Louis A. Bertrand’s Voyage from Icarianism to Mormonism: French Romantic Socialism and Mormon Communalism in the Nineteenth Century

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dc.contributor.advisor Sarna, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Freeman, Erik
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-20T15:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-20T15:53:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/24630
dc.description.abstract In 1851, a prominent French Romantic Socialist journalist, Louis A. Bertrand, converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism) in Paris. His conversion from French Icarianism--a form of Romantic Socialism--to Mormonism did not modify his previous religious or social beliefs. In fact, he considered Mormonism as the ideal version of a Romantic Socialist sect. This thesis looks at similarities and differences between Romantic Socialism and Mormonism throughout the mid-nineteenth century focusing specifically on Bertrand’s story. Furthermore, writings by other Romantic Socialists and Mormons on issues of community, religion, economics and revolution reaffirmed that Mormons paralleled these French socialists. Ultimately, Bertrand’s story among Romantic Socialists in France and Mormons in America, suggests that American Mormonism throughout the nineteenth century should be viewed as part of an international socio-religious movement that includes Romantic Socialism.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Erik Freeman 2013
dc.subject Mormonism
dc.subject Communalism
dc.subject Socialism
dc.subject France
dc.subject Nineteenth Century
dc.title Louis A. Bertrand’s Voyage from Icarianism to Mormonism: French Romantic Socialism and Mormon Communalism in the Nineteenth Century
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of History
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline History
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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