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The World of the Eighteenth Century (for English Majors): My Bad

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.

Pre-Internet Days

Public Scribe

Public Scribe in Paris, France, (Engraving after George E. Opiz, 1775-1841. German, 18th).

Image from Art Museum Image Gallery.

Selected Websites on the 18th Century

Yes, they are not in the Reference Collection, but they were just too fun to pass up!

Reference Universe

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