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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 27.99
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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94
This fascinating new book explores what life was like during the Templars' stay in Somerset during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It reveals the struggles over land ownership in the county, and introduces the reader to little known historical characters including William de Marisco, revealing his struggle with the Templars, and claim to... more...
- CCC Publishing 2010; US$ 13.95
Sketching out a fascinating network of historic figures, cults, and Christendom, this book by an occult-studies expert and respected authority on magic and sorcery takes Western spiritual traditions seriously—but examines them with common sense and self-effacing humor. Working backward from the Freemasons to one of their original orders, the 14th-century... 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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 13.39
Jugendliche haben Fragen ? wer diese Fragen zum Thema macht, darf auf lebhaftes Interesse und hohes Engagement hoffen.An den Jugendlichen liegt es nicht, wenn sie den Weg in die Gemeinde nicht finden. Das ist die Einstiegsthese des Autors. Die lebhafte Teilnahme Jugendlicher an Kirchentagen oder Freizeiten in Taizé belegt diese Annahme: Jugendliche... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65
Many people are curious about the existence of secret societies which claim to hold arcane religious or esoteric knowledge and pass it down through the generations via selected adepts. Classic Masonic writers including William Preston, Robert Gould, JSM Ward, AE Waite and WL Wilmshurst have written about secret traditions connected to the Temple of... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
A salient trend in studies of China and transnational civil society, two newly influential global forces, is the converging of their paths. Thousands of international NGOs and foundations have come to operate in China in the 'low politics' of environment, development and epidemics, while democracy activists campaign on China from outside. This... more...