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Micromégas: objet littéraire non identifié

25 April 2017

Le tome 20c des Œuvres complètes de Voltaire, tout juste sorti des presses, comprend entre autres textes le conte philosophique Micromégas. Publié en 1751...

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

18 April 2017

Sir Isaiah Berlin, as he eventually became, was the leading British intellectual historian of his time. He was born in 1909 in Riga, on the western edge of the Russian Empire. To avoid...

Animals and humans in the long eighteenth century: an intricate relationship

10 April 2017

How does a scholarly book get started? In the majority of cases it is bound with the author or editor’s passion and deep-rooted (and often inexplicable) connection with his or...

OSE Digitisation for archiving… then sale?

4 April 2017

The Vf is in the midst of a big project to digitise all 550+ books from the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series into ORA (Oxford University Research Archive), the...