Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

by Charles G. Herbermann


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This volume belongs to a sixteen-volume encyclopedia set that, as the encyclopedia’s preface indicates, was designed “to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.” Unlike other Catholic encyclopedias that came before it, this one does not focus so narrowly on internal Church matters alone. Instead, it, among other things, succinctly explains Catholic doctrine while contrasting it to that of Protestantism, and it documents the accomplishments of Catholics throughout the centuries, including poets, artists, scientists, and public officials. The encyclopedia remains here in its original form, having never gone through a process of updating since its publication starting in 1907.

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Charles G. Herbermann
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Born: 1840
Died: 1916
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Basic information: Charles George Herbermann (1840–1916) was born in Saerbeck near Münster, Westphalia, Prussia, the son of George Herbermann and Elizabeth Stipp. He arrived in the United States in 1851, and seven years later graduated at College of St. Francis Xavier, New York City. He was appointed professor of Latin language and Literature (1869-1914) and librarian (1873-1914) at the College of the City of New York. For more than 50 years, he was immersed amidst various issues involved with Catholicism.
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