David Kertzer

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David I. Kertzer (born 1948) is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology (1992– ), Professor of History (1992–2001), and Professor of Italian Studies (2001-) at Brown University. He was Provost of Brown from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011. In 2005 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on politics and culture, European social history, anthropological demography, 19th-century Italian social history, contemporary Italian society and politics, and the history of Vatican relations with the Jews and the Italian state. His book, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction in 1997. This work is currently being made into a motion picture by Steven Spielberg with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. His 2001 book, The Popes Against the Jews, has been published in nine languages. His latest book, entitled the Pope and the Mussolini, was published in 2014. [1]

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  1. ^ Bruno Riccio “Kertzer, David I.” Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology New York: Routledge, 2004.

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