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.
Its first article on the Mortara case did not appear until early October, when the paper expressed its shock over the massive scale of the protests against the Mortara abduction, which had spread throughout Europe and beyond.
The Austrian general wanted to deploy heavy artillery in the middle of Piazza Maggiore to discourage would-be protesters during the Pope's visit, but Church officials, sensitive to the unfortunate impression this might create, ...
Although government authorities from Rome had prohibited any signs of protest in the towns that lay along the Pope's route, a petition of grievances had been drawn up in Bologna, signed by a hundred of the city's elite.
The family's protests—to the Archbishop, the Duke of Modena, and even the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Rome—were to no avail. Pamela was taken to the local Casa dei Catecumeni—House of the Catechumens, the Church institution ...
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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
Archival Sources and Abbreviations
Sir Moses Goes to Rome
The Inquisitors Arrest
The Case Against the Inquisitor