By Robert Peter

ISBN-10: 113810017X

ISBN-13: 9781138100176

Freemasonry used to be a big cultural and social phenomenon and a key section of the Enlightenment. It was once to have a global impact around the globe. this first source assortment charts a key interval within the improvement of prepared Freemasonry culminating within the formation of a unmarried United Grand inn of England.

The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it tough to entry details and records in regards to the association and its adherents some time past. This assortment is the results of vast archival examine and transcription and highlights the main major topics linked to Freemasonry.

The files are drawn from masonic collections, inner most records and libraries around the globe. the vast majority of those texts have by no means prior to been republished. files contain rituals (some written in code), funeral providers, sermons, songs, certificate, an engraved record of motels, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals.

This assortment will allow researchers to spot many key masons for the 1st time. will probably be of curiosity to scholars of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.

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