Living the Enlightenment

Living the Enlightenment

This historical study of Enlightenment Freemasonry traces the origins and development of the order, from the roots of its political philosophy in 17th-century England to the French Revolution.

Author: Margaret C. Jacob

Publisher: Society

ISBN: 0195070518

Category: History

Page: 304

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This historical study of Enlightenment Freemasonry traces the origins and development of the order, from the roots of its political philosophy in 17th-century England to the French Revolution.
Categories: History

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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 ...

Author: Michael Kwass

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032423389

Category: France

Page: 475

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Categories: France

The Origins of Freemasonry

The Origins of Freemasonry

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

ISBN: 9780812294248

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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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.
Categories: Social Science

The Secular Enlightenment

The Secular Enlightenment

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

ISBN: 9780691216768

Category: History

Page: 360

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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.
Categories: History

Eighteenth Century Europe 1700 1789

Eighteenth Century Europe  1700 1789

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

ISBN: 9781349277681

Category: History

Page: 458

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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.
Categories: History

A Rosicrucian Utopia in Eighteenth Century Russia

A Rosicrucian Utopia in Eighteenth Century Russia

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

ISBN: 9781402034879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

Music in Eighteenth Century Britain

Music in Eighteenth Century Britain

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351557412

Category: Music

Page: 336

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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.
Categories: Music

Architectural Space in Eighteenth Century Europe

Architectural Space in Eighteenth Century Europe

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351576079

Category: Art

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Art

Living the Enlightenment

Living the Enlightenment

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

ISBN: 9780199762798

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: History

A Companion to Eighteenth Century Europe

A Companion to Eighteenth Century Europe

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

ISBN: 9781444303049

Category: History

Page: 616

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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
Categories: History