publication . Thesis . 1998

Freemasonry in Edinburgh, 1721-1746 : institutions and context

Kahler, Lisa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United States
Abstract
It was not until after the mid-eighteenth century that the masonic lodges in Edinburgh became common meeting ground for the social and intellectual elite. While there are examples of these types of men joining before 1750, it was after this watershed date that some of the key men associated with enlightenment thinking in Scotland became members of Edinburgh lodges. Robert Adam, Hugh Blair, Lord Monboddo, James Gregory, Henry Mackenzie and Dugald Stewart are only a few examples of men who made a dual contribution to both freemasonry and the enlightenment. 'Freemasonry in Edinburgh, 1721-1746 : institutions and context' is an examination of freemasonry in Edinburg...
Subjects
free text keywords: HS597.K2, Freemasonry--Scotland--Edinburgh--History--18th century
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