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Living the enlightenment : freemasonry and politics in eighteenth-century Europe

Author: Margaret C Jacob
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Margaret Jacob argues that the hundreds of Masonic lodges founded in eighteenth-century Europe were among the most important enclaves in which modern civil society was formed, creating in France, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret C Jacob
ISBN: 0195069927 9780195069921 0195070518 9780195070514
OCLC Number: 23179434
Description: viii, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The European Enlightenment: The Birth of Modern Civil Society ; 1. The Public becomes the Private: The English Revolution and the Origins of European Freemasonry ; 2. Temples of Virtue, Palaces of Splendor: British Masonic Visions ; 3. Cultural Encounters: Freemasonry on the Continent ; 4. Creating Constitutional Societies ; 5. Freemasonry, Women, and the Paradox of the Enlightenment ; 6. Speaking the Language of Enlightenment ; 7. Living the Enlightenment: Cosmopolitan Reformers and Amsterdam Brothers ; 8. Dissension and Reform in the New Civil Society: The Strasbourg Lodges of the Late Eighteenth Century ; 9. Le regime ancien et maconnique: The Paris Grand Lodge and the Reform of National Government ; Conclusion: The Enlightenment Redefined
Responsibility: Margaret C. Jacob.
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