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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

Casanova: Enlightenment philosopher

Cover of OSE volume just published 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.

Coming soon

Satire, prints and theatricality in the French Revolution

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Claire Trévien A historical analysis of how theatre influenced French Revolutionary print culture, particularly its satirical prints, and how they could be considered a site of performance in their own right.

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