taxation, privilege, and political culture in eighteenth-century France Michael Kwass ... Margaret Jacob, Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe (Oxford, 1991). Ran Halevi, Les loges maconiques ...
How has an early modern organization of bricklayers and stonemasons aroused so much public interest? In The Origins of Freemasonry, Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all.
Author: Margaret C. Jacob
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Social Science
Can the ancestry of freemasonry really be traced back to the Knights Templar? Is the image of the eye in a triangle on the back of the dollar bill one of its cryptic signs? Is there a conspiracy that stretches through centuries and generations to align this shadow organization and its secret rituals to world governments and religions? Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, Margaret C. Jacob notes. But what are their origins? How has an early modern organization of bricklayers and stonemasons aroused so much public interest? In The Origins of Freemasonry, Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all. What factors contributed to the extraordinarily rapid spread of freemasonry over the course of the eighteenth century, and why were so many of the era's most influential figures drawn to it? Using material from the archives of leading masonic libraries in Europe, Jacob examines masonic almanacs and pocket diaries to get closer to what living as a freemason might have meant on a daily basis. She explores the persistent connections between masons and nascent democratic movements, as each lodge set up a polity where an individual's standing was meant to be based on merit, rather than on birth or wealth, and she demonstrates, beyond any doubt, how active a role women played in the masonic movement.
In this book, familiar Enlightenment figures share places with voices that have remained largely unheard until now, from freethinkers and freemasons to French materialists, anticlerical Catholics, pantheists, pornographers, readers, and ...
Author: Margaret Jacob
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A major history of how the Enlightenment transformed people's everyday lives The Secular Enlightenment is a panoramic account of the radical ways life began to change for ordinary people in the age of Locke, Voltaire, and Rousseau. In this landmark book, familiar Enlightenment figures share places with voices that have remained largely unheard until now, from freethinkers and freemasons to French materialists, anticlerical Catholics, pantheists, pornographers, and travelers. Margaret Jacob takes readers from London and Amsterdam to Berlin, Vienna, Turin, and Naples, drawing on rare archival materials to show how ideas central to the emergence of secular democracy touched all facets of daily life. A majestic work of intellectual and cultural history, The Secular Enlightenment demonstrates how secular values and pursuits took hold of eighteenth-century Europe, spilled into the American colonies, and left their lasting imprint on the Western world for generations to come.
R. D. Harris , Necker : Reform Statesman of the Ancien Régime ( 1979 ) . M. C. Jacob , Living the Enlightenment : Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth - Century Europe ( 1991 ) . D. van Kley , The Damiens Affair and the Unraveling of ...
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This new edition of this highly successful and influential work includes two entirely new chapters - on Europe and the wider world and on the Revolutionary crisis - and is extensively revised throughout. It offers a wide-ranging thematic account of the century, that explores social, cultural and economic topics, as well as giving a clear analysis of the political events. Filled with fascinating detail and unusual examples, this absorbing history of eighteenth-century Europe will bring the period alive to students and teachers alike.
Author: Raffaella FaggionatoPublish On: 2006-01-18
This is why Freemasonry should be reintroduced into the general history of the Enlightenment insofar as it is a ... See also M. C. Jacob, Living ... Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe (New York-Oxford, 1991), p. 49.
Author: Raffaella Faggionato
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is the first investigation of the history of Russian Freemasonry, based on the premise that the facts of the Russian Enlightenment preclude application of the interpretative framework commonly used for the history of western thought. Coverage includes the development of early Russian masonry, the formation of the Novikov circle in Moscow, the ‘programme’ of Rosicrucianism and its Russian variant and, finally, the clash between the Rosicrucians and the State.
Freemasonry and Musical Life in London in the Late Eighteenth Century Simon McVeigh Introduction The early Hanoverian period ... 1981) and Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe (New York, 1991).
Author: DavidWyn Jones
This collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field looks at various aspects of musical life in eighteenth-century Britain. The significant roles played by institutions such as the Freemasons and foreign embassy chapels in promoting music making and introducing foreign styles to English music are examined, as well as the influence exerted by individuals, both foreign and British. The book covers the spectrum of British music, both sacred and secular, and both cosmopolitan and provincial. In doing so it helps to redress the picture of eighteenth-century British music which has previously portrayed Handel and London as its primary constituents.
Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 1989. Jacob, Margaret. Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in EighteenthCentury Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. —. The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, ...
Author: Meredith Martin
Architectural Space in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Constructing Identities and Interiors explores how a diverse, pan-European group of eighteenth-century patrons - among them bankers, bishops, bluestockings, and courtesans - used architectural space and décor to shape and express identity. Eighteenth-century European architects understood the client's instrumental role in giving form and meaning to architectural space. In a treatise published in 1745, the French architect Germain Boffrand determined that a visitor could "judge the character of the master for whom the house was built by the way in which it is planned, decorated and distributed." This interdisciplinary volume addresses two key interests of contemporary historians working in a range of disciplines: one, the broad question of identity formation, most notably as it relates to ideas of gender, class, and ethnicity; and two, the role played by different spatial environments in the production - not merely the reflection - of identity at defining historical and cultural moments. By combining contemporary critical analysis with a historically specific approach, the book's contributors situate ideas of space and the self within the visual and material remains of interiors in eighteenth-century Europe. In doing so, they offer compelling new insight not only into this historical period, but also into our own.
Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe Margaret C. Jacob. circulate. A copy is to be found among the private papers of a close friend of Rousset de Missy, the joumalist and encyclopedist Prosper Marchand.5° The second ...
Author: Margaret C. Jacob
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Long recognized as more than the writings of a dozen or so philosophes, the Enlightenment created a new secular culture populated by the literate and the affluent. Enamoured of British institutions, Continental Europeans turned to the imported masonic lodges and found in them a new forum that was constitutionally constructed and logically egalitarian. Originating in the Middle Ages, when stone-masons joined together to preserve their professional secrets and to protect their wages, the English and Scottish lodges had by the eighteenth century discarded their guild origins and become an international phenomenon that gave men and eventually some women a place to vote, speak, discuss and debate. Margaret Jacob argues that the hundreds of masonic lodges founded in eighteenth-century Europe were among the most important enclaves in which modern civil society was formed. In France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Britain men and women freemasons sought to create a moral and social order based upon reason and virtue, and dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality. A forum where philosophers met with men of commerce, government, and the professions, the masonic lodge created new forms of self-government in microcosm, complete with constitutions and laws, elections, and representatives. This is the first comprehensive history of Enlightenment freemasonry, from the roots of the society's political philosophy and evolution in seventeenth-century England and Scotland to the French Revolution. Based on never-before-used archival sources, it will appeal to anyone interested in the birth of modernity in Europe or in the cultural milieu of the European Enlightenment.
Hundert, G. D.,Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy ofModernity (Berkeley, 2004). Hunt, L., Politics ... Jacob, M. C., Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe (New York, ...
Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This Companion contains 31 essays by leading internationalscholars to provide an overview of the key debates oneighteenth-century Europe. Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, andpolitical changes that took place throughout eighteenth-centuryEurope Focuses on Europe while placing it within its internationalcontext Considers not just major western European states, but also theoften neglected countries of eastern and northern Europe