Definition of scriptorium in English:
noun (plural scriptoria /-rɪə/ or scriptoriums)chiefly historical
A room set apart for writing, especially one in a monastery where manuscripts were copied.
- After all, it was assumed that all monks could read and write. Monasteries also contained libraries and scriptoria, or writing rooms, in which manuscripts were copied.
- By the 9th century, most monasteries had writing rooms or scriptoria.
- A limited form of mass production was able to be achieved in large scriptoria contained in monasteries.
Definition of scriptorium in:
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