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Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism$
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Jonathan Beecher

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222977

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222977.001.0001

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The Problem of Romantic Socialism

The Problem of Romantic Socialism

(p.1) Introduction The Problem of Romantic Socialism
Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Jonathan Beecher

University of California Press

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

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