The Freemasons

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DIANE Publishing Company, 2006 - Всего страниц: 340
To the layman, the Freemasons are a mysterious brotherhood. This book separates truth from myth. Follows the development of Freemasonry from the original Ôfreestone masons' -- carvers who were the elite of the skilled labor force -- through to its position today. Includes: the Ôgentlemen masons' & speculative lodges of the 18th cent., formation of the Grand Lodge in London in 1717, & the Papal Bull of 1738 condemning Freemasonry, which was the beginning of a 250-year war between the Freemasons & the Catholic Church. Details the role of the Freemasons in the Amer. Revol., their responsibility for the French Revol. & their persecution by the Nazis. Considers whether they will be able to adapt to modern developments in the 21st-cent. world.

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This was a fascinating book, at least in part because it puts a lens of clarity on a rather interesting topic. The writing is clear and the Ridley spends some energy documenting his statements. The ... Читать весь отзыв

THE FREEMASONS: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society

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A history of Freemasonry through the ages, and an analysis of the secret society's role in the contemporary Western world.The fact that historian Ridley (Bloody Mary's Martyrs, p. 1010, etc.) is ... Читать весь отзыв

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