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Beyond Enlightenment: Occultism and Politics in Modern France

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The occult sciences have attracted followers and fascinated observers since the middle ages. Beyond Enlightenment examines the social, political, and metaphysical doctrines of Martinism, a French occultist movement and offshoot of Freemasonry that flourished from the late eighteenth century to the dawn of the twentieth century. The French Revolution and the disorder that f ...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Northern Illinois University Press
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Nov 10, 2012 Christian rated it really liked it
Ok, so I just finished reading this book, which supposedly has received much criticism within the happy world of academia. I have looked and looked but have still to find a scathing review or figure out any reason as to why this tome has been frowned upon. Maybe it doesn't follow the stern anti-Adorno approach to occultism and modernity of other scholars, but so what?
Any input would be appreciated.
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David Allen Harvey is Assistant Professor of History at New College of the University of South Florida.
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