Dr. Stallsmith received her doctoral degree in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and published The Festivals of Demeter and their Relation to the Agricultural Year. Dr. Stallsmith is Assistant Professor of History at Towson University in Maryland. Dr. Stallsmith has published several articles on classical Greek religion and was a co-author of Reports on the Vrokastro Area, Eastern Crete.
2005 0-7734-6070-5 Brisbane’s 1830-1832 travel diaries offer a useful contribution at several levels. First, he diaries furnish us with a picture of the society in which Saint-Simonianism and Fourierism took shape. Second, the diaries further our understanding of the impact and dissemination of these ideas – where they were discussed and how they were discussed. Finally, and perhaps most intriguingly, the diaries offer us an opportunity to “listen in” on the thinking of an impressionable young man as he came to be attracted to utopian theories while moving in elite European intellectual society.