This collection features books by the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross. Items that contain contributions by Holy Cross authors, such as book chapters, articles, essays, short stories, poems or plays, are also included.
These items may be available in one of the Holy Cross Libraries or in the College Archives.
College of the Holy Cross
In the early 1980s, Holy Cross faculty compiled a list of 100 books that are considered some of the fundamental classics of Western literature and beyond, and elements of a classic liberal arts education.
Thomas R. Martin
This book examines the common assumption that coins were produced in classical Greece to serve as symbols of the political sovereignty of the state, much like flags of modern nations. Since the beginning of modern numismatics studies, scholars have used this assumption to establish the chronology of numerous Greek coinages and, in turn, to make hypotheses about important historical events, especially the intervention in Greek affairs of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and their early successors.
The author challenges the standard opinion , refuting the notion that a conquered state automatically lost its "right of coinage" and establishing that the minting of classical Greek coinage was primarily motivated by economic concerns.
William J. Reiser S.J.
A collection of reflections and articles by a member of the Society of Jesus, with particular emphasis on the spirituality underlying religious life. Some chapters are commentaries or reflections on the annual messages from Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations in the spring.