Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Volume 3

This is Volume 3 of 4 - The Anti Social Conspiracy. It addresses the antisocial conspiracy that was the objective of the Freemasons and the Order of the Illuminati. These groups were believed to have constituted a single sect that numbered over 300,000 members. Barruel surveyed the history of Masonry and maintained that its higher mysteries had always been of an atheist and republican cast. He believed the Freemasons kept their words...

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Volume 2

This is Volume 2 of 4 - The Anti Monarchical Conspiracy. It focuses on the anti-monarchical conspiracy that was led by Jean Jacques Rousseau and Baron de Montesquieu. Barruel believed that the influence of these two writers was a necessary factor in the enactment of the French Revolution. The destruction of monarchies in Europe led to the triumph of the Jacobins. Barruel equated the rejection on monarchy with a rejection of any type ...

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Volume 1

This is Volume 1 of 4 - The Anti-Christian Conspiracy. It examines the anti-Christian conspiracy that was begun by Voltaire in 1728. Barruel found that the philosophers had created an age of pretend philosophy which they used in their battle with Christianity. Their commitment to liberty and equality were really commitments of 'pride and revolt'. Barruel claimed that the proponents of the Enlightenment led people into illusion and er...