Enlightenment

What do children do with books ?

Emmanuelle Chapron is the author of the February volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Livres d’école et littérature de jeunesse en France au XVIIIᵉ siècle. In this volume, Chapron examines the creation of the children's book market in eighteenth-century France, providing a new perspective which examines the role played by educational institutions, booksellers, … Continue reading

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Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: adventures in words and deeds

Simon Davies is the author of the January volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: Colonial Traveller, Enlightenment Reformer, Celebrity Writer. In this volume, he provides fresh perspectives to further enhance Bernardin de Saint-Pierre’s reputation as an essential point of reference for understanding the late eighteenth-century cultural, philosophical and political scene … Continue reading

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Montesquieu, the Persian Rousseau, and Napoleon’s French Revolution in India

Junko Takeda is the author of the December volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Iran and a French empire of trade, 1700-1808. In this volume, she explores early modern French relations with Persia in order to highlight connections between Eurasian geopolitics and Atlantic revolutions, and, in doing so, sheds light on the activities … Continue reading

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What can Abbé de Saint-Pierre tell us about the Political Enlightenment?

Carole Dornier is the author of the November volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, La Monarchie éclairée de l’abbé de Saint-Pierre: Une science politique des Modernes, a volume which offers a complete reassessment of the global attempt to transform the monarchical state and the Old Regime society (government, commerce, religion, customs, education, health, … Continue reading

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The Literary and Scientific Stakes of Transgender in Eighteenth-Century Italy and England: The Case of Catterina Vizzani

Clorinda Donato is the author of the October volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, The Life and legend of Catterina Vizzani: sexual identity, science and Sensationalism in eighteenth-century Italy and England. In this new volume, Clorinda Donato analyses the medical, societal, and narrative transcultural stakes in the life story of the transgendered Catterina Vizzani, … Continue reading