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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

Le Discours pédagogique féminin au temps des Lumières

Cover of OSE volume just published Sonia Cherrad En se fondant sur un corpus d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages, Sonia Cherrad démontre le rôle déterminant joué par le discours de ces femmes dans la réflexion sur l’éducation au XVIIIe siècle.

Coming soon

The Spanish Enlightenment revisited

Cover of OSE volume coming soon 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.

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