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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.

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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

Pictorial snapshot of subjects explored

Just published

Ancients and Moderns in Europe: comparative pespectives

Cover of OSE volume just published Ed. Paddy Bullard and Alexis Tadié During the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries a series of quarrels broke out across Europe over the relative virtues of ancient and modern learning. This interdisciplinary volume reassesses the scope and significance of this international dispute.

Coming soon

Les Spectacles francophones à la cour de Russie (1743-1796): l'invention d'une société

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Alexeï Evstratov Dans cette première étude interdisciplinaire du théâtre francophone joué à Saint-Pétersbourg l’auteur met en évidence les interactions entre le projet des autorités, les troupes de comédiens, le répertoire et les pratiques sociales à l’œuvre dans la salle.

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