The Origins of Freemasonry Scotland's Century, 1590-1710

Auteur: David Stevenson
Taal: Engels
The Origins of Freemasonry
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780521396547
  • Druk: New edition
  • september 1990
  • 270 pagina's
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This is a classic account of the origins of freemasonry, a brotherhood of men bound together by secret initiatives, secret rituals and secret modes of identification with ideals of fraternity, equality, toleration and reason. Beginning in Britain, freemasonry swept across Europe in the mid-eighteenth century in astonishing fashion yet its origins are still hotly debated today. The prevailing assumption has been that it emerged in England around 1700, but David Stevenson demonstrates that the real origins of modern freemasonry lie in Scotland around 1600, when the system of lodges was created by stonemasons with rituals and secrets blending medieval mythology with Renaissance and seventeenth-century history. This fascinating work of historical detection will be essential reading for anyone interested in Renaissance and seventeenth-century history, for freemasons themselves, and for those readers captivated by the secret societies at the heart of the bestselling Da Vinci Code.

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' ... a work of creative scholarship flavoured by exceptional candour and gusto ... makes an important contribution to the movement among historians which is rescuing pre-Union Scotland from its reputation for near-savage backwardness and showing how deep were the roots of Enlightenment in the country's culture.' London Review of Books ...a work of creative scholarship flavoured by exceptional candour and gusto...makes an important contribution to the movement among historians which is rescuing pre-Union Scotland from its reputation for near-savage backwardness, and showing how deep were the roots of Enlightenment in the country's culture. London Review of Books

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New edition
Verschijningsdatum
1990-09-20
Aantal pagina's
270 pagina's
Illustraties
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Auteur
David Stevenson
Uitgever
Cambridge University Press

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9780521396547

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NUR code
680
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1990-09-20
Subtitel
Scotland's Century, 1590-1710
Thema Qualifier Code
3ML
Thema Subject Code
JBCC9

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