Resource: PS Post Scriptum Portuguese Text

Reference PS Post Scriptum Digital Archive of Ordinary Writing in Early Modern Portugal and Spain
Date of Submission July 25, 2014, 1:47 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 375-405-009-147-2
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text, Image
Language Portuguese
Format/MIME Type text/xml, jpeg
Size 1 million words in 2017

Within the P.S. (Post Scriptum) Project, systematic research will be developed, along with the publishing and historical-linguistic study of private letters written in Portugal and Spain along the Modern Ages. These documents are unpublished epistolary writings, written by authors from different social backgrounds. They could be either masters or servants, adults or children, men or women, thieves, soldiers, artisans, priests, political activists, among other kinds of social agents. Their epistolarity survived by chance, when their paths met the persecution means used by the Inquisition and the civil courts, two institutions that used private correspondence as criminal evidence. The documents, which are part of court proceedings, can be taken as near sociological interviews, conducted by inquisitors and judges, which allows researchers to reach a more adequate contextualization of the inter-personal relations in traditional societies. These textual resources often present an (almost) oral rhetoric, treating everyday issues of past centuries in a register that hasn't been easy to study, apart from brief examples. Not only does the P.S. Project present a wide collection of private letters, but it also makes its philological treatment available in an online digital edition, along with linguistics and cultural monographs.

Version 2014
Creator Rita Marquilhas , Comissão Diretiva CLUL - Universidade de Lisboa
Distributor Comissão Diretiva CLUL - Universidade de Lisboa
Rights Holder Comissão Diretiva CLUL - Universidade de Lisboa