The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders

The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders

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Baker & Taylor
Provides information on a wide variety of secret societies and orders around the world, including the Knights Templar, the Hell Fire Club, the Ordo Templis Orientis, and the Freemasons

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Over 800 entries describe the names, natures, and purposes of secret societies throughout history and around the world. The introduction overviews the evolution of secret societies from their ancient roots, typologies, specialization, schisms and splinter groups, how groups often form around a charismatic personality, and why memberships are now declining. The bibliographical references are not entry-specific. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, 1996
ISBN: 9780816023073
Branch Call Number: R 366.03 AXE
Characteristics: xv, 297 p. ; 29 cm


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