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The origins of freemasonry : facts & fictions

Author: Margaret C Jacob
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can the ancestry of freemasonry really be traced back to the Knights Templar? Is the image of the eye in a triangle on the back of the dollar bill one of its cryptic signs? Is there a conspiracy that stretches through centuries and generations to elevate this shadow organization with secret rituals and ties to world governments and religions? Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, Margaret C. Jacob notes.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret C Jacob
ISBN: 0812239016 9780812239010 0812219880 9780812219883
OCLC Number: 61200726
Description: 168 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins --
Daily lives as measured in masonic time --
Schools of government --
Money, equality, and fraternity : freemasons negotiate the market --
Women in the lodges --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Margaret C. Jacob.

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Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, but what are their origins? Margaret C. Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all, revealing  Read more...

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"A classic in the field."-American Historical Review "Highly recommended."-Choice "When inviting us to go on a journey to the Origins of Freemasonry, Margaret C. Jacob does not take us towards the Read more...

 
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