The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives

121 students from Oxford, along with their tutors, have translated extracts from 18th century thinkers from France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Italy for a new book which has just been published by Open Book:

The Idea of Europe. Enlightenment Perspectives.

Some of the texts have a very modern ring to them, discussing European union, the value of speaking languages, but also questions of links with neighbouring countries like Turkey or Russia and more mundane préoccupations like fashion or gastronomy.

The PDF of the book can be downloaded free here:–enlightenment-perspectives

Read the press release here:


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