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The Kidnapping of Edgardo MortaraFathers 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 boys kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a se Big drama at the time but almost forgotten now how the pope adopted a little Jewish boy who

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Cular power The book evokes the anguish of a modest merchants family the rhythms of daily life in a Jewish ghetto and also explores through the revolutionary campaigns of Mazzini and Garibaldi and such personages as Napoleon III the emergence of Italy as a modern national state Moving and informative the Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara reads as both a historical thriller and an authoritative analysis of how a single human tragedy changed the course of history Great important dramatic true story unbelievably documented that was an international cause