Vatican Archives

Vatican Archives : An Inventory and Guide to Historical Documents of the Holy See

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This work provides a comprehensive guide to the holdings of the Vatican Archives. Organized into related agency groups, Vatican Archives includes approximately 500 entries that describe the purpose and workings of each administrative agency of the Vatican, followed by a listing of the official records it produced; it is these administrative records that now constitute the archives. The work will serve as a research tool that provides a systematic and heretofore unavailable overview of the archives, enhancing and expediting access by scholars in a broad range of disciplines. _show more

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 195.8 x 260.9 x 44.7mm | 1,443.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195095529
  • 9780195095524

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The Vatican Archives represent a resource of incomparable richness for the history of the papacy, of the countries with which the papacy has been in contact, and of the Roman Catholic Church generally. The appearance of a substantial new guide aiming to give a comprehensive account of the Vatican Archives as well as of papal archives housed outside the Vatican City is therefore a major event. * Journal of Ecclesiastical History * It represents by far the most detailed account that one can find in one place of the post-medieval holdings in the archives ... and it undoubtedly a useful work of reference. * Journal of Ecclesiastical History *show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Part 1: College of Cardinals; Part 2: Papal Court; Capella pontificia; Famiglia della santita di Nostra Signore; Part 3: Roman Curia; Congregations; Offices; Tribunals; Part 4: Apostolic Nunciatures, Internunciatures, and Delegations; Part 5: Papal States; General Administration; Territoy under French Occupation, 18091814; Local Administration; Part 6: Permanent Commissions; Part 7: Miscellaneous Official Materials and Separate Collections; Miscellaneous Official Materials; Archivum arcis; Miscellaneous armaria of the ASV; Original amaria of the ASV; Miscelleneous series; Separate Collections; Individual and Family Papers; Records of Archconfaternities and Confraternities; Miscellaneous Papers regarding Religious Orders; Monasteries, Convents, Abbeys, and Churches; Miscelleneous Manuscripts; Spogli Cardinali; Appendix 1: List of Indexes in the Archives, Appendix 2: Current Agencies of the Modern Holy See (Vatican City-State), Bibliography, Indexes: Alphabetical List of Agencies, Series Titles, Chronological Index, Geographical Indexshow more