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“The Pontifical Institute has long appeared to observers to be the most substantial centre of medieval scholarship in North America.” —GEORGE HOLMES, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, All Souls College, Oxford

The Institute Library, which opened in 1929 with a mere 3,000 titles donated by St Michael’s College, today has holdings of about 120,000 volumes whose lustre is enhanced and complemented by specialized collections of 9,000 reels of microfilm and 50,000 slides. The Institute’s Academic Council alone exercises control and authority over Library policies and use.

Access to the Library is normally granted to professors and graduate students of the University of Toronto who work in areas allied to the Library’s resources and, on a more restricted basis, to other members of the University of Toronto who need to consult unique copies or materials not otherwise available at the University of Toronto. Every reasonable opportunity to use the Library is also granted to Guests of the Institute and other visiting scholars.
Priority in collection development at the Institute Library has always been given to editions of texts and archival materials and to catalogues of manuscripts held in libraries around the world. There is a special strength in medieval philosophy and theology; but the collection is also very strong in history, law, liturgy, and literature.

The published opera omnia of every major medieval figure, as well as the great multi-volume collections on national and ecclesiastical history, are all available in the Institute Library. The inventory of the library stands in 2000 at 101,900 books, with another 20,000 printed and manuscript books in microform.

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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Map, Walter, fl. 1200; James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936
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Topics: England -- Social life and customs To 15th century (inclusive), England -- History 1154-1399...
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Lewis, David, 1814-1895
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Topics: Catholic Church, Theology -- Collected works 16th century
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by Dreves, Guido Maria, 1854-1909; Blume, Clemens, 1862-1932; Bannister, Henry Marriott, 1854-1919
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Vol. 1-23 edited by G.M. Dreves; vol. 24-50, 55 edited by G.M. Dreves and C. Blume; vol. 51-52 edited by C. Blume; vol. 53-54 edited by C. Blume and H.M. Bannister
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church music, Hymns, Latin, Religious poetry, Latin
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
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Topics: Paisley Abbey, Scotland -- Church history To 1500, genealogy
Bibliographical note: p. xxiii-xxviii
Topic: Catholic Church
In: History of the castle, priory and town of Tutbury in the county of Stafford / Oswald Mosley. London : Simpkin and Marshall : Logman, 1832
Topics: Brown family, Sidney family, Webster family, Sussex (England) -- Genealogy, genealogy
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Clement I, Pope
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With: The Apostolical consitutions
Topic: Theology
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Topic: Catholic Church
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
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Topics: Newbattle Abbey, Cistercians, Abbeys -- Scotland Newbattle, Newbattle (Scotland) -- History,...
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by Aethelwald, Bishop of Litchfield, d. 830; Kuypers, Arthur Benedict, 1868-; Bishop, Edmund, 1846-1917
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Topic: Catholic Church
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Published in 1867 as v.3 of the author's Ecclesiastical chronicle for Scotland
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Topics: Jedburgh Abbey, Kelso Abbey, Melrose Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey (Dryburgh, Scotland), Scotland --...
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Cockayne, Thomas Oswald, 1807-1873; Apuleius, Barbarus. Herbarium; Placitus, Sextus, Papyriensis; Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
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Imprint varies. Vols. 2-3, Kraus Rerint, 1965
Topics: Anglo-Saxons, Botany, Medical, Learning and scholarship, Botany, Astronomy, Medieval, genealogy
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Oliver, George, 1781-1861; Smirke, Edward, Sir, 1795-1875
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Topics: Exeter (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Cistercians, Cistercians, Cistercians, genealogy
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by Abingdon, Thomas, 1560-1647; Amphlett, John, 1845-1918
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Topics: Worcestershire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859
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Topic: genealogy
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by Bartlett, Richard Grosvenor, 1868-
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Topics: Crewkerne grammar school, Crewkerne (England), genealogy
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by Karl Baedeker (Firm)
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Includes index
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Sources, Yorkshire (England) -- Charters, grants, privileges,...
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by Capgrave, John, 1393-1464; Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Published by the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, under the direction of the Master of the Rolls
Topics: World history, genealogy
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
Slovenian, German, and Latin
Topic: Catholic Church. Diocese of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
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by Jones, William Garmon
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Welsh poetry -- History and criticism, Wales -- History To 1536, Great Britain -- History Tudors,...
