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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

The Extraordinary Story of How a Jewish Child, Made a Prisoner of the Vatican in 1858, Ended the Rule of the Popes in Italy

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara( )
Author: Kertzer, David I.
ISBN:978-0-679-45031-3
Publication Date:May 1997
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $4.99
Book Description:

Bologna, 1858: A police posse, acting on the orders of a Catholic inquisitor, invades the home of a Jewish merchant, Momolo Mortara, wrenches his crying six-year-old son from his arms, and rushes him off in a carriage bound for Rome. His mother is so distraught that she collapses and has to be taken to a neighbor's house, but her weeping can be heard across the city. With this terrifying scene--one that would haunt this family forever--David I. Kertzer begins his fascinating...
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Author Biography
Kertzer, David I. (Author)
He is a professor anthropology & history at Brown University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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