The Problem of Romantic Socialism

Jonathan Beecher

in Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222977
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924727 | DOI:
The Problem of Romantic Socialism

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the problem of early utopian or romantic socialism in France. This book aims to provide a better understanding of early French socialism by providing an account of the personal and political experiences of Victor Considerant. It discusses Considerant's early life and marriage, and evaluates how he responded to the collapse of the democratic and socialist left after 1848, how his views changed over time.

Keywords: romantic socialism; France; Victor Considerant; French socialism; utopian socialism; democratic left; socialist left

Chapter.  3238 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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