FERENC GALLA, Pontifical provisions, faculties and commissions in Transylvania, Habsburg and Ottoman Hungary (1550–1711) (CVH II/3), edited by PÉTER TUSOR–KRISZTINA TÓTH, Budapest–Rome 2010. xxii + 202 p. +1 suppl. (1 picture)
This volume is already the second one of the Collectanea Vaticana Hungariae series, that publishes a work of the outstanding 20th century Hungarian church historian, Ferenc Galla.
In this book he reveals the connections between Rome and the three-parts-divided Hungary (Transylvania, Habsburg and Ottoman Hungary) between 1550 and 1711 with the help of primary sources from the Vatican Archives, the extracts of which he gives in Hungarian, in Latin or in some cases in Italian, in timeorder. At the end of each abstract there is – usually abundant – collection of references of archive sources regarding the given case, from which the connection points of issues can be seen and what can be the basis of further research. The use and value of the volume for the research (scientific life) is given by the fact, that it contains many so far unpublished sources, pontifical provisions, faculties and commissions, mainly from the territory of Ottoman Hungary.
An Index of names and places makes the orientation in the book easy (pp. 173–196). Besides it contains also a Summary and Table of Contents in English (pp. 197–201).