by Sister Kathleen O'Neill
I. General History
I.a. Church History
#The Christian Centuries: A New History of the Catholic Church.
Vol Two, The Middle Ages. By David Knowles with Dimitri Obolensky. New York, McGraw Hill, 1968.
The Oxford History of Christianity, ed. J McManners. Oxford & New York, OUP, 1993. Rvw CSQ 32.3 (1997) 423-4.
#The Pelican History of the Church. 6 vols. Chadwick, Owen, general editor. New York, Penguin Books.
1. The Early Church. By Henry Chadwick.
2. Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages. By Sir Richard Southern.
3. The Reformation. By Owen Chadwick.
4. The Church and the Age of Reason. By Gerald R Cragg.
5. The Church in an Age of Revolution. By Alec R Vidler.
6. Christian Missions. By Stephen Neill.
#Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church, revised & expanded ed, New York, Image/Doubleday, 1990. Tends to focus on papacy & episcopacy, to neglect of other aspects of the Church.
#Harney, Martin P, SJ. The Catholic Church Through the Ages. Boston, Daughters of St Paul, 1974. Good, balanced, short.
#Herrin, Judith. The Formation of Christendom. Princeton, Princeton U Press, 1987. Covers the period prior to 800. Her interest is especially in the diversity within Christianity, and the relations between Church and state in the context of that diversity.
#Jedin, Hubert, general ed. History of the Church. 10 volumes. Trans fr German (Herder, 1962) New York, Crossroad, 1986. Also tends to focus on the most overtly institutional aspects.
#Johnson, Paul. A History of Christianity. New York, Atheneum, 1987. Popular, rather cynical, sometimes inaccurate, but lots of fun.
#McGinn, Bernard, John Meyendorff, and Jean Leclercq, eds. Christian Spirituality. Vol I: Origins to the Twelfth Century. Volume 16 of World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. New York, Crossroad, 1986.
I.b Charts and Maps
#Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History. Forward Daniel Boorstin. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1982. Based on Werner Stein, Kulturfahrplan, F.A.Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1946.
#Barraclough, Geoffrey, ed. The Times Atlas of World History. London, Tims Books Ltd, 1978.
#McEvedy, Colin. The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History. No further data.
#Matthew, Donald. Atlas of Medieval Europe. New York, Facts on File, 1992. Beautiful!