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The Origins of Freemasonry Facts and Fictions by Margaret C. Jacob

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press .
Written in English


  • Freemasonry & secret societies,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Freemasonry,
  • Social Science / Freemasonry,
  • History,
  • Sociology - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9593924M
ISBN 100812239016
ISBN 109780812239010

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This book is somewhat informative and serves as a good tool for understanding the roots of Masonry and where its teachings and traditions stem from. This is not a complete history of Masonry, only a study of it's origins/5. The prevailing assumption has been that it emerged in England around , but David Stevenson demonstrates that the real origins of modern freemasonry lie in Scotland around , when the system of lodges was created by stonemasons with rituals and secrets blending medieval mythology with Renaissance and seventeenth-century history. The Origins of Freemasonry book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The origins of freemasonry are traced to Scotland in this /5. The Origins of Freemasonry Facts and Fictions Margaret C. Jacob. pages | 6 x 9 | 16 illus. Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors View table of contents and .

The origins of Freemasonry are not known definitively. National organized Freemasonry began in with the founding of the Grand Lodge—an association of Masonic lodges—in England. However, Freemason societies have existed for much longer. The most popular theory is that Freemasonry emerged out of the stonemasonry guilds of the Middle Ages. Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons that from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.. Modern Freemasonry broadly consists of two main recognition groups. Regular Freemasonry insists that a volume of . This book attempts to answer some of those questions by looking at the first century of freemasonry, at its founding decades in eighteenth-century Europe. Reading about that history should dispel the notion about the Knights Templar as the origin of the masonic movement. But it should do more. Masonic Origins. This Article is an excerpt from "En Route to Global Occupation" by Gary H. Kah, published by Huntington House. This important book deserves a place in your library. After months of getting nowhere, a door finally opened.

  The lost history of the Freemasons. curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and author of the book Cracking the A more likely story is that Freemasonry’s early origins stem from medieval. This book is a new edition of David Stevenson's classic account of the origins of Freemasonry, a brotherhood of men bound together by secret initiatives, rituals and modes of identification with ideals of fraternity, equality, toleration and reason.   While I disagree with the fundamental premise of the book (that the origins of Freemasonry in the modern sense of the term can be dated to the middle of the 17th century in Scotland--my current research indicates a much earlier origin for modern Freemasonry, early 16th century Florence, or even earlier), this book is fundamentally sound, well-researched, and /5(26). Vtg. Lot of 7 Masonic Mason Freemason Freemasonry Lodge Ritual Master Books etc. $ shipping. Ending Saturday at PM PST. New Listing KJV Holy Bible Master Reference Red Letter Edition Masonic Heirloom $ shipping. kING SOLOMON & HIS FOLLOWERS FREEMASONS MASONIC CIPHER RITUAL BOOK neocurio. Ending Mar 1 at PM .