The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008 M12 30 - 368 páginas
Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg.
A National Book Award Finalist
The 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 Italy.
Bologna: nightfall, June 1858. A knock sounds at the door of the Jewish merchant Momolo Mortara. Two officers of the Inquisition bust inside and seize Mortara's six-year-old son, Edgardo. As the boy is wrenched from his 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 completed.
With 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 secular power. The book evokes the anguish of a modest merchant's 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.
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... at Alatri Meeting Mother The International Protests Spread The Church Strikes Back A Matter of Principle Sir Moses Goes to Rome Uprising in Bologna ix 13 23 32 102 109 118 129 143 162 173 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2.5 The Inquisitor's.
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2.5 The Inquisitor's Arrest The Case Against the Inquisitor The Inquisitor's Trial Defending the Inquisitor The Rites of Rulers New Hopes for Freeing Edgardo Edgardo's Escape A Death in Florence Momolo's Trial ...
There lived the Inquisitor, charged by the Congregation of the Holy Office in Rome with combating heresy and defending ... For two centuries, Bologna's inquisitors had had little reason to worry about the Jews, for in 1593 the Pope had ...
“I'm just following the Inquisitor's orders.” Lucidi despaired as the situation seemed to be slipping out of control. In his own report, he later wrote: “I hardly know how to describe the effect of that fatal announcement.
I asked the marshal of the gendarmes to explain what was going on, and he responded that he had an order—though he never showed it to me—from the Inquisitor, Father Pier Gaetano Feletti, to take Edgardo because he had been baptized.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - SheldonDeVane - LibraryThing
If you only have time to read one chapter, make it the first one "The Knock at the Door." If you have time to read another chapter, make it the Epilogue at the end. Hopefully, you will feel inspired to read all the chapters in the middle. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - mbmackay - LibraryThing
True story of the Catholic Inquisition in Italy in 1858 taking a 6 yr old boy from his Jewish family because the illiterate maid had secretly baptised him when he was sick! Stunning story told in great detail. Read Feb 2007 Leer comentario completo
The Inquisitors Trial
Defending the Inquisitor
The Rites of Rulers
New Hopes for Freeing Edgardo
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Sir Moses Goes to Rome
The Inquisitors Arrest
The Case Against the Inquisitor