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Builders of Empire

Builders of Empire Author Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781469606651
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 400
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They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were quintessential builders of empire, argues Jessica Harland-Jacobs. In this first study of the relationship between Freemasonry and British imperialism, Harland-Jacobs takes readers on a journey across two centuries and five continents, demonstrating that from the moment it left Britain's shores, Freemasonry proved central to the building and cohesion of the British Empire. The organization formally emerged in 1717 as a fraternity identified with the ideals of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, such as universal brotherhood, sociability, tolerance, and benevolence. As Freemasonry spread to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, the group's claims of cosmopolitan brotherhood were put to the test. Harland-Jacobs examines the brotherhood's role in diverse colonial settings and the impact of the empire on the brotherhood; in the process, she addresses issues of globalization, supranational identities, imperial power, fraternalism, and masculinity. By tracking an important, identifiable institution across the wide chronological and geographical expanse of the British Empire, Builders of Empire makes a significant contribution to transnational history as well as the history of the Freemasons and imperial Britain.

Union and Empire

Union and Empire Author Allan I. Macinnes
ISBN-10 9780521850797
Release 2007-12-06
Pages 382
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A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom.

Sex politics and empire

Sex  politics and empire Author Richard Phillips
ISBN-10 9781526118462
Release 2017-02-01
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Colonial governments, institutions and companies recognised that in many ways the effective operation of the Empire depended upon sexual arrangements. For example, nuclear families serving agricultural colonization, and prostitutes working for single men who powered armies and plantations, mines and bureaucracies. For this reason they devised elaborate systems of sexual governance, such as attending to marriage and the family. However, they also devoted disproportionate energy to marking and policing the sexual margins. In Sex, Politics and Empire, Richard Phillips investigates controversies surrounding prostitution, homosexuality and the age of consent in the British Empire, and revolutionises our notions about the importance of sex as a nexus of imperial power relations.

1939 the War that Had Many Fathers

1939   the War that Had Many Fathers Author Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof
ISBN-10 9781446686232
Release 2011
Pages 704
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1939 the War that Had Many Fathers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 1939 the War that Had Many Fathers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 1939 the War that Had Many Fathers book for free.

Toleration in Enlightenment Europe

Toleration in Enlightenment Europe Author Ole Peter Grell
ISBN-10 0521651964
Release 2000
Pages 270
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This 1999 book is a systematic pan-European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth-century Europe.

British Freemasonry 1717 1813

British Freemasonry  1717   1813 Author Robert Peter
ISBN-10 9781317275244
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 556
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Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.

A People that Shall Dwell Alone

A People that Shall Dwell Alone Author Kevin MacDonald
ISBN-10 9780595228386
Release 2002
Pages 492
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This book attempts to understand an ancient people in terms of modern evolutionary biology. A basic idea is that Judaism is a group evolutionary strategy-what one might term an evolutionarily significant way for a group of people to get on in the world. The book documents several theoretically interesting aspects of group evolutionary strategies using Judaism as a case study. These topics include the theory of group evolutionary strategies, the genetic cohesion of Judaism, how Jews managed to erect and enforce barriers to gene flow between themselves and other peoples, resource competition between Jews and non-Jews, how Jews managed to have a high level of charity within their communities and at the same time prevented free-riding, how some groups of Jews came to have such high IQ's, and how Judaism developed in antiquity. This book was originally published in 1994 by Praeger Publishers. The Writers Club edition contains a new preface, Diaspora Peoples, describing several interesting group evolutionary strategies: The Gypsies, the Hutterites and Amish, the Calvinists and Puritans, and the Overseas Chinese.

The Emergence of the South African Metropolis

The Emergence of the South African Metropolis Author Vivian Bickford-Smith
ISBN-10 9781107002937
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 260
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A pioneering account of how South Africa's three leading cities were fashioned, experienced, promoted and perceived.

Handbook of Freemasonry

Handbook of Freemasonry Author
ISBN-10 9789004273122
Release 2014-06-12
Pages 690
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The Brill Handbook of Freemasonry is a pioneering work that brings together, for the first time, leading scholars on Freemasonry—the largest, oldest, and most influential secret society in the world.

Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture

Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture Author Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
ISBN-10 9780486472621
Release 2011
Pages 88
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"This Dover edition, first published in 2010, is an unabridged republication of The Regular Architect: or the General Rule of the Five Orders of Architecture, printed for William Sherwin, London, in 1669."

