On June 8th, 1536, Nicolau Lopes, the last bedel of the medieval studium of Lisbon, compiled an inventory comprising all the 151 books of the Portuguese university library, a few months before the definitive relocation of the studium generale to Coimbra, in March 1537, and just a few years after a first inventory - wich was never finished - was completed. These inventories became precious documents, as they allow us to understand the circulation of knowledge, people and books in medieval and early modern Europe. Based on these studium library book inventories and on the existing catalogues of manuscripts and incunabula of the University of Coimbra General Library (which currently holds the archives of the old Lisbon-based medieval university), I will try to understand if any of the civil or canon law volumes mentioned there survived up to this day while trying to identify some of the books described in the inventories.
|Translated title of the contribution||"Todos os textos de canônes...": from the book inventories of the Portuguese studium generale library to the identification of some civil and canon law books|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Revista de Historia da Sociedade e da Cultura|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2020|
- Studiutn generale of Lisbon
- University library
- Book circulation