Mit Gott, für Vaterland und Menschheit?

Mit Gott, für Vaterland und Menschheit? Eine europäische Geschichte des freimaurerischen Internationalismus (1845–1935)

Joachim Berger

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (6 Aprile 2020)

(Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz 259).

648 p (hard cover). ISBN: 978-3-525-56485-1.

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How could the ideal of a universal brotherhood of mankind be realized in an age of nationalism, colonialism and culture wars? "With God, for fatherland and humanity?" is a comprehensive study of masonic internationalism. It explores, with a focus on England, France, Germany, and Italy, how European masonic associations promoted or opposed a worldwide organisation of the "brotherhood". It argues that the transnational efforts before and after the First World War ended up reinforcing the differences they set out to overcome.