Revolutionary Brotherhood

Revolutionary Brotherhood Author Steven C. Bullock
ISBN-10 9780807899854
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 448
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In the first comprehensive history of the fraternity known to outsiders primarily for its secrecy and rituals, Steven Bullock traces Freemasonry through its first century in America. He follows the order from its origins in Britain and its introduction into North America in the 1730s to its near-destruction by a massive anti-Masonic movement almost a century later and its subsequent reconfiguration into the brotherhood we know today. With a membership that included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Paul Revere, and Andrew Jackson, Freemasonry is fascinating in its own right, but Bullock also places the movement at the center of the transformation of American society and culture from the colonial era to the rise of Jacksonian democracy. Using lodge records, members' reminiscences and correspondence, and local and Masonic histories, Bullock links Freemasonry with the changing ideals of early American society. Although the fraternity began among colonial elites, its spread during the Revolution and afterward allowed it to play an important role in shaping the new nation's ideas of liberty and equality. Ironically, however, the more inclusive and universalist Masonic ideas became, the more threatening its members' economic and emotional bonds seemed to outsiders, sparking an explosive attack on the fraternity after 1826. American History

Planting Empire Cultivating Subjects

Planting Empire  Cultivating Subjects Author Lynn Hollen Lees
ISBN-10 9781107038400
Release 2017-12-21
Pages 382
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This is an innovative study of how British Colonial rule and society in Malayan towns and plantations transformed immigrants into British subjects.

Imperial Secrets

Imperial Secrets Author Patrick A. Kelley
ISBN-10 MSU:31293028916280
Release 2008
Pages 231
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Patrick Kelley explores the limits of institutional knowledge regarding information gathering and knowledge in imperial political structures. The author explores how an empire's culture can shape the information it receives and its ability to process information. The book ranges across time to examine the achievements and failures of empires to use information as a tool of governance and domination.

The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood Author Stephen Knight
ISBN-10 9780007370726
Release 2010-08-19
Pages 336
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A classic and highly controversial exposé of the secret world of the Freemasons reissued with an introduction by Martin Short, author of ‘Inside the Brotherhood’.

New Qing Imperial History

New Qing Imperial History Author Ruth W. Dunnell
ISBN-10 9781134362219
Release 2004-07-31
Pages 288
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New Qing Imperial History uses the Manchu summer capital of Chengde and associated architecture, art and ritual activity as the focus for an exploration of the importance of Inner Asia and Tibet to the Qing Empire (1636-1911). Well-known contributors argue that the Qing was not simply another Chinese dynasty, but was deeply engaged in Inner Asia not only militarily, but culturally, politically and ideologically. Emphasizing the diverse range of peoples in the Qing empire, this book analyzes the importance to Chinese history of Manchu relations with Tibetan prelates, Mongolian chieftains, and the Turkic elites of Xinjiang. In offering a new appreciation of a culturally and politically complex period, the authors discuss the nature and representation of emperorship, especially under Qianlong (r. 1736-1795), and examine the role of ritual in relations with Inner Asia, including the vaunted (but overrated) tribute system. By using a specific artifact or text as a starting point for analysis in each chapter, the contributors not only include material previously unavailable in English but allow the reader an intimate knowledge of life at Chengde and its significance to the Qing period as a whole.

Green Imperialism

Green Imperialism Author Richard H. Grove
ISBN-10 0521565138
Release 1996-03-29
Pages 540
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Green Imperialism is the first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism, concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects. It highlights the significance of Utopian, Physiocratic, and medical thinking in the history of environmentalist ideas. The book shows how the new critique of the colonial impact on the environment depended on the emergence of a coterie of professional scientists, and demonstrates both the importance of the oceanic island "Eden" as a vehicle for new conceptions of nature and the significance of colonial island environments in stimulating conservationist notions.

British Military Spectacle

British Military Spectacle Author Scott Hughes Myerly
ISBN-10 0674082494
Release 1996
Pages 293
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This book takes us behind the scenes of the British military at the height of its brilliance to show us how dress and discipline helped to mold the military man and attempted to seduce the hearts and minds of a nation while serving to intimidate civil rioters in peacetime. Scott Hughes Myerly is a cultural and military historian. 16 color illustrations. 16 halftones.