Free Read [Children's Book] ↠ Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia - by Douglas Smith ✓


  • Title: Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia
  • Author: Douglas Smith
  • ISBN: 9780875802466
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Using a wealth of archival sources previously unavailable to scholars, Smith examines the forces that attracted many social and intellectual leaders of eighteenth century Russia to Freemasonry as an instrument for change and progress By working the rough stone of their inner thoughts and feelings, such men sought to become champions of moral enlightenment and to createUsing a wealth of archival sources previously unavailable to scholars, Smith examines the forces that attracted many social and intellectual leaders of eighteenth century Russia to Freemasonry as an instrument for change and progress By working the rough stone of their inner thoughts and feelings, such men sought to become champions of moral enlightenment and to create a vision of social action that could bring about change without challenging the social and political precepts on which Russia s stability depended.By challenging a number of long held notions about Russian society, Smith broadens our understanding of the complex history of eighteenth century Russia Engagingly written and richly illustrated with rare engravings of Masonic life and ritual, this volume will appeal to readers interested in Russia, Europe, the Enlightenment, and the history of Freemasonry.
    Douglas Smith
    Douglas Smith is an awarding winning historian and translator and the author of four books on Russia He studied German and Russian at the University of Vermont and has a doctorate in history from UCLA.Over the past twenty five years Smith has made many trips to Russia In the 1980s, he was a Russian speaking guide on the U S State Department s exhibition Information USA that traveled throughout the USSR He has worked as a Soviet affairs analyst at Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany specializing in Russian nationalism and served as an interpreter for late President Reagan.Smith has taught and lectured widely in the United States, Britain, and Europe and has appeared in documentaries for AE and National Geographic He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including a Fulbright scholarship and a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation s Bellagio Study Center.His latest book, Former People The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy, was published in 2012 with Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the U.S and Macmillan in the U.K Read an interview with Douglas Smith about Former People and listen to his interview on KUOW Radio.Douglas Smith is currently writing a biography of Grigory Rasputin to be published by Farrar, Straus Giroux in 2016.


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