By Robert Peter

Freemasonry was once a big cultural and social phenomenon and a key portion of the Enlightenment. It was once to have a world effect around the globe. this first source assortment charts a key interval within the improvement of equipped Freemasonry culminating within the formation of a unmarried United Grand hotel of England.

The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it tough to entry details and records concerning the association and its adherents long ago. This assortment is the results of broad archival study and transcription and highlights the main major topics linked to Freemasonry.

The records are drawn from masonic collections, deepest data and libraries around the world. the vast majority of those texts have by no means prior to been republished. records contain 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 let researchers to spot many key masons for the 1st time. it is going to be of curiosity to scholars of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.

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