The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - History - 368 pages
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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 Churchís argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism. In doing so, he challenges the Vaticanís recent official statement on the subject, We Remember. Kertzer tells an unsettling story that has stirred up controversy around the world and sheds a much-needed light on the past.


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In this book, Brown University Professor David Kertzer's book refutes the Church's contention that the Holocaust was due to "an anti-Judaism that was essentially more sociological and political than ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
A Missed Qpportunity
23
Forced Baptisms
38
The Ghetto
60
Ritual Murder Makes a Comeback
86
The End of an
106
The Church and the Rise
131
jewish Vampires
152
Race
205
Ritual Murder and the Popes
213
A Future Pope in Poland
239
Antechamber to the Holocaust
264
Acknowledgments
293
References Cited
329
Index
345
205
351

France
166
Austria
186

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About the author (2007)

David I. Kertzer was born in 1948 in New York City. He is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science and a professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University. He is the author of The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Popes Against the Jews was a finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize and he has twice been awarded, in 1985 and 1990, the Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies for the best wrok on Italian history. He and his wife, Susan, live in Providence.


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