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The Tridentine Acts. A section of the archive of the Prince-Bishopric of Trento (16th-18th century)

Researchers

Scientific Head: Paolo Pombeni
Scientific Coordinator: Katia Occhi
Collaborators: Alessandro Cont (2011-2012), Rossella Ioppi (2013-2014)

The project aims to provide a historical study of the documentation contained in the ‘Tridentine Acts’ (‘Atti Trentini-Trientner Archiv. Abteilung Akten’) collection currently conserved in the Trento State Archives, and to draw up a new and comprehensive Italian-language inventory using the computerised AST system of the Soprintendenza per i Beni librari e archivistici della Provincia autonoma di Trento (Libraries and Archives Heritage Board of the Autonomous Province of Trento).
The ‘Atti Trentini-Trientner Archiv. Abteilung Akten’ collection is currently conserved in the Trento State Archives. It first came to light on the return from Innsbruck of the archives of the Prince-Bishopric of Trento after World War I. As is well-known, between 1805 and 1919 the papers of the Archives of the Prince-Bishopric were conserved in Innsbruck, Vienna and partly in Munich. To date the full research potential of the papers has not been realised due to the lack of properly updated tools for accessing them. The only existing search tool is the German-language inventory drawn up by Prof. Otto Stolz in 1912, with an Italian translation which offers only summary details. The collection is of particular interest since it sheds light on a number of aspects of the history of the economy, community, justice and institutions of Trento and allows tracing of the various phases through which the Archives of the Prince-Bishopric passed in the 19th century.

Date of the video: 6 May 2016

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 to Friday, November 14, 2014
Partners: 

Trento State Archives
Soprintendenza per i Beni librari e archivistici della Provincia autonoma di Trento (Libraries and Archives Heritage Board of the Autonomous Province of Trento)

Funding: 
Project co-funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto