The Freemasons : a history of the world's most powerful secret society

by Jasper Godwin Ridley

Hardcover, 2001

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Available

Publication

New York : Arcade Pub., 2001.

Description

To the layman, the Freemasons are a mysterious brotherhood. This text follows the development of Freemasonry from the operative working masons of the Middle Ages to the gentlemen masons of the 18th century through to the position of the Freemasons in British society in the 21st century.

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knjigainfo.com
Knjiga Slobodni zidari je više od popularnog štiva o jednoj od najintrigantnijih tema savremenog društva. Zapravo, to je ozbiljna i sveobuhvatna studija, napisana iz pera uglednog britanskog istoričara i biografa. Ne naginjući ni na jednu stranu, niti preterano ističući sopstveni stav i mišljenje, Džasper Ridli, briljantni pisac – istoriograf, otkriva nam svet slobodnih zidara u najvećoj mogućoj meri, onoliko koliko nam dopuštaju oni koji i dalje kroje svetsku istoriju.

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LibraryThing member literarytech
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 upshot, however, isn't exactly earth-shattering. His contention is actually that the Freemasons are really not anywhere near as interesting as one might have thought from more breathy sources.… (more)
LibraryThing member trudychar
Book told through historical accounts by J.R. It was pretty boring.

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