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

Enlightenment

Theatre and colonialism: the show goes on

Jeffrey M. Leichman and Karine Benac-Giroux are co-editors of the March volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Colonialism and Slavery in Performance: Theatre and the Eighteenth-Century French Caribbean. This volume merges theatre history, performance studies, and textual analysis to open up new perspectives on Old Regime stage culture, and the studies within … Continue reading

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

Enlightenment

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

Enlightenment

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