A ordem dos livros nas bibliotecas das ordens

Translated title of the contribution: The order of books in religious libraries

Fernanda Maria Guedes de Campos*

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The article presents the models and practices followed by libraries of the Ancien Régime Portuguese convents namely through their classification schemes and using as primary sources the librarians’ testimonies as written in manuscript 18th century catalogues. From the bibliographical review that precedes the study and from the analysis of the catalogues it becomes evident the importance of books and reading in religious institutions, the use of modern librarianship practices and the clear intention of presenting the library and its catalogue as a service to the readers.

Translated title of the contributionThe order of books in religious libraries
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)71-88
Number of pages18
JournalLusitania Sacra
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Religious orders
  • Portugal
  • Libraries
  • Catalogues
  • Clasification schemes
  • Organization


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