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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.

Author and editors

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Online index

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

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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

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Just published

Enlightenment and religion in the Orthodox world

Cover of OSE volume just published Ed. Paschalis M. Kitromilides Religion and the Enlightenment has been keenly debated for many years, but has tended to focus on the Western world. In this book leading historians explore the intellectual and cultural challenges and changes that took place in Orthodox communities during the eighteenth century.

Coming soon

Le Journal littéraire en France au 18e siècle: émergence d’une culture virtuelle

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Suzanne Dumouchel, préface de Jean Paul Sermain La presse littéraire joue un rôle considérable dans le développement de la sociabilité et des pratiques culturelles au XVIIIe siècle. Suzanne Dumouchel analyse ici la place centrale qu’occupent ces périodiques dans la formation de lecteurs-citoyens.

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