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The World of the Eighteenth Century (for English Majors): General Works

English majors, and all others, are welcome to use this guide to understand the cultural & historical context in which the literature being read was created.

The Encyclopaedia

Frontispiece

Frontispiece to the Encyclopaedia by Denis Diderot, 18th century engraving.

Find more illustrations at Art Museum Image Gallery.

General Encyclopedic Works on the 18th Century

Reference Universe

Reference Universe searches the table of contents & indexes of recent print and electronic encyclopedias in the CSS Reference Collection.