Vatican Archives provides the first comprehensive guide to one of the richest archival sources for the history of the Western world. Organized into related agency groups, it includes approximately 500 entries that describe the purpose and workings of each administrative agency of the Vatican and the official records it produces-- the very records that now constitute the archives. Serving as a research tool that provides a systematic and previously unavailable overview of the archives, this book enhances and expediates access by scholars in a broad range of disciplines.
"This important volume, recently hailed by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1998, will prove indispensable for all scholars whose research takes them to the Archivo Segreto Vaticano..."--Sixteenth Century Journal "[U]seful for graduate and even undergraduate students doing research in general world history or church history. Highly recommended for any academic library."--Choice "This important work offers much to researchers who seek an understanding of the significance of the Catholic Church throughout the world."--Colonial Latin American Historical Review " . . . a monumental volume and stunning achievement. . . this will sure prove to be the definitive guide to these records . . . . generations of researchers will give those who have prepared this exemplary guide their undying . . . gratitude."--American Archivist "... this guide will be an indispensable reference tool for research in the Vatican collections."--Church History "This work will be essential for all English-speaking scholars who plan to do research in the Vatican Archives."--Catholic Historical Review "An indispensable tool for all research libraries."--Religious Studies Review "As a whole, this volume does a remarkable job of providing a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the archives that eschews oversimplification. This is ... a key that will be useful to all levels of researchers, even those who have already worked extensively in the collections."--Sixteenth Century Journal
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.09 x 19.58 x 4.47
Weight (kg): 1.36