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by Guéranger, Prosper, 1806-1875
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[v. 1] Advent--[v. 2-3] Christmas.--[v.4] Septuagesima.--[v. 5] Lent.--[v. 6] Passiontide and Holy Week.--[v. 7-9] Paschal time.--[v. 10-15] Time after Pentecost
Topics: Catholic Church, Church year
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Topics: Sunderland (England) -- Antiquities, Sunderland (England) -- Genealogy
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Halton Castle, Norton Priory (Norton, Cheshire, England), genealogy
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Tumpach, Josef, 1826-1916; Podlaha, Ant. (Antonín), 1865-1932
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Includes indexes
Topics: Theology, Theology, Religious literature, Slavic
Source: cart01
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by Academie Velehradská (Velehrad, Czehoslovak SSR)
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Latin or Czech
Topic: Theology
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by Guéranger, Prosper, 1806-1875
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[v. 1] Advent--[v. 2-3] Christmas.--[v.4] Septuagesima.--[v. 5] Lent.--[v. 6] Passiontide and Holy Week.--[v. 7-9] Paschal time.--[v. 10-15] Time after Pentecost
Topics: Catholic Church, Church year
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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by Dreves, Guido Maria, 1854-1909; Blume, Clemens, 1862-1932; Bannister, Henry Marriott, 1854-1919
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Vol. 1-23 edited by G.M. Dreves; vol. 24-50, 55 edited by G.M. Dreves and C. Blume; vol. 51-52 edited by C. Blume; vol. 53-54 edited by C. Blume and H.M. Bannister
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church music, Hymns, Latin, Religious poetry, Latin
v. 1. Roma -- v. 2. Latium -- v. 3. Etruria -- v. 4. Umbria, Picenum, Marsia -- v. 5. Aemilia sive provincia Ravennas -- v. 6. Liguria sive Provincia mediolanensis. pars 1. Lombardia. pars 2. Pedemontium, Liguria maritima -- v. 7. Venetiae et Histria. pars 1. Provincia aquileiensis. pars 2. Respublica Venetiarum, Campania -- v. 9. Samnium, Apulia, Lucania -- v. 10 Calabria, Insulae
Topics: Catholic Church, Popes
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Topics: Oxford (England), genealogy
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Lewis, David, 1814-1895
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Topics: Catholic Church, Theology -- Collected works 16th century
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Greswell, William Henry Parr, 1848-1923
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Topics: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury (England) -- History, Glastonbury (England) -- Church history,...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Plantagenets, 1154-1399, Scotland -- History To 1603, England -- Foreign...
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Hereford. Bishop (1275-1282 : Thomas de Cantelupe); Thomas, de Cantelupe, Saint, ca. 1218-1282; Griffiths, R
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Vol. 2: London : Issued for the Society
Topics: Hereford (England) -- Church history Sources, genealogy
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by Serjeantson, R[obert] M[eyricke], 1861-
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Topics: All Saints' Church (Northampton, England), genealogy
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by Kennedy, Daniel Joseph, 1862-
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The rise of scholasticism. St. Anselm (1034-1109)--Dangers and abuses of scholasticism. Abelard (1079-1142)--The experimental sciences. Albertus Magnus. Roger Bacon.--Condition of philosophy in the thirteenth century. What St. Thomas found at Paris.--Influence of St. Thomas on philosophy.--The Summa theologica of St. Thomas.--Specimen pages from the Summa theologica of St. Thomas.--Bibliography
Topics: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274, Philosophy, Medieval
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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by Bannister, Arthur Thomas, 1861-
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Topics: Ewyas Harold (Wales) -- History, genealogy
v. 1. Roma -- v. 2. Latium -- v. 3. Etruria -- v. 4. Umbria, Picenum, Marsia -- v. 5. Aemilia sive provincia Ravennas -- v. 6. Liguria sive Provincia mediolanensis. pars 1. Lombardia. pars 2. Pedemontium, Liguria maritima -- v. 7. Venetiae et Histria. pars 1. Provincia aquileiensis. pars 2. Respublica Venetiarum, Campania -- v. 9. Samnium, Apulia, Lucania -- v. 10 Calabria, Insulae
Topics: Catholic Church, Popes
Includes indexes
Topic: Catholic Church
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723; Bingham, Richard, 1765-1858; Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723
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Vol. I. Prolegomena, viz. The Editor's introduction. The life of the Author. The Author's original prefaces, [etc.] The antiquities of the Christian Church, Book I-III. Names and orders of the people. Orders of the superior clergy. Order of the inferior clergy.- Vol. II. Prolegomena ... The antiquities of the Christian Church, Books IV-VII. Ordinations of the clergy. Privileges, revenues, [etc.] Laws of their life and conversation. Ascetics and monksu.- Vol. III. The antiquities of the...
