Further Information and Pricing

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A unique resource for research in the Enlightenment

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) is well-known as being the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies and has published over 500 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955, covering wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and is published in English or French.

A partnership between the Voltaire Foundation and Liverpool University Press is making volumes from the series available online for the first time through Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE.

The ebook collection offers a complete archive of all content published in the series between 1955-2016. 

The digital text is fully searchable, and the online platform offers the ability for readers to save their own notes, highlights, and bookmarks on their own electronic copies and to export or print portions of each book.

What are the benefits to your library?

  • Comprehensive: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is the foremost series focusing on Enlightenment studies. The ebook collection offers readers online access to the complete archive for the first time - all volumes published between 1955-2016 are included.
  • International: 571-volume digital collection with over 190,000 pages of highly-regarded content publishing in both English and French, and covering a breadth of cultures and countries including Russia, Greece, Spain, and Germany.
  • Interdisciplinary: A broad overview of a variety of subjects relating to the Enlightenment including: history, cultural studies, literature, biography, religious studies, philosophy, and gender studies.
  • Interactive: Available on our new super-fast, feature-rich online eReader which presents volumes with a crisp fully-scalable image and the ability to zoom in, bookmark, copy text, print, and download.
  • Renowned authors: Noted contributors include Marc-André Bernier, Robert Dawson, Dan Edelstein, Marian Hobson, Colin Jones, Mark Ledbury, Christiane Mervaud, John Renwick, Ritchie Robertson, and Céline Spector.
  • Key texts: Notable volumes in the collection include Interpreting the Ancien Régime by David Bien, Dramatic battles in eighteenth-century France by Logan J. Connors, Sublime disorder: physical monstrosity in Diderot’s universe by Andrew Curran, Ruins Past by Sabrina Ferri, The Encyclopedists as Individuals and The Encyclopedists as a Group by Frank Kafker, Lectures de Raynal and L’Histoires des Deux Indes by Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, and Madame de Graffigny and Rousseau by English Showalter.
  • Digitally preserved: all content is digitally preserved in the CLOCKSS Archive.

“We consider this an important, and very exciting, step forward for eighteenth-century scholarship, as it makes the full body of the important work published in the series more visible than ever for today's readers, and ensures wider and more enduring accessibility for rising and future generations of students and scholars.”
– Professor Gregory Brown (General Editor, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment)

2023 Pricing

One-off purchase of the complete archive: £12,500* / US$16,000

Online access is available in perpetuity with no annual hosting fees.

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) members: 15% discount on the list price - please visit the SCELC website for further information.

*Institutions in the EU are subject to their respective country’s tax rate for digital goods if not VAT registered.


To order directly, please contact Jessica Thompson (Library Sales & Marketing Executive).