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- Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95
Did the Freemasons consciously affect the geographical growth of the USA in order to invest the layout of the states with a deeper, symbolic meaning? The narrative concentrates on the development of Masonic ritual during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesespecially their description of the 'ideal building' or Templethe concurrent... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
They generate fear, suspicion, and?above all?fascination. Secret societies thrive among us, yet they remain shrouded in mystery. Their secrecy suggests, to many, sacrilege or crime, and their loyalties are often accused of undermining governments and tipping the scales of justice. The Freemasons, for example, hold more seats of power in the U.S.... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
What did Mozart and Bach, Oscar Wilde and Anthony Trollope, George Washington and Frederick the Great, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? They were all Freemasons, a subject of endless fascination. To the layman, they are a mysterious brotherhood of profound if uncertain influence, a secret society purported in some popular... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 34.99
This book examines the creation of the Antients Grand Lodge and traces the influence of Ireland and the London Irish, especially that of Laurence Dermott, the Antients? Grand Secretary, in the development of freemasonry in the second half of the 18th century. It demonstrates the relative accessibility of the Antients and contrasts this with the exclusivity... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 30.99
Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality. Members Only continues Kendall's study of the upper classes, which began with The Power of Good Deeds, and Framing Class. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
What role do Chinese popular associations play in the expansion of civil society and democratization? Under Mao few associations were permitted to exist, while today over 200,000 associations are officially recognized. Are they important foundations of civil society, or vehicles for state corporatism and control? In this book leading China specialists... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00
The author undertakes an investigation into the history of Russian Freemasonry that has not been attempted previously. Her premise is that the Russian Enlightenment shows peculiar features, which prevent the application of the interpretative framework commonly used for the history of western thought. The author deals with the development of early... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 7.99
This fascinating book explains to the reader the multitude of symbolism present in Freemasonry, and discusses the truths, facts and legends behind the world's most famous 'secret' society. An excellent read both for members of the masonic movement and those interested in finding out more about its history, this book will answer many of... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.95
An experienced Freemason and award-winning psychologist provides a precise and engaging exploration of the core meaning and practices of Freemasonry for the new generation of people interested in joining the order, and those who are simply curious in the wake of recent media coverage. Entertaining books and movies often depict Freemasonry as... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99
This excellent book about the laws of freemasonry has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. It contains information on laws about the lodge and about individuals, and is a fascinating insight into the world's most famous secret society. Contained within these pages are the masonic laws relating to the organization of lodges, the offices... more...