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

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Published and forthcoming

Just published

Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle: commerce, civilisation, empire

Cover of OSE volume just published Ed. Antoine Lilti et Céline Spector Si l’Europe est considérée comme le berceau de la civilisation occidentale, c’est bien au XVIIIe siècle qu’elle est devenue un enjeu philosophique, historique et politique majeur. Ici les auteurs examinent trois notions phares liées à l’émergence du concept européen: l’empire, le commerce et la civilisation.

Coming soon

‘La Bagatelle’ (1718-1719): a critical edition of Justus van Effen’s journal

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Ed. James L. Schorr Modelled on the English Spectator, Justus van Effen’s La Bagatelle provided both witty observations on contemporary society and more subversive reflections on topics such as the principles of inheritance or religious orthodoxy. This is the first critical edition, and contains substantive textual commentaries and variants.

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