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Un' utopia rosacrociana. Massoneria, rosacrocianesimo e illuminismo nella Russia Settecentesca

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ISBN-10: 1402034865

ISBN-13: 9781402034862

Edition: 2005

Authors: Raffaella Faggionato

List price: $249.99
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The author undertakes an investigation into the history of Russian Freemasonry that has not been attempted previously. Her premise is that the Russian Enlightenment shows peculiar features, which prevent the application of the interpretative framework commonly used for the history of western thought. The author deals with the development of early Russian masonry, the formation of the Novikov circle in Moscow, the 'programme' of Rosicrucianism and the character of its Russian variant and, finally, the clash between the Rosicrucians and the State. The author concludes that the defenders of the Ancien Rgime were not wrong. In fact the democratic behaviour, the critical attitude, the practice…    
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Book details

List price: $249.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 310
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgements
A note on spelling
Preface (prof. Marc Raeff)
Introduction
Freemasonry and Power: the Paradoxes of Petersburg
Utopia and Reform in Moscow: N.I. Novikov's Circle
Russian Rosicrucianism, between East and West
The Rosicrucians and Authority: an alliance of the Throne and the Altar
Conclusion
Glossary
A note on sources
Bibliography
Index