Enlightenment

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

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Digitizing the Enlightenment

Simon Burrows and Glenn Roe are the editors of the July volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Digitizing Enlightenment: Digital Humanities and the Transformation of Eighteenth-Century Studies, which is the first book length survey of the impact of digital humanities on our understanding of a key historical period and paradigm. In … Continue reading

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‘All together now’: accessing national theatre before the internet

Clare Siviter is the author of the May volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Tragedy and Nation in the Age of Napoleon, which offers an exciting new perspective on the Napoleonic state and how it attempted to use theatre to reunite the nation after the Revolution. In this blog post, she … Continue reading

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Virtue in Crisis: Enlightenment Perspectives

James Fowler is the co-editor of the March volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Enlightenment Virtue, 1680-1794, in which contributors analyse complex and shifting relations between religious and civic virtue during the Age of Enlightenment. In this blog post, he explores how the debates of that period may not be so dissimilar … Continue reading