David I. Kertzer

David Israel Kertzer is an American anthropologist, historian, and academic known for his work on Italian history, politics, and society. He has written extensively on the relationship between the Catholic Church and the rise of fascism in Italy.


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  1. 1. The Pope and Mussolini

    This book delves into the secret relationship between Pope Pius XI and the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The narrative reveals how each man relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals, ultimately leading to the Vatican’s endorsement of the Fascist regime. The author uses newly available sources from the Vatican archives to illuminate this dark chapter in the history of the Catholic Church and Italy.

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