The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions

The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions

by Margaret C. Jacob
     
 

Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, but what are their origins? Margaret C. Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all, revealing the truth about an organization that fascinated the eighteenth-century public in much the same way it fascinates us today.

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Overview

Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, but what are their origins? Margaret C. Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all, revealing the truth about an organization that fascinated the eighteenth-century public in much the same way it fascinates us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812219883
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
767,069
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 2.40(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret C. Jacob is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of many books, including Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, as well as The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Selected Texts and Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Origins
2. Daily Lives Measured in Masonic Time
3. Schools of Government
4. Money, Equality, and Fraternity: Freemasons Negotiate the Market
5. Women in the Lodges

Conclusion

Further Reading
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments

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