"This volume provides an important corrective on a pivotal pope, who despite the press of business and the failure of the Second Crusade, made a significant contribution to the extension of papal authority and the centralisation of the Church."
- Kathleen G. Cushing, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 70 (2019)
"This collection of thirteen essays, prefaced with an introduction by Andrew Jotischky, shines a valuable spotlight on Eugenius’s activities, and reassesses his contributions to some of the major developments and events of the 1140s and 1150s."
- Katharine Sykes, University of Birmingham, Journal of Church and State, Volume 61, Issue 3 (2019)
"The other recipient of thanks (ignoring the contributors and editors) must be Amsterdam University Press. The series in which this book is published - Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West - has been peregrinating for the last few years. Fortunately, CFCMW seems now to have reached its own port of salvation with AUP [...] This is another excellent contribution to CFCMW’s series on 12th-/13th-century popes. Collectively, these volumes now stand as a vital resource for the history of the High Medieval papacy."
- Benedict Wiedemann, Reviews in History (2019)