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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is a monographic series which has been published since 1955.

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is a monographic series which has been published since 1955.

Topics include history, literature and comparative studies, cultural studies, philosophy, the history of the book . By Marie-Claude Felton. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2014.

By Marie-Claude Felton.

will be known as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment

As it enters its sixtieth year, and approaches its 550th volume, SVEC is changing its name; from 2014 the series will be known as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. A change of name, yes, but not a change of direction. From their home in Oxford University, Studies in the Enlightenment are well and truly global.

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The Humanist World of Voltaire’s Correspondence.

Voltaire: A Sense Of History. Published May 5th 2004 by Voltaire Foundation in Association with Liverpool University Press. It was not only in his histories that Voltaire thought, worried and wrote about history. Voltaire: A Sense of History (Svec).

Previously the series was called Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, and was more commonly . Topics include history, literature and comparative studies, cultural studies, philosophy, the history of the book, theatre, arts and visual studies, and gender studies.

Previously the series was called Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, and was more commonly known as SVEC. The series publishes twelve books a year, one per month, and several of its books have won prestigious awards, such as the Society for the History of Natural History's Thackray Medal for Jean-Jacques Rousseau and botany: the salutary science (Alexandra Cook), and the Prix Marianne Roland Michel for The Profession of sculpture in the Paris 'Académie' (Tomas Macsotay).

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22 Leigh, John, Voltaire: A Sense of History, SVEC series (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2004). 93 Voltaire, An Essay on Epic Poetry (1727), in The Complete Works of Voltaire, vol. 3B (Geneva: Institut et Musée Voltaire; Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996), 308. 94 Ibid. 23 Pierse, Síofra, Voltaire Historiographer: Narrative Paradigms, SVEC series, 6 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2008).

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It was not only in his histories that Voltaire thought, worried and wrote about history. In fact, many of Voltaire's most provocative and tantalising remarks on history lie outside the province of the so-called uvres historiques, in the vast expanses of his complete works, and historical events and historical figures elicit some of his most imaginative writing. Voltaire's propensity to write about history in works that are not histories sheds new light on his historiographical thought and temper. The historian that emerges from these pages is, by turns, a feverish, bed-ridden man haunted by the St Bartholomew massacre (an overwhelming preoccupation of Voltaire's, although it receives only cursory attention in the prose histories) an inspired poet mythologising Henri IV's epic adventures, a bawdy satirist amused by Joan of Arc, a raconteur nourished by historical anecdotes, even a doting uncle winking at his niece as he elaborates a philosophy of history. In all these forms and at all these times, an interest in history is integral and abiding. Far from being marginal or oblique, these works yield important insights into a pervasive Voltairean sense of history which finds in these different forms both the freedoms and the traditions - and indeed often the readers - denied to the uvres historiques. Moreover, innovative works like the Henriade and Candide, which fall into this category, prove as influential to historians as Voltaire's recognised histories. Voltaire's prodigious energy and versatility in fields other than history have probably harmed his reputation as a historian when, already in the eighteenth century, historians were increasingly expected to be specialists. This study shows that Voltaire's historiographical thought ranges across areas and texts artificially sundered by subsequent editorial compartmentalisations, and it reveals a restlessly complex, inventive writer confronting history in numerous different guises.