Abstract: The authors trace the roots of Freemasonry from the 14th century Knights Templar to the Scottish King Robert the Bruce to the formation of the United States as an embodiment of the ideal "Masonic Republic".
Keywords: book review, freemasonry, history, Freemasonry, Masonry, Masons, Knights Templar, Crusades, Scotland, Robert the Bruce, American Revolution, Great Britain, Freemasons.
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Title: The Temple and the Lodge
Author: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
Publisher: Arcade
Date Published: March 1991
ISBN: 1559701269
LOCN: HS595.A5B35 1993
Dewey: 366/.1/09 20
Pages: 306
Bibliography: 276 entries
Footnotes: 367 entries
Figures: 5
Photos: 36
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Part One: Robert Bruce: Heir to Celtic Scotland

Chapter 1: Bruce and his Struggle for Power

Chapter 2: Military Monks: the Knights Templar

Chapter 3: Arrests and Torture

Chapter 4: The Disappearance of the Templar Fleet

Chapter 5: Celtic Scotland and the Grail Legends

Part Two: Scotland and a Hidden Tradition

Chapter 6: The Templar Legacy in Scotland

Chapter 7: The Scots Guard

Chapter 8: Rosslyn

Chapter 9: Freemasonry: Geometry of the Sacred

Part Three: The Origins of Freemasonry

Chapter 10: The Earliest Freemasons

Chapter 11: Viscount Dundee

Chapter 12: The Development of Grand Lodge

Chapter 13: The Masonic Jacobite Cause

Chapter 14: Freemasons and Knights Templar

Part Four: Freemasonry and American Independence

Chapter 15: First American Freemasons

Chapter 16: The Emergence of Masonic Leaders

Chapter 17: The Resistance to Britain

Chapter 18: The War for Independence


Chapter 19: The Republic



Author:        Baigent, Michael.
Title:         The temple and the lodge / Michael Baigent and
                  Richard Leigh.
Edition:       1st U.S. ed.
Published:     New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little,
                  Brown, 1993.
Description:   xiv, 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LC Call No.:   HS595.A5B35 1993
Dewey No.:     366/.1/09 20
ISBN:          1559700211 (HC) : $22.95
               1559701269 (PB) : $12.95
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-299)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Freemasons -- Great Britain -- History.
               Freemasons -- History.
               Freemasonry -- Great Britain -- History.
               Freemasonry -- History.
Other authors: Leigh, Richard, 1943-
Control No.:   93008163 //r98


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