“Freemasonry in Southeast Europe from the 19th to the 21st centuries”, ed. S. G. Markovich, Zepter Book World, Institute of European Studies, Belgrade 2020.

“Freemasonry in Southeast Europe from the 19th to the 21st centuries”, ed. S. G. Markovich, Zepter Book World, Institute of European Studies, Belgrade 2020.

The collection Freemasonry in Southeast Europe from the 19th to the 21st Centuries is the result of an international scholarly conference organised in Belgrade in October 2019, by the Institute for European Studies in collaboration with RGLS, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes “Yugoslavia”. The idea was to gather prominent experts who would have an opportunity to discuss in an elaborate and critical manner the achievements and failures of Yugoslav freemasonry, to analyse its impact and contribution to the development of Southeast European societies through various Freemasonic endeavours in the previous two centuries, but also to discuss wider issues of Freemasonry and its relations with civil society. The collection was made with an aim to strengthen the scholarly approach to this topic as opposed to various masonological, publicist and sensationalistic approaches that have obscured the whole topic. It contains four parts. In the first part, two papers on interwar European Freemasonries are presented (French and Hungarian).

Book Cover
Book Cover

The second part deals with the influence of Italian and Hungarian Freemasonries on Southeast Europe. The third part deals with Serbian and interwar Yugoslav Freemasonry, and the fourth part covers the relations of Freemasonry and society. The collection has been edited by Prof. S. G. Markovich and it includes contributions by: Prof. Wolfgang Schmale, Dr. Eric Beckett Weaver, Prof. Fulvio Conti, Prof. Attila Pok, Dr Ljubinka Toševa Karpowicz, Prof. Slobodan G. Markovich, Prof. Mihailo Milinković, Prof. Nemanja Radulović, Dr Stanislav Sretenovic, Dr Matevž Košir and Dr Misha Djurkovich. The collection has been co-published by the Institute for European Studies and the Zepter Book World.

You can view the contents of the collection here.