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Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927

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Publisher Comments:

"Fascinating. . . . Supported by an amazingly rich collection of documents, impressive illustrations and diagrams. . . . The book not only tells us brilliantly the story of British imperial Freemasonry but also offers new ways to think about the global history of imperialism. . . . Provides new perspectives to our understanding the historiography of trans-national colonialism."

-Acta Orientalia Vilnensia "Audacious and interesting. . . . Marshals an impressive array of source material, creating a sweeping view of British Masonry over more than two centuries. . . . . It is impossible to recommend this book enough. . . . Should be required reading for anyone interested in British imperialism and Masonry in particular. . . . 'Thank you' to Professor Harland-Jacobs for this important contribution to Masonic scholarship."

-International Masonic Review "Ambitious and absorbing . . . a careful, measured accounting of the broad Imperial scope of British and Irish Masonry, based on impressively wide-ranging archival research and serious engagement with recent historiographical debates."

-Journal of Modern History "Brings long overdue recognition to the importance of Freemasonry to the culture of the British Empire and provides a firm foundation upon which other scholars can build."

-Journal of World History "A significant contribution to a new imperial historiography that emphasizes the networked nature of empire, as well as the burgeoning study of imperial masculinity. . . . An invaluable point of reference for many future scholars and will open the eyes of even more to the importance of Masonic networks."

-American Historical Review "Thoroughly researched, richly illustrated, and clearly argued, this work makes a solid contribution to British and British Empire history. . . . Essential."

-CHOICE "A useful addition both to British Empire studies and the growing field of Masonic studies."

-Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History "Wide-ranging and penetrating."

-The International History Review "The book's range of conceptual vision, geography, and time-span is exceptional. . . . [A] pioneering work"

-Victorian Studies This is a significant work, richly imagined, elegantly presented, and deeply engaged with an impressive range of important issues.

Steven C. Bullock, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, author of Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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. 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.

About the Author

Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs is assistant professor of history at the University of Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807830888
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
History
Author:
Harland-Jacobs, Jessica L.
Author:
Harland-Jacobs, Jessica
Subject:
Freemasonry
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
Imperialism -- History.
Subject:
Great Britain Colonies History.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; English Masons; Irish Masons; Scottish Masons; Masonry; Masons; Freemasonry; Freemasons; British Empire; fraternal organizations; globalization; Great Britain; British Colonies; imperialism; Ireland; mascul
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Subject:
English Masons
Subject:
Irish Masons
Subject:
Scottish Masons
Subject:
Masonry
Subject:
masons
Subject:
Freemasons
Subject:
British Empire
Subject:
Fraternal organizations
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
British Colonies
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
brotherhood
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Societies and clubs
Subject:
Benjamin, Franklin
Subject:
Joseph Brant
Subject:
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Subject:
Lord Hastings
Subject:
Lord Durham
Subject:
Lord Dalhousie
Subject:
Lord Kitchener
Subject:
Lord Wolseley
Subject:
Duke of Connaught
Subject:
British emigrants
Subject:
regimental lodges
Subject:
provincial grand lodges
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Britain s Atlantic empire
Subject:
British North America
Subject:
South asia
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Protestantism
Subject:
India
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
New Zealand
Subject:
Rhodesia
Subject:
Bengal
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Sudan
Subject:
Benjamin
Subject:
Franklin
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
the Society of Ancient Free and Accep
Subject:
ted Masons
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 25 illus., 1 map, 1 fig.
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Social Science » Freemasonry
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography
Metaphysics » General

Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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. 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.
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