Emanuel Swedenborg, secret agent on Earth and in heaven : Jacobites, Jews, and Freemasons in early modern Sweden
- by Marsha Keith Schuchard.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) won fame and infamy as a natural scientist and visionary theosopher, but he was also a master intelligencer, who served as a secret agent for the French king, Louis XV, and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of Hats" in Sweden. This study draws upon unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives to place his financial and political actitivities within their national and international contexts. It also reveals the clandestine military and Masonic links between the Swedish Hats and Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie"), providing new evidence for the princes role as hidden Grand Master of the Order of the Temple. Swedenborgs usage of Kabbalistic meditative and interpretative techniques and his association with Hermetic and Rosicrucian adepts reveal the extensive esoteric networks that underlay the exoteric politics of the supposedly "enlightened" eighteenth century, especially in the troubled "Northern World" of Sweden and Scotland."
- Preface p. xi
- Acknowledgements p. xvii
- Abbreviations p. xix
- Introduction. Emanuel Swedenborg and "The Troubles of the North": An Historical Overview p. 1
- Chapter 1 The Swedberg Family in Uppsala: Philo-Semitism and the Gothic Kabbalah, 1688-1710 p. 14
- Chapter 2 Swedenborg in London: Under Hanoverian Storm Clouds, 1710-1713 p. 37
- Chapter 3 Intrigues on the Continent: The Rosicrucian Ros and the Jacobite Rose, 1713-1715 p. 68
- Chapter 4 The Nordic Temple of Solomon: Architecture of Wisdom or War, 1715-1719 p. 100
- Chapter 5 Swedenborg and the Jacobite Diaspora: Defeat and Depression, 1719-1727 p. 140
- Chapter 6 The International Masonic Chess Board: New Players in the Expanding Global Game, 1727-1734 p. 177
- Chapter 7 Paris and La Maçonnerie Nouvelle: Illuminated Knights and the Écossais Crusade, 1735-1738 p. 213
- Chapter 8 Italy and La Maçonnerie Magique: In the Service of Three Kings, 1738-1739 p. 253
- Chapter 9 On the Threshold in Holland, England, and Sweden: The Sacred Temple of the Brain, 1739-1743 p. 289
- Chapter 10 The Internal Man Externalized: From Spiritual to Temporal Warfare, 1743-1744 p. 328
- Chapter 11 Restoring the Temple: London, Edinburgh, and Jerusalem, 1744-1745 p. 360
- Chapter 12 Losing the Temple: Culloden and Stockholm, 1745-1747 p. 396
- Chapter 13 Jacobites, Masons, and Jews: Citizens of Earth or of Heaven, 1747-1749 p. 429
- Chapter 14 The Quest for Soleil d'Or. Masonic and Rosicrucian Politics, 1749-1754 p. 463
- Chapter 15 Of the Royal Arch and Arch Rogues: Kabbalistic Calculators and Political Negotiators, 1754-1760 p. 503
- Chapter 16 The Earthly and Heavenly Intelligencer: Shifting Alliances and Illuminist Politics, 1760-1763 p. 542
- Chapter 17 "Milord Rosbif" versus the Secret du Roi: Hanoverian Challenges to Swedish Freemasonry, 1763-1766 p. 578
- Chapter 18 Temple of Wisdom or Brothel of Perversion? Virile Potency versus Political Impotency, 1766-1768 p. 614
- Chapter 19 Ambassador from Heaven and Financier on Earth: Laying up Treasures Above and Below, 1768-1769 p. 644
- Chapter 20 Interpreting the Hieroglyphics: Political, Technological, and Masonic Espionage, 1769 p. 669
- Chapter 21 Partisan Persecution and Rosicrucian Ecumenicism: The King's Spirit and the Queen's Spiritus Familiaris, 1770-1771 p. 694
- Chapter 22 A Final Act in the Diplomatic Theater: Partition of Poland, Salvation of Sweden, 1771-1772 p. 726
- Epilogue. The Royal Art of Masonic Kingship: From Stuart Exile to Swedish Restoration,-1688-1788 p. 749
- Bibliography p. 761
- Index p. 789
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- The Northern world : North Europe and the Baltic c. 400-1700 A.D. : peoples, economies and cultures, 1569-1462 ; v. 55
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- xviii, 804 p. ; 25 cm.
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- LCCN: 2011034533