By Robert Peter
Freemasonry was once an enormous cultural and social phenomenon and a key component to the Enlightenment. It used to be to have a global impression around the globe. this first source assortment charts a key interval within the improvement of geared up Freemasonry culminating within the formation of a unmarried United Grand hotel of England.
The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it tricky to entry details and records in regards to the association and its adherents long ago. This assortment is the results of huge archival learn and transcription and highlights the main major topics linked to Freemasonry.
The records are drawn from masonic collections, deepest documents and libraries around the globe. the vast majority of those texts have by no means sooner than been republished. records comprise rituals (some written in code), funeral providers, sermons, songs, certificate, an engraved checklist of hotels, 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. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.
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