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Freemasonry & Fraternalism FREEMASONRY REEMASONRY: A FRENCH VIEW e reader seeking to understand the origins of the world’s emier and most controversial secret society, and of the ount of considerable use, as will those more informed o wish to review and reflect. Some will find that the hors have revealed too much while others will wish they d given away more. This is a valuable glimpse of what an hteenth-century lyricist cautioned: Who can unfold the Royal Art? Or sing its secrets in a song? They’re safely kept in Mason’s heart, And to the ancient Lodge belong. ain Bauer is a Professor of Criminology in Paris, New rk and Beijing. An adviser on many occasions to the ench Government, he was Grand Master of the Grand ient of France. A FRENCH VIEW FREEMASONRY: A FRENCH VIEW rhaps one should speak not of Freemasonry but of eemasonries in the plural. In each country Masonic toriography has developed uniqueness, but it is safe to that one of the highest levels of scholarship has been France. This book is a case in point, as two of the bestown French Masonic scholars present their own view of worldwide evolution and challenging mysteries of the ternity over the centuries. Roger Dachez & Alain Bauer ger Dachez is professor at the Paris Diderot University. A ysician, he is President of the Institute Alfred Fournier in is and Secretary General of the Masonic Institute of France. Westphalia Press Foreword by www.westphaliapress.org Paul Rich Cover Design by Taillefer Long, IlluminatedStories.com Freemasonry: A French View by Roger Dachez and Alain Bauer Perhaps one should speak not of Freemasonry but of Freemasonries in the plural. In each country Masonic historiography has developed uniqueness, but it is safe to say that one of the highest levels of scholarship has been in France. This book is a case in point, as two of the best known French Masonic scholars present their own view of the worldwide evolution and challenging mysteries of the fraternity over the centuries. The Lodge of Washington and his Neighbors by Charles H. Calahan In 1928, the Masonic lodge that George Washington had presided over as Worshipful Master gathered anecdotes about his connections with Alexandria, Virginia, and commissioned photographs of relics and places that provide unusual insights into his career. Anyone interested in American history will find this short monograph to be of value. Fiat Lux: Piano & Vocal Score by Gregory Thomas Woolford Martin Gregory Thomas Woolford Martin is a composer and musicologist. John Cooper, to whom this work is dedicated, has served as Grand Secretary and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons of California, as well as chair of the North American Conference of Grand Masters. Ritual and Secrecy Confront Reality Edited by Pierre Mollier This special issue of Ritual, Secrecy and Civil Society, among other things, questions and explores the ways in which the secret initiatory societies interface with political and social history. Between Conflict and Conformity: Freemasonry During the Weimar Republic and the "Third Reich" by Ralf Melzer, Translated by Glenys A. Waldman One might ask, "Is that a chapter of forgotten persecution or a legend of persecution?" The history of the German Masonic lodges and their members in the Weimar Republic and the "Third Reich" is a story of conflict and conformity. Philippine Masonic Directory 1918 by Chas. M. Colton Originally limited to the Spanish occupiers, Freemasonry attracted leaders of the Philippine independence movement and has played an important role in the history of the islands. 14