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Robison, John 1739-1805

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Works: 126 works in 408 publications in 4 languages and 3,511 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  History  Records and correspondence  Registers  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: HS481, 366.1
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Proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and reading societies. Collected from good authorities, by John Robison, A.M. professor of natural philosophy, and secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. [One line Latin proverb] by John Robison( )
168 editions published between 1797 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1776 was a significant year, the date of the American Revolution, of the publication of Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' and, far less well-known but equally momentous, the founding by Adam Weishaupt of the Order of the Illuminati. Weishaupt was a respected professor of Canon Law at Germany's Ingolstadt University. He conceived the Illuminati as "a durable combination of the most worthy persons, who should work together in removing the obstacles to human happiness. ... Would not such an association be a blessing to the world?" But while the American Revolution strove for the 'pursuit of happiness' via forthright, open revolution, Weishaupt envisioned that the Illuminati would shape the fate of nations, and eventually the world, from the shadows, working behind the scenes to infiltrate and subvert a host of organizations, effecting change and revolution by stealth. A secret Order dedicated to covert conspiracy. John Robison, a distinguished Professor of philosophy at Edinburgh University, took it upon himself to discover all he could of the Illuminati's structure and schemes. His book, when first published in 1798, caused a sensation in Europe and America. It has remained one of the most important source works for the study of this most enigmatic (and some would claim diabolical) of secret societies.--Page [4] of cover
Lectures on the elements of chemistry, delivered in the University of Edinburgh, by the late Joseph Black; now published from his manuscripts, by John Robison by Joseph Black( Book )
24 editions published between 1803 and 1970 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )
24 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of a course of lectures on mechanical philosophy, by John Robison M.A. Prof. of Nat. Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh by John Robison( )
8 editions published between 1797 and 1803 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of a course of experimental philosophy by John Robison( )
4 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preuves de conspirations contre toutes les religions et tous les gouvernements de l'Europe ... par John Robison ... Traduit de l'Anglois d'après la troisieme édition by John Robison( )
6 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partners in science; letters of James Watt and Joseph Black. Edited, with introductions and notes, by Eric Robinson and Douglas McKie by James Watt( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rudimentary treatise on the principles of construction in the carpentry and joinery of roofs ( Book )
3 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of mechanical philosophy being the substance of a course of lectures on that science by John Robison( Book )
4 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of a course of lectures on mechanical philosophy, by John Robison by John Robison( )
2 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the flexible water main contrived by the late Mr. Watt, for the Glasgow Water-Work Company by John Robison( Book )
3 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the failure of the suspension bridge at Paris by John Robison( Book )
1 edition published in 1827 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The slot expert's guide to playing slots by John Robison( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observations on the difference of level of the east and west seas by John Robison( Book )
1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the malleable iron passage-boat now plying on the Forth and Clyde Canal by John Robison( Book )
1 edition published in 1820 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muster roll and diary of Captain John Robison, War of 1812 by John Robison( Book )
3 editions published between 1937 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über geheime Gesellschaften und deren Gefährlichkeit für Staat und Religion by John Robison( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of a course of experimental philosophy by John Robison( )
2 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Robinson, Johann 1739-1805
Robinson, John 1739-1805
Robison, Joh 1739-1805
Languages
English (263)
German (8)
French (7)
Dutch (1)
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