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Avignon / Paris Seguin Freres, Imprimeur-Editeurs / Oudin Freres, Editeurs 1881 Fifth Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
cix, 360; 709 ; xiii, 705 pages; Title: Les societes secretes et la societe: ou philosophie de l'histoire contemporaineAuthor: Nicolas Deschamps - Nicolas Deschamps was a French Jesuit controversial writer. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1826; taught literature and rhetoric in several colleges and wrote extensively. Apart from a few didactic and devotional books, like "Cours elementaire de litterature" (Avignon, 1860) and "Les fleurs de Marie" (Paris, 1863) , his works are largely polemical. They and bear on burning questions of politics and religion in the France of his day: the educational monopoly of the University of France; the state faculties of theology; the Organic Articles; liberty of association; Communism; the issue of paganism in classical education. Best known is "Les Societes secretes published after the author's death (Avignon, 1874-1876) , re-edited and brought up to date by Claudio Janet (Paris, 1880 and 1881). Deschamps saw in European Freemasonry, whose origins he traced back to Manichaeism, a baneful force. It worked, he claimed, under the cover of philanthropy, but against religion, the social order, patriotism, and even morality. Width: 6.75" Height: 10". Condition / Notes: This is a stated fifth edition, updated, with a new introduction ("entierement refondue et continuee jusqu'aux evenements actuels avec une introduction sur l'action des societes secretes au XIXe siecle") by Claudio Jannet. This set is in its original wrappers, with rebacked spines. The books show light soiling/spotting to the covers . The bindings are sound. The pages are clean and without markings. Antique French History Philosophy Critique Of Freemasonry Secret Societies 35815 
Price: 282.00 USD
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