Vatican Archives: An Inventory and Guide to Historical Documents of the Holy See by Francis X. Blouin

Vatican Archives: An Inventory and Guide to Historical Documents of the Holy See

EditorFrancis X. Blouin

Hardcover | October 1, 1997

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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 Vaticanand 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.

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Francis X. Blouin is at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Title:Vatican Archives: An Inventory and Guide to Historical Documents of the Holy SeeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 10 × 7.52 × 1.81 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195095529

ISBN - 13:9780195095524

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"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 thecollections."--Sixteenth Century Journal