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Raymond Birn

Professor Emeritus
Phone: 541-346-4804
Office: 350 McKenzie Hall


  • Book censorship in 18th-century France.
  • French missions in the South Pacific.


  • Pierre Rousseau and the Philosophes of Bouillon (1964).
  • Crisis, Absolutism, Revolution: Europe, 1648-1789 (1977; 2d ed., 1992).
  • The Printed Word in the Eighteenth-Century (as editor of a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Studies,1984).
  • Forging Rousseau: Print, Commerce and Cultural Manipulation in the Late Enlightenment (2001)
  • Crisis, Absolutism, Revolution: Europe and the World, 1648-1789 (2005).
  • La Censure royale des Livres dans la France des Lumieres (2007).
  • Royal Censorship of Books in Eighteenth-Century France (2012).