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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is dedicated to eighteenth-century research.

Since its inception as Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century in 1955, nearly 550 books have been published within the series. Strongly international in focus, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment publishes scholarly work in English or French to advance learning across a broad range of disciplines:

• History • History of ideas/Philosophy • History of the book • Theatre • Literature • Visual arts & Music • Science & Economics • Women’s studies

Letter from Gregory S. Brown, the the new General Editor (from 1 January 2016).

Editorial board

An international team of scholars assures the academic quality of our books.

Forthcoming and recently published

List of our 2016 titles (pdf*)

List of our 2015 titles (pdf*)

Online index

Access the dedicated thematic index of our books in the SVEC series, 1955-2013.

Contact us

General enquiries may be sent to our Administrator, series-specific enquiries to the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) team.

Published and forthcoming

Pictorial snapshot of subjects explored

Just published

Philosophies du voyage: visiter l’Angleterre aux 17e-18e siècles

Cover of OSE volume just published Gábor Gelléri L’Angleterre est la première destination des Français au siècle des Lumières. Le voyage outre-Manche et les récits qui en sont faits sont cruciaux dans les interactions entre la France et l’Angleterre au dix-huitième siècle, et l’Angleterre est l’un des miroirs dans lesquels la France se regarde. Qu’il soit philosophique, anti-philosophique, scientifique, pittoresque ou de plaisance, le voyage d’Angleterre est un champ d’exploration permettant aux voyageurs de mettre à l’épreuve toutes les idées importantes du siècle.

Coming soon

Casanova: Enlightenment philosopher

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Ed. Ivo Cerman, Susan Reynolds and Diego Lucci Casanova is infamous for his many affairs, but he was also a highly perceptive and engaged observer of the Enlightenment. This is the first major study to analyse the philosophical underpinnings of his work and their impact on key philosophes such as Voltaire.

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