Saint-Simonians in Nineteenth-Century France

Author(s): 
Pilbeam, Pamela M.
ISBN: 
9780230574731
Date published: 
February 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

The 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. They were unique in the 1820s in attracting women, including workers, into their movement, and attempting to change the world through love, including the sexual 'liberation' of women. Some metamorphosed from idealistic reformers to create the first socialist groups in France, while others spearheaded bank reform, railway building and urban transformation in the 1850s.