Memoirs, Illustrating the History of Jacobinsm

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Lulu.com, Sep 1, 2008 - History - 122 pages
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The Bavarian Illuminati was founded in 1776, were a secret society with a revolutionary ideology, and a centralized structure. Barreul was a respected historian, even though he wrote from a decidedly bias point of view. He was able to view the primary source documents and interview participants. As such this book is today, in and of itself, a primary source of the Illuminati. Today, civil society in Europe and America has in concepts at least, subscribed to the ideas of 'Liberty and Equality' that the author thought would lead to the complete breakdown of civilization. The Bavarian Illuminati are considered by some to be the philosophical forerunners of the Communist, Fascist ideologies. It is ironical that Barruel who was also a Jesuit, whose order is also tainted by the same criticism that the Illuminati, would pen a book that itself, many ways, reminds us to the fanatical, educated, obbedient and centralized Jesuit order.
 

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Table of Contents
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CHAP V
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CHAP VI
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CHAP VII
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CHAP VIII
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The Editors Notes
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About the author (2008)

Abbe Augustin Barruel (October 2, 1741 - October 5, 1820) was a French Jesuit priest. He is now mostly known for documenting the conspiracy theory involving the Bavarian Illuminati and the Jacobins in his book Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (original title Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire du Jacobinisme) published in 1797. In short, Barruel wrote that the French Revolution was planned and executed by the secret societies. Augustin Barruel was born at Villeneuve de Berg (Ardeche). He entered the Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits in 1756 and taught grammar at Toulouse in 1762. The storm against the Jesuits in France drove him from his country and he was occupied in college work in Moravia and Bohemia until the suppression of the order in 1773. He then returned to France and his first literary work appeared in 1774: Ode sur le glorieux avenement de Louis Auguste au trone. That same year he became a collaborator of the Annee litteraire, edited by Freron. His first important work was Les Helveiennes, ou Lettres Provinciales philosophiques, published in 1781.

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