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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

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On 23rd June 1858, a police posse and a Catholic inquisitor invaded the house of a Jewish merchant, Soloman Mortara, in Bologna, and seized his six-year-old son, Edgardo. With this scene, David Kertzer begins his investigation of the kidnapping that would eventually lead to the end of the Church's governing power in Italy. It transpired that Edgardo has been secretly baptised years earlier by a Catholic servant and the law held that no Christian child could be brought up in a Jewish household. What followed made ...

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
1998, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679768173

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
1997, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679450313

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
1997, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330348782

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