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S father's arms his mother collapses The reason for his abduction the boy had been secretly baptized by a family servant According to papal law the child is therefore a Catholic who can be taken from his family and delivered to a special monastery where his conversion will be completedWith this terrifying scene prize winning historian David I Kertzer begins the true story of how one boy's kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a s An excellent presentation of real events in 19th century Italy Mr Kertzer had done a lot of research and deserves much credit for summarising the events Well written and gripps your attention You will not want to put the book down

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo MortaraSoon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg A National Book Award FinalistThe extraordinary story of how the vatican's imprisonment of a six year old Jewish boy in 1858 helped to bring about the collapse of the popes' worldly power in ItalyBologna nightfall June 1858 A knock sounds at the door of the Jewish merchant Momolo Mortara Two officers of the Inuisition bust inside and seize Mortara's six year old son Edgardo As the boy is wrenched from hi there is much too much commentary and added narrative in this 'story' unfortunately like so many modern authors the writer is extremely biased against the catholic church and tradition it is complex story that needs to be understood in the context of the era which was contentious on all sides that there are NO uotes from the man himself mortara hints that the author was afraid to be truthful to the story the fact is he remained a priest devoted to the holy office for the rest of his life and did not regret his extraordinary conversion to the faith