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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.
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This historical study of Enlightenment Freemasonry traces the origins and development of the order, from the roots of its political philosophy in 17th-century England to the French Revolution.
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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 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The European enlightenment: the birth of modern civil society --
The public becomes the private: the English revolution and the origins of European Freemasonry --
Temples of virtue, palaces of splendor: British masonic visions --
Cultural encounters: Freemasonry on the continent --
Creating constitutional societies --
Freemasonry, women, and the paradox of the enlightenment --
Speaking the language of enlightenment --
Living the enlightenment: cosmopolitan reformers and Amsterdam Brothers --
Dissension and reform in the new civil society: The Strasbourg Lodges of the late eighteenth century --
Le regime ancient et maconnique: the Paris grand lodge and the reform of national government --
Th enlightenment redefined.
Responsibility: Margaret C. Jacob.
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