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Professor Jonathan Beecher

I teach French history, European intellectual history, and Russian intellectual history. I received both my BA and Ph.D. from Harvard and, while working on my dissertation, also spent two years as a student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

My publications include intellectual biographies of two major figures in the French socialist tradition: Charles Fourier: The Visionary and His World (1986) and Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism (2001). I am currently working on a volume of essays on European intellectuals (including Tocqueville, Proudhon, Herzen, Marx and Flaubert) and the French revolution of 1848.

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