The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (December 30, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 2.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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