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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara - David I. Kertzer
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
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Both moving and informative, this National Book Award Finalist tells the true story of how one boy's kidnapping helped bring about the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power. "A thrilling history".--"Boston Globe.
Both moving and informative, this National Book Award Finalist tells the true story of how one boy's kidnapping helped bring about the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power. "A thrilling history".--"Boston Globe.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780679768173 (0679768173)
ASIN: 9780679768173
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Edition language: English
Category:
Non Fiction, History
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This is a fascinating study of an Italian incident in 1858 that helped to change the face of Europe. Edgardo was a six-year Jewish boy who was taken away from his parents by Papal forces because a claim that he had been baptized by a Catholic. The Catholic church had been doing this for centuries ...
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