Topic: genealogy
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by Catholic Church. Pope; Jaffé, Philipp, 1819-1870; Wattenbach, Wilhelm, 1819-1897; Loewenfeld, Samuel, 1854-; Kaltenbrunner, Ferdinand; Ewald, Paul, 1857-1911
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"Index librorum adhibitorum": v. 1, p. [xiii]-xxviii
Topics: Catholic Church, Popes, Middle Ages
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by Rowe, Joshua Brooking, 1837-1908
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Reprinted from: Transactions of the Devonshire Association
Topics: Cistercians, Abbeys -- England Devon, Devon (England) -- Church history, genealogy
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by Catholic Church. Pope; Pflugk-Harttung, Julius von, 1848-1919
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Bd. 1. Urkunden der Päpste 748-1198 -- Bd. 2. Urkunden der Päpste 97-1197 -- Bd. 3. Urkunden der Päpste 590-1197
Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy
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by Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (London, England); Williams, Robert, 1810-1881; Pseudo-Turpin
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Topics: Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814, genealogy
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Topics: Knöpfler, Alois, 1847-1901, Theology, Church history
PIMS - University of Toronto
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Includes index
Topic: genealogy
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Lincoln (Lincolnshire). Bishop (1436-1449 : Alnwick); Thompson, A. Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton), 1873-1952; Alnwick, William, d. 1449
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Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Diocese of Lincoln (England), Monasticism and religious orders --...
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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by Chevalier, Ulysse, 1841-1923
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Catalogue des chants, hymnes, proses, séquences, tropes en usage dans l'église latine depuis les origines jusqu'à nos jours, par le chanoine Ulysse Chevalier
Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns
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Topics: Catholic Church, Bishops -- Great Britain
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by Bernard, J. H. (John Henry), 1860-1927; Atkinson, R. (Robert), 1839-1908; Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Celtic rite
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Texts in Latin or Old Irish, with English translation of the latter; editorial matter in English
Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns, Latin, Hymns, Irish, Hymns, English
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Architecture -- Wales, Monasteries -- Wales, Wales -- Antiquities, genealogy
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by Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866; Cooper, John William, 1845-1906
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Adam, von Bremen, 11th cent; Schmeidler, Bernhard, 1879-
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Added t.p.: Magistri Adam Bremensis gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum
Topics: Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church. Curia Romana, Monasticism and religious orders
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by Sägmüller, Johannes Baptist, 1860-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law
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by Chevalier, Ulysse, 1841-1923
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Catalogue des chants, hymnes, proses, séquences, tropes en usage dans l'église latine depuis les origines jusqu'à nos jours, par le chanoine Ulysse Chevalier
Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns
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by Catholic Church; Bannister, Henry Marriott, 1854-1919; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. MSS. (Reg. Lat. 317)
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Text in Latin; editorial matter in English
Topic: Catholic Church
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by Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866; Cooper, John William, 1845-1906
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Guéranger, Prosper, 1806-1875
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[v. 1] Advent--[v. 2-3] Christmas.--[v.4] Septuagesima.--[v. 5] Lent.--[v. 6] Passiontide and Holy Week.--[v. 7-9] Paschal time.--[v. 10-15] Time after Pentecost
Topics: Catholic Church, Church year
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Topics: Catholic Church, Sermons, Croatian
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by Tumpach, Josef, 1826-1916; Podlaha, Ant. (Antonín), 1865-1932
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Includes indexes
Topics: Theology, Theology, Religious literature, Slavic
Source: cart03
Translation of v. 2 of the author's Geschichte von England
Topic: genealogy
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by Baudrillart, Alfred, 1859-1942
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Topics: Catholic Church, Renaissance, Protestantism