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Photo Essay On Veracruz Masonic Temple, Paul J. Rich Jul 2009

Photo Essay On Veracruz Masonic Temple, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

My teaching assistant of some years past, Carlos Cruz, took a great set of pictures in the summer of 2009 of the Masonic temple in Veracruz in Mexico. The grand lodge there at one time extended itself to states other than Veracruz. The building is right by the historic old lighthouse.


Bibliography Of Fraternalism: Film Clip, Paul J. Rich Jun 2009

Bibliography Of Fraternalism: Film Clip, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

Not all materials are going to end up on the Web. Some will always be only on paper. In Washington we have a wonderful library at the House of the Temple, a Scottish Rite Masonic institution. I am always glad to introduce visitors to its treasures.


Robert Burns, Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, And The Mystery Of The Master’S Apron, Paul J. Rich Apr 2009

Robert Burns, Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, And The Mystery Of The Master’S Apron, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

No abstract provided.


Rivals At War Over Burns's Apron, Paul J. Rich Apr 2009

Rivals At War Over Burns's Apron, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

No abstract provided.


Hay's Two Years In Kurdistan, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Hay's Two Years In Kurdistan, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

The British invasion during World War I of what is now Iraq has been a focus of a number of my books and a number of books that I have edited. My argument has been a simple one, that had American policy makers bothered to familiarize themselves with the abortive British incursion and the disasters that ensued, the American invasion of Iraq might have been tempered. Look before you leap.


Lydia Phillips And Mathew Carey, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Lydia Phillips And Mathew Carey, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

Mathew Carey was an important Philadelphia publisher in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Original work by myself and students produced some interesting evidence of his efforts to smuggle books into Mexico. This has been extended by investigations at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts.


Rupert Hay And Kurdistan, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Rupert Hay And Kurdistan, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

Among my Middle East contributions have been editions of classic texts, many relating to the British era in the Middle East. I have nursed into print no less than three editions of Rupert Hay's Two Years in Kurdistan, and this piece is the introduction to the latest edition. I count myself lucky that I have worked on the Middle East rather than some less significant area, as it has certainly kept some of my work in print.


The Merits Of Secrecy, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

The Merits Of Secrecy, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

This is one of the talks which I give on occasion to a lodge, and often it is delivered after an initiation. It addresses the problem of secrecy, which in a free society is both a right and a difficulty. Undoubtedly one of the public relations hurtles for Freemasonry is its perception as a covert group.


Masonic Vocabulary, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Masonic Vocabulary, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

This is another of my talks that I frequently give to a lodge. Since the aim is participation, I generally start with a short little potted history of Masonic dictionaries and vocabulary, and then invite the audience to put forward words from the ritual for discussion -- "cowan" is one that always can launch things.


Creating The Arabian Gulf - Jacket, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Creating The Arabian Gulf - Jacket, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

The design of the cover for the newest edition of Creating the Arabian Gulf really surprised me, as the publisher found an illustration of Arab youths with oranges -- in the book I mention an incident during British days where a Qatari lad was beaten for stealing an orange, an illustration of the rags to riches life of the Gulf Arabs. That there would be such an apt picture still amazes me.


Eugenia Perez, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Eugenia Perez, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

Eugenia Perez is a supremely gifted Mexican artist. I have had the privilege of providing the introductions to some works about her. She has had several marked periods, including a remarkable one where her work to me suggested that of the very distinctive early Peruvian Viceregal school and a later phase when her experiments with color have been startling.


Do I Think Policy Research Helps The World?, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Do I Think Policy Research Helps The World?, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

Does the work done by policy scholars have any real effect on the world? Are academics relevant? Do I think all this work is useful?


More About The Apron That Wasn't, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

More About The Apron That Wasn't, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

The Times, both in Scotland and London, had a real field day with the story of how I along with others felt the Masonic apron of Robert Burns wasn't the Bard's. It isn't often that an academic paper gets on the front page of the Times, so I certainly relished the whole incident.


The Lost Secret, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

The Lost Secret, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

This is taken from my study of Freemasonry viz Dan Brown's The Lost Secret


The Mexican Viceroy's French Cooks: Masonic Mysteries In The Palace Kitchens, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

The Mexican Viceroy's French Cooks: Masonic Mysteries In The Palace Kitchens, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

The hitherto obscure eighteenth-century history of Freemasonry in Mexico is illuminated by the records of the Roman Catholic Inquisition, whose courts were active in torturing, trying, and punishing anyone suspected of Masonic activity. The Viceroy himself was not exempt from inquiry, and on a couple of occasions his French employees in his palace in Mexico City fell prey to the tribunal.


Robert Burns's Apron (Power Point Presentation), Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Robert Burns's Apron (Power Point Presentation), Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

No abstract provided.