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This title deals with the hidden powers of clandestine organisations from the Ancient World to the present day. Throughout history Man's search for knowledge has revealed strange truths. "A Brief History of Secret Societies" explores the allure and the hidden history of the esoteric religious beliefs and investigates how these societies have come to gain a powerful hold upon the popular imagination. David Barrett brilliantly presents an unbiased and balanced history of our desire for secret knowledge and of the societies that preserve it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845296155
ISBN-10: 184529615X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Robinson Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David V. Barrett

David Barrett is a leading expert on religion and esoteric belief. He is the author of The New Believers (Cassell). He reviews regularly in the Independent, the Fortean Times, TLS and New Scientist.

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