Enlightenment

Further work on English pamphlets that coopt “a Persian” for political polemics

Cyrus Masroori is one of the editors of Persia and the Enlightenment, the September volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, along with co-editors Whitney Mannies and John Christian Laursen. By carefully studying Persia in the Enlightenment narratives, this volume throws new light on the complexity of intercultural encounters and their impact on the shaping of … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Artisanal Labour and the Ethics of Craft

Lauren Cannady and Jennifer Ferng are the editors of Crafting Enlightenment: Artisanal Histories and Transnational Networks, the June volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. Interdisciplinary studies of artisans located in four continents, this volume brings together scholarship from the fields of architecture, art history, history, science studies, and history of technology and … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Reframing Rousseau

Barbara Abrams, Mira Morgenstern, and Karen Sullivan are the authors of Reframing Rousseau’s Lévite d'Ephraïm: The Hebrew Bible, hospitality, and modern identity, the May volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. An exciting new perspective on the influences of Biblical writings on Rousseau’s works, the study considers themes in Le Lévite d’Ephraïm, … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Mapping a Polycentric Republic of Letters in Eighteenth-Century Mexico

José Francisco Robles is the author of Polemics, Literature, and Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Mexico: A New World for the Republic of Letters, the April volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. As a study of intellectual history, his book analyzes the configuration of the Republic of Letters in eighteenth-century Mexico through the … Continue reading