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Saint-Simonians in Nineteenth-Century France

From Free Love to Algeria


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 5-24
  4. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 44-68
  5. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 69-81
  6. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 82-103
  7. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 104-129
  8. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 130-153
  9. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 173-186
  10. Pamela Pilbeam
    Pages 187-193
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 194-241

About this book


Saint-Simonians were a group of young engineers and doctors who proposed original solutions to the social and banking crises of the early nineteenth century. Through an examination of the lives, ideals and activities of these men and women, the book analyses the influence of the Saint-Simonians on nineteenth-century French society.


Modern French History Reform and Social history Cultural History gender history empire France reform women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK

About the authors

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).

Bibliographic information


“This monograph is engagingly written, with a good eye for narrative detail, which should make this study accessible to a pretty wide audience. … This is a well-written and interesting book, which will prove useful to students of nineteenth-century proto-socialism and utopian radicalism.” (Ambrogio A. Caiani, History - Journal of the Historical Association, December, 2015)