Saint-Simonians in Nineteenth-Century France: From Free Love to Algeria

Saint-Simonians in Nineteenth-Century France: From Free Love to Algeria

by Pamela M. Pilbeam

Hardcover(2014)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230574731
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Pamela Pilbeam is Professor Emeritus of French History, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, 2007-2009. She has published extensively on nineteenth-century European history, including Madame Tussaud and the History of Waxworks (2006, 2nd edition), and French Socialists before Marx: Workers, Women and the Social Question in France (2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. A New Generation Planning for a Golden Age 2. Religion and the Liberation of the Poorest Classes 3. The Cost of Free Love 4. Reconfiguring New Worlds 5. Transnational Reformers 6. Egypt Orientalism and Modernisation 7. Algeria 1830-48: Conquest and Exploration 8. Prolétaires into Propriétaires: The Promised Land, 1848 9. Urbain and the Arab Empire 10. Conclusion: Remembering the Saint-Simonians Bibliography

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"One cannot fault the range of [Pilbeam's] research: not only the Arsenal (where the archives of Saint-Simon and Prosper Enfantin run into 47 volumes, plus the less often exploited Fonds d'Eichthal), but the Archives d'Outre-Mer too. The originality of the book is furthered by her use of primary printed sources by such authors as the hostile Edward Hancock, who was appalled by the Saint-Simonians' 'horrid doings' (91). What Pilbeam shows in her clear, occasionally mischievous, wideranging account is that where the Saint-Simonians succeeded, it was through compromise and shrewd lobbying of governmental and financial institutions. Much of

the history of the Saint-Simonians is a list of frustrated dreams and errors. It is often a hard fate to be a precursor." - Maura Hametz, Old Dominion University, USA

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