Assuming that archival processes can be analysed, we will present an overview of our recent survey on the Archive of the House of Belmonte. Our work focused on the production of documents of the Figueiredo Cabral da Câmara family between 1460 and 1840. Under the new paradigms of History and Archival Science, we’ve conducted a multidisciplinary approach, in which we’ve crossed History’s knowledge and Archival Science. Through the analysis of archival practices of this lineage – production, preservation, transmission and retrieval –, we will explain to what extent the archive reassured the family on its estate, income and status. After a comparative study of archival records in inventories from different dates, we will answer questions like: how did the family’s path influence the construction of the Archive of the House of Belmonte and to what extent is the archive linked to the estate’s management and family identity?
|Translated title of the contribution||Social history of a family archive: The House of Belmonte archival holdings, 15th to 19th centuries|
|Number of pages||40|
|Journal||Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Archival Practices
- Family Archives