World History

"The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Facism in Europe"

David Kertzer

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David Kertzer, former provost of Brown University, examines the relationship between Pope Pius XI and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who both obtained power in 1922.  David Kertzer speaks at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
 

About the Authors

David Kertzer

David Kertzer is the author of several books, including The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a finalist for the National Book Award.  He is an anthropology and Italian studies professor at Brown University, where he was provost from 2006 to 2011.  For more information, visit davidkertzer.com.


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  • Saturday, March 1st at 8am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 16th at 5:30pm (ET)
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