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Marianne Meets the Mormons: Representations of Mormonism in Nineteenth-Century France
by Heather Belnap, Corry Cropper and Daryl Lee
University of Illinois Press, 2022
Paper: 978-0-252-08676-2 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04467-0 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05369-6
Library of Congress Classification BX8617.F8J46 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.34

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the nineteenth century, a fascination with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made Mormons and Mormonism a common trope in French journalism, art, literature, politics, and popular culture. Heather Belnap, Corry Cropper, and Daryl Lee bring to light French representations of Mormonism from the 1830s to 1914, arguing that these portrayals often critiqued and parodied French society. Mormonism became a pretext for reconsidering issues such as gender, colonialism, the family, and church-state relations while providing artists and authors with a means for working through the possibilities of their own evolving national identity.

Surprising and innovative, Marianne Meets the Mormons looks at how nineteenth-century French observers engaged with the idea of Mormonism in order to reframe their own cultural preoccupations.


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