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The Resource Brotherly love : freemasonry and male friendship in Enlightenment France, Kenneth Loiselle

Brotherly love : freemasonry and male friendship in Enlightenment France, Kenneth Loiselle

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Brotherly love : freemasonry and male friendship in Enlightenment France
Title
Brotherly love
Title remainder
freemasonry and male friendship in Enlightenment France
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Kenneth Loiselle
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Language
eng
Summary
Friendship, an acquired relationship primarily based on choice rather than birth, lay at the heart of Enlightenment preoccupations with sociability and the formation of the private sphere. In Brotherly Love, Kenneth Loiselle argues that Freemasonry is an ideal arena in which to explore the changing nature of male friendship in Enlightenment France. Freemasonry was the largest and most diverse voluntary organization in the decades before the French Revolution. At least fifty thousand Frenchmen joined lodges, the memberships of which ranged across the social spectrum from skilled artisans to the highest ranks of the nobility. Loiselle argues that men were attracted to Freemasonry because it enabled them to cultivate enduring friendships that were egalitarian and grounded in emotion. Drawing on scores of archives, including private letters, rituals, the minutes of lodge meetings, and the speeches of many Freemasons, Loiselle reveals the thought processes of the visionaries who founded this movement, the ways in which its members maintained friendships both within and beyond the lodge, and the seemingly paradoxical place women occupied within this friendship community. Masonic friendship endured into the tumultuous revolutionary era, although the revolutionary leadership suppressed most of the lodges by 1794. Loiselle not only examines the place of friendship in eighteenth-century society and culture but also contributes to the history of emotions and masculinity, and the essential debate over the relationship between the Enlightenment and the French Revolution
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YDXCP
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1975-
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Loiselle, Kenneth
Dewey number
366/.1094409033
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HS603
LC item number
.L65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
EBL-Schweitzer
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  • Freemasonry
  • Male friendship
  • Enlightenment
  • France
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Enlightenment
  • Freemasonry
  • Male friendship
  • Manners and customs
  • France
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Brotherly love : freemasonry and male friendship in Enlightenment France, Kenneth Loiselle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The masonic utopia of friendship -- Friendship in ritual -- Confronting the specter of sodomy -- "New but true friends" : the friendship network of Philippe-Valentin Bertin du Rocheret -- Friendship in the age of sensibility -- Friendship under fire : freemasonry in the French Revolution
Control code
885469879
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801454875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801454875
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt9xz4mb
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)885469879
Label
Brotherly love : freemasonry and male friendship in Enlightenment France, Kenneth Loiselle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The masonic utopia of friendship -- Friendship in ritual -- Confronting the specter of sodomy -- "New but true friends" : the friendship network of Philippe-Valentin Bertin du Rocheret -- Friendship in the age of sensibility -- Friendship under fire : freemasonry in the French Revolution
Control code
885469879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801454875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801454875
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt9xz4mb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885469879

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