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The transatlantic circulation of printed matter: Books and readings in São Paulo through research on post-mortem inventories (1870-1890)

Grant number: 13/10043-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Marisa Midore Deaecto
Grantee:Vivian Nani Ayres
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/07342-9 - The transatlantic circulation of printed matter: the globalisation of culture in the 19th Century, AP.TEM

Abstract

This research intends to investigate the private Libraries in São Paulo between 1870 and 1890 inquiring the inventories post-mortem. First step is to establish a database to understand quantitatively the books' role among the inventoried goods. This lead toward a qualitative analysis divided in two: a survey to identify the foreign languages editions and the identification of books related to political literature. The questions around this work are which the profile (or profiles) of readers from Sao Paulo is and how much the books listed in the documentation are related with a transnational circuit of ideas in circulation, particularly, with the liberal and republican debates of that time.

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