Kertzer, David I.,: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Book Number: 0280876
Picador, London, 1997. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. -- The Extraordinary Story of How the Vatican's Imprisonment of a Six-Year-Old Jewish Boy in 1858 Helped Bring About the Collapse of the Popes' Worldly Power in Italy 350 pages, + 2 blank, + 2 publication data; chapter notes, archival sources and abbreviations, bibliography, index, three maps. Original illustrated dust jacket. The book tells two dramatic tales – one of the desperate parents who tried everything from pleading with the Pope to enlisting the aid of foreign governments in order to get their son back & the second tells of the collapse of the old regime in Italy and the disintegration of the theocratic government which had ruled for centuries. The case of this Jewish child came to embody the battle of the woods as authority against secular ideologies. previous owner's name at the top of the blue front end page. The spine is slightly cocked. No other damage to detail. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Judaica – biography; Italy; 19th century; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0330348787. ISBN/EAN: 9780330348782. Inventory No: 0280876.