By Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs
The association officially emerged in 1717 as a fraternity pointed out with the beliefs of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, equivalent to common brotherhood, sociability, tolerance, and benevolence. As Freemasonry unfold to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, the group's claims of cosmopolitan brotherhood have been placed to the attempt. Harland-Jacobs examines the brotherhood's function in diversified colonial settings and the influence of the empire at the brotherhood; within the strategy, she addresses problems with globalization, supranational identities, imperial strength, fraternalism, and masculinity. by means of monitoring an immense, identifiable establishment around the vast chronological and geographical expanse of the British Empire, Builders of Empire makes an important contribution to transnational heritage in addition to the historical past of the Freemasons and imperial Britain.
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