of the Past. Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance. By Francis Oakley. The Emergence of Western Political Thought in the Latin Middle Ages, Vol. 2. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2012. Pp. xv, 171. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-300-17633-9-)This...
The One Thomas More
Early Modern European The One Thomas More. By Travis Curtright. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Pp. ix, 231. $64.95. ISBN 978-0-8132-1995-0.)Travis Curtright does a fine job fusing St.Thomas More's "humanist credo" and...
The Politics of Identity in Visigothic Spain: Religion and Power in the Histories of Isidore of Seville
The Politics of Identity in Visigothic Spain: Religion and Power in the Histories of Isidore of Seville. By Jamie Wood. [Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages, Vol. 21.] Boston: Brill. 2012. Pp.xii, 275. $151.00. ISBN 978-9- 004-20990-9.)The florid...
The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas: The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987)
The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas: The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987). By Geoffrey Koziol. [Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy, 19 ] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2012. Pp. xx, 661. euro100,00. ISBN 978-2-503-53595-1.)After reading...
The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310
The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Neslihan Senocak. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2012. Pp. xivi, 276. $49-95. ISBN 978-0-8014-5057-0.)The vexed matter of the appropriateness of theological...
The Regular Canons in the Medieval British Isles
The Regular Canons in the Medieval British Isles. Edited by Janet Burton and Karen Stöber. [Medieval Church Studies,Vol. 19 ] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2011. Pp. xvii, 514. euro130,00. ISBN 978-2-503-53248-6.)This hefty volume joins twenty-two essays devoted...
The Reverend Jacob Bailey, Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country, and for Self
The Reverend Jacob Bailey, Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country, and for Self By James S. Leamon. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 2012. Pp. xx, 251. $80.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-1-55849-941-6; $28.95 paperback, ISBN 978-1-55849-942-3.)Jacob...
The Santa Marija Convoy: Faith and Endurance in Wartime Malta, 1940-1942
The Santa Marija Convoy: Faith and Endurance in Wartime Malta, 1940-1942. By Dennis A. Castillo. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. 2012. Pp. ix, 261. $70.00. ISBN 978-07391-2895-4.)Dennis A. Castillo's The Santa Marija...
The Sixth Scottish University the Scots Colleges Abroad: 1575 to 1799
The Sixth Scottish University The Scots Colleges Abroad: 1575 to 1799. By Tom Mclnally. (Boston: Brill. 2012. Pp. xii, 226. $136.00. ISBN 978-9-00421- 42-6.)Tom Mclnally's welcome study of the Scots Colleges on the continent of Europe draws on research...
The War on Heresy
The War on Heresy. By R. I. Moore. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2012. Pp. xvi, 378. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-674-06582-6.)This is an important book, and one that will generate much debate. In the last twenty years the study of...
Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages
Medieval Unmarriages, Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages. By Ruth Mazo Karras. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. vi, 283- $49.95. ISBN 978-0-812-24420-5.)Ruth Mazo Karras coins the term...
Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning
Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning. By Massimo Faggioli. (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press. 2012. Pp. viii, 199. $14.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8091-4750-2.)Massimo Faggioli's intimate knowledge of the historiography of the Second Vatican Council comes to life...
Why Pope Joan?
For 700 years a tale has been told about an English woman who was elected pope in the mid-ninth century. Called Pope Joan, she supposedly was born in Mainz of English parents. Dressed as a man, she traveled to Athens with a lover, acquired an education,...
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