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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).

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

Forthcoming and recently published

List of our 2016 titles (pdf*)

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

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Published and forthcoming

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Just published

Les Lumières imaginaires: Holbach et la traduction

Cover of OSE volume just published Mladen Kozul Dans les années 1760, l’atelier du baron d’Holbach est un des principaux lieux de diffusion des idées hétérodoxes qui permettent la radicalisation des Lumières en France. L’activité de traduction d’Holbach, plus importante en quantité que son activité d’auteur, est étudiée ici pour la première fois de manière systématique.

Coming soon

Ancients and Moderns in Europe: comparative pespectives

Cover of OSE volume coming soon 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.

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