HANDBOOK TO CHRISTIAN
M. A. R. TUKER
ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK
PART I. THE CRISTIAN MONUMENTS OF ROME
PART II. THE LITURGY IN ROME
PART III. MONASTICISM IN ROME
PART IV. ECCLESIASTICAL ROME
This Handbook is intended to give the visitor to Rome full information about the Christian side of its history, about Roman churches, ceremonies, and customs, which does not fall within the scope of such an excellent Handbook as that of Messrs. Murray’s general Guide.
It was to have formed one volume, but the matter gradually exceeded all limits ; and it is now hoped that this little series of books (of which the present is much the largest) may prove as convenient, dealing as each volume will do, with a subject complete in itself.
We cannot hope that among so much detail we have been able to avoid all error ; nor that we have always made the same choice as all our readers would have done, as to what pieces of information to give, and what to reluctantly withhold. When a choice has had to be made, we have elected to tell what is less generally known.
There’ remains only the pleasure of recalling the many kindnesses we have received, and of taking this opportunity of thanking all who have helped us with information, or by suggesting books.
Our gratitude is specially due to Monsignor J, A. Campbell, Rector of the Scotch College in Rome, for unwearied helpfulness, and readiness in answering an infinity of questions, and for the courtesy of placing his library at our disposal : and for the kind help given us by Padre Semeria, Barnabite.
For the archaeological portion of this handbook we are much indebted to conferences held on the spot by the late Commendatore G.-B. De Rossi, and by his pupil Professor Orazio Marucchi. And we desire also to thank Professor Barnabei and the Ministry of Public Instruction in Rome for facilities courteously afforded us.