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Readers and readings at the Imperial and Public Library of Rio de Janeiro (1833-1856)

Grant number: 06/01654-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2006
Effective date (End): December 31, 2007
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature
Principal Investigator:Márcia Azevedo de Abreu
Grantee:Débora Cristina Bondance Rocha
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This study is part of the theme project “The Ways of the Novel in Brazil – 18th and 19th centuries”. It intends to investigate circulation and acceptance of novels among readers of the Imperial Public Library in Rio de Janeiro in Mid-ninetheenth century. The data will be collected by examining 19 registration books of the Imperial Public Library used between 1833 and 1856, which will allow us to identify the readers and books they read.

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