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David I. Kertzer

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David I. Kertzer is the Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science and professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University, where he served as provost from 2006 to 2011. He is the author of nine books, including The Popes Against the Jews, which was a finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize, and The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has twice been awarded the Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies for the best work on Italian history. He and his wife, Susan, live in Providence, Rhode... Read More

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $13.99

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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1998
Price: $17.95

Bologna, 1858: A police posse, acting on the orders of a Catholic inquisitor, invades the home of a Jewish merchant, Momolo Mortara, wrenches his crying six-year-old son from his arms, and rushes him off in a carriage bound for Rome. His mother is so distraught that she collapses and has to... Read more >
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The Pope and Mussolini
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $32.00

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the compelling story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will... Read more >
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The Pope and Mussolini
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $14.99

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The Popes Against the Jews
The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $17.95

In this meticulously researched, unflinching, and reasoned study, National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer presents shocking revelations about the role played by the Vatican in the development of modern anti-Semitism. Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role... Read more >
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The Popes Against the Jews
The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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