Biographical Cyclopedia of the Catholic Hierarchy of the United States, 1784-1898

Biographical Cyclopedia of the Catholic Hierarchy of the United States, 1784-1898 : A Book for Reference in the Matter of Dates, Places and Persons, in the Records of Our Bishops, Abbots and Monsignori (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Biographical Cyclopedia of the Catholic Hierarchy of the United States, 1784-1898: A Book for Reference in the Matter of Dates, Places and Persons, in the Records of Our Bishops, Abbots and Monsignori The compilation seeking public favor in this volume is nothing more - nor less - than an American supplement to the Art of Verifying Dates. It is not a history in the ordinary meaning of the word; it is a manual of funda mental data for the guidance of future historians of the Church in the United States, as well as of corrections of errors into which all our historians have so far fallen. This work, then, is rather a guide for students than a book for the general public, a modest addition to the literature 'of deep research, if not of erudition. In this respect it represents a most useful and valuable division of labor, and cannot but bring a great saving of time to the painstaking historian such as we still need to record fully and faithfully the origin and growth of the Church in this country. The Shortcomings of the works that we have on this subject are in some instances due to the fact that the entire field of original research is too much for any one person to cultivate; for very often a single volume of this character that is by no means large may represent the work of the best part Of a lifetime. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 118 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243078684
  • 9780243078684