Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Essays Concerning the Craft in the British Isles, Europe, the United States, and Mexico

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Contributors to this impressive volume examine and consider the major features and legacies of operative and speculative Freemasonry in the British Isles. The authors also assess the impact of Masonry upon civic cultures, classes, and institutions in both Europe and North America. The volume contains incisive chapters about Freemasonry in colonial and revolutionary America, and about the salient role of the craft in Mexico.
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Overview

Contributors to this impressive volume examine and consider the major features and legacies of operative and speculative Freemasonry in the British Isles. The authors also assess the impact of Masonry upon civic cultures, classes, and institutions in both Europe and North America. The volume contains incisive chapters about Freemasonry in colonial and revolutionary America, and about the salient role of the craft in Mexico.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780880339926
  • Publisher: Eastern European Monographs
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Social Science Monographs
  • Pages: 942
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 2.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
An Amateur Looks at the Craft
Freemasonry in Europe and America
The Evolution of Masonic History
Thoughts about Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic
The Lodge of Edinburgh, 1598-1746 3
Canongate Kilwinning Lodge 59
The Grand Lodge of Scotland and the Establishment of the Masonic Community 87
Freemasonry and Music in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh 123
Freemasonry and the Mystery of the Acception, 1630-1723 - A Fatal Flaw 153
James Anderson (1679-1739): Man and Mason 199
J. T. Desaguliers: Newtonian Experimental Scientist 243
UNESCO of the Eighteenth Century: La Loge des Neuf Soeurs and Its Venerable Master, Benjamin Franklin 279
Parisian Masonry, the Lodge of the Nine Sisters, and the French Enlightenment 299
"The Vulgar People Must Not Share It": Byron, Freemasonry, and the Carbonari 347
Prague and Viennese Freemasonry, the Enlightenment, and the Operations of the True Harmony Lodge of Vienna 375
Freemasonry in Hungary Between the Eighteenth & Twentieth Centuries 421
The Ottoman Grand Orient: Freemasonry, Nationalism, and Revolution in the Late Ottoman Empire 435
The Masonic Revival in Russia: The Poet Pushkin at Issue 449
The Revolutionary Generation, 1763-1823: American Freemasons 471
According to Their Rank: Masonry & the Revolution, 1775-1792 489
Tidewater Virginia Freemasons and Occupational Diversity, 1785-1815 525
The Eye and the Pyramid 557
Freemasonry Revisited: Another Look at the Grass-Roots Bases of Antimasonic Anxieties 583
Religion and Freemasonry in Late 19th-Century America 605
Religious Assimilation in a Fraternal Organization: Jews and Freemasonry in Gilded Age San Francisco 621
Inventing Tradition & Freemasonry: The Craft and the Arabs 657
The New Age Magazine's Reportage of National Socialism, the Persecution of European Masonry, and the Holocaust 667
Social Change and Freemasonry: The Scottish Rite's Urban Primacy 701
Civil Society and Freemasonry: The Cardenista Rite & Mexico 717
National Differences in Freemasonry: The Gap Between America and Mexico 735
Subject for Enquiry: Sources for Research & Historical Bibliography in the Library & Museum of Freemasonry, London 755
The Masonic Library & Museum of Pennsylvania 781
The Iowa Masonic Library and Its Collections 785
The Incomparable Treasure 793
Van Gorden-Williams Library of the Museum of Our National Heritage 799
European Periodical Literature on Masonic Research: A Review of Two Decades of Achievement 805
New Directions in Masonic and Atlantic History: An Afterword 937
Index 940
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