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ARAUJO, Andre Vieira de Freitas  and  ARAUJO, Dina Marques Pereira. Um catálogo beneditino em perspectiva bibliográfica: a representação documentária dos livros antigos da Biblioteca do Mosteiro de São Bento em São Paulo, Brasil (séculos XV-XVIII). Palabra clave [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.136-136. ISSN 1853-9912.

The study presents and discusses the conception, development and consolidation of the Catalog of Old Books (CLA) from the Library of Saint Benedict’s Monastery of São Paulo (BMSBSP), Brazil. It begins with the contextualization of the BMSBSP, founded in 1598, and its old books (15th-18th century), predominantly represented by the areas of Theology, Canon Law, History and Philosophy. The methodology followed is: 1) bibliographical review on the theme of old books, from the problematization of its concepts and the questions that are imposed in Latin America and the Caribbean; 2) construction of the CLA, based on the mapping, inventory, planning and configuration of the database and organization of the information of 581 old books from the BMSBSP. One of the results of this study is its contribution not only to Librarianship, but also to the investigations of the History of Books, Reading and Libraries in Brazil, as they broaden the examination of the presence of the old European book in Brazil and the perspectives of Benedictine monastic library in its historical and heritage dimensions in Brazilian lands. Conceived in the context of Benedictine monastic culture, under the concept of old book and under the questions surrounding its documentary representation, the CLA has not only an instrumental role, but also draws attention to the importance of the materiality of the texts and their forms of organization and mediation, which can carry long-term paths, in addition to promoting more vertical reflections within the scope of Historical Bibliography.

Keywords : Catalog of old books; Historical bibliography; Library of Saint Benedict’s Monastery of São Paulo; Livraria de São Bento; Information organization; Brasil.

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