Kertzer, David I.:
Title THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA.
Book Number 83019
(London), Picador, (1997). Reprint. Cloth, fine in d/w, pp. xi, 350. ISBN 0 330 34878 7. The case of a small child, allegedly secretly baptised, who was taken from his Jewish parents by the Catholic authorities of Bologna in 1858. "... while it sheds new light on the birth of modern Italy, it also offers new and disturbing insights into the roots of European anti-Semitism" (d/w blurb). First British edition.
Italy eighteenth century Catholicism Catholic Curch Inquisition Jews Judiasm Judaica Jewry kidnapping history religion government theocracy