By Raffaella Faggionato
The writer undertakes an research into the heritage of Russian Freemasonry that has now not been tried formerly. Her premise is that the Russian Enlightenment exhibits odd gains, which forestall the appliance of the interpretative framework customary for the background of western concept. the writer offers with the improvement of early Russian masonry, the formation of the Novikov circle in Moscow, the ‘programme’ of Rosicrucianism and the nature of its Russian variation and, ultimately, the conflict among the Rosicrucians and the kingdom. the writer concludes that the defenders of the Ancien Régime weren't mistaken. actually the democratic behaviour, the serious perspective, the perform of participation, the liberty of notion, the tolerance for the variety, the quest for a right away conversation with the divinity, briefly all of the attitudes and behaviours first practiced contained in the eighteenth century Rosicrucian hotels constituted a cultural adventure which unfold in the course of the complete society. Novikov’s imprisonment in 1792 and the battle opposed to the Rosicrucian literature have been makes an attempt to thwart a tradition, according to the independence of concept that was once taking root contained in the very institution, representing a risk to its stability.
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A Rosicrucian Utopia in Eighteenth-Century Russia: The Masonic Circle of N.I. Novikov by Raffaella Faggionato