Post Scriptum Project

Post Scriptum Project focuses on private letters written in Portugal and Spain during the modern period. These letters are unpublished epistolary writings, written by authors from different social backgrounds: masters and servants, adults and children, men and women, thieves, soldiers, artisans, priests, political activists, and others. Their letters survived by coincidence: when the people came into contact with the Inquisition and the civil courts, their private correspondence was used as criminal evidence. The documents were therefore part of court proceedings.

In November 2014, over 1100 letters were available, dating from the 16th-19th century. They can be browsed chronologically, or alphabetically according to persons. In addition, basic and advanced search are possible.

Letters are shown in modern edition, and can be downloaded in PDF format.

Post Scriptum is a project of the Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 4:53pm
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