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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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Jacob, Margaret C., 1943-
Living the enlightenment.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(DLC) 91008354
(OCoLC)23179434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret C Jacob
ISBN: 9780199762798 0199762791
OCLC Number: 707923177
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 304 p.) : ill.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; 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
Responsibility: Margaret C. Jacob.
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