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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

Editorial board

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

Author and editors

Why publish with us?

Submitting your proposal and much more…

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

Raynal’s ‘Histoire des deux Indes’: colonialism, networks and global exchange

Cover of OSE volume just published Ed. Cecil P. Courtney and Jenny Mander Exploration of the vast network of global correspondents that underpinned the Histoire des deux Indes, and of how this first ‘world encyclopedia’ shaped and informed the public and political debate on colonialism.

Coming soon

Enlightenment Spain and the ‘Encyclopédie méthodique’

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Ed. Clorinda Donato and Ricardo López ‘What does Europe owe Spain?’ is the infamous question posed in the Encyclopédie méthodique. Through translations of the two encyclopedia articles at the center of the controversy and extensive textual commentary, the editors reveal how knowledge was transferred and adapted for geopolitical ends across Europe and the transatlantic world.

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