CHAINS OF EMPIRE: ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MASONIC CABALISM, HISTORICAL CAUSALITY, AND IMPERIAL CLUBDOM.

By: Rich, P.J.

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266 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "The Raj and the Empire are endlessly interesting, but unappreciated is how great a part in the Imperial drama was played by the English public school, the gentlemen's clubs, and the Masonic lodges. 'The real secret of the Empire', P.J. Rich claims, 'was its passionate love of secrets and ritual - and of the splendid Imperial mumbo jumbo that owed more to Eton than Waterloo ever did'. His provocative discussion of the old boys' totems and taboos should infuriate both the schools' critics and defenders. This entertaining and highly original book explores why and how the British ruled a large part of the world. Dr. Rich relates the history of education to developments in the sciences, such as theories of chaos and Rupert Sheldrake's hypothesis about morphic resonance. He is interested as well in the study of 'ritology' and in reconsiderations of Imperialism, which he views as a surrogate for an old boy 'religion' employing a symbolism 'that would make any High Churchman blush'. Those puzzled as to why 'so few governed successfully so many for so long' will find that Paul Rich has surprising answers." Book very slightly cocked, small bump at corners of boards and at top of rear hinge area, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edgewear, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny light stain on fore-edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny chips.

Title: CHAINS OF EMPIRE: ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MASONIC CABALISM, HISTORICAL CAUSALITY, AND IMPERIAL CLUBDOM.

Author Name: Rich, P.J.

Categories: British History, History and Travel, Philosophy & Psychology, Science & Technology,

Publisher: London, Regency Press, London, 1991.: 1991

ISBN Number: 0721208061

ISBN Number 13: 9780721208060

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 24631

Keywords: Boys' public schools, Empire, Gentlemen's clubs, Colonialism, Education, Elitism, Eton, Food, Freemasonry, Freemason Lodges, Genetics, Harrow, Headmasters, Homosexuality, Imperialism, J.A. Mangan, Rituals, Rugby, Rupert Sheldrake, Religion, Symbolism, Oxford, British Empire, Raj, Totems, Taboos, Sciences, Science, Chaos Theory, Morphic Resonance, Ritology.,