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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.

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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

Just published

Rumor, diplomacy and war in Enlightenment Paris

Cover of OSE volume just published Tabetha Leigh Ewing Royal policing, clandestine media and rumor shaped what Parisians knew and how they conceptualized events in a period of war. Set against the backdrop of the War of Austrian Succession, Tabetha Ewing argues that Parisians’ expression of opinions on war and diplomacy, and its surveillance, transcription, and circulation, shaped a distinctly early-modern form of political participation.

Coming soon

L’Expérience de la perte autour du ‘moment 1800’

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Philip Knee La culture de la perte naît autour du ‘moment 1800’ – l’époque où une nouvelle appréhension de l’historicité émerge. Philip Knee examine cette expérience chez quelques écrivains soucieux de l’héritage religieux qui les habite après la Révolution.

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