A room in a monastery in which books and scrolls are written, copied, illuminated, and housed. This was especially significant during the Middle Ages, when scriptoriums (another plural form is scriptoria) served as the principal European sites for the production and preservation of manuscripts. They were found in almost every monastery after the 8th century.

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  • Scriptorium — • A large room set apart in a monastery for the use of the scribes or copyists of the community Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scriptorium     Scriptorium      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SCRIPTORIUM — Dans son sens le plus étroit, le local de l’abbaye où les manuscrits étaient confectionnés: c’est au scriptorium que le parchemin était préparé, mis en cahiers puis confié aux scribes et aux enlumineurs. Par extension, le scriptorium désigne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scriptorium — 1774, from L.L. scriptorium place for writing, neut. of L. scriptorius pertaining to writing, from L. scriptus, pp. of scribere to write (see SCRIPT (Cf. