Title INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SECRET SOCIETIES AND FRATERNAL ORDERS
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Checkmark Books 1998
0816038716 / 9780816038718
Seller ID RWARE0000025878
A tight clean softcover,no markings throughout, Not an ex-lib edition: Secret societies and fraternal orders have many different raisons d'tre, bu t they all have one thing in common: they divide the world into "us" and "t hem." Whether their motives are vindictive or purely innocent, these organi zations often provide those who join with a sense of purpose in their lives . Featuring over 800 entries, this complete A-to-Z guide profiles all types o f private organizations-social, benevolent, ethnic, trade, religious, crimi nal, and political-and the important rites, concepts, and key individuals w ithin these groups. For many currently active groups and organizations, this reference provides information on membership, activities, and location.