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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

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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.

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

Just published

The Spanish Enlightenment revisited

Cover of OSE volume just published Ed. Jesús Astigarraga Traditional historiography has tended to disregard Spain’s role in the Enlightenment. In this book a team of experts overturns the myth of the ‘dark side of Europe’ and examines the authentic place of Spain in the intellectual economy of the time.

Coming soon

La Fabrique de la modernité scientifique: discours et récits du progrès sous l’Ancien régime

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Ed. Frédéric Charbonneau Une analyse des stratégies par lesquelles l’historiographie médicale et scientifique a transformé certains acteurs en figures emblématiques qui donnent à lire un discours du progrès. Les auteurs de ce livre proposent une nouvelle façon de penser l’histoire des sciences et de la médecine comme l’élaboration collective d’un récit fondateur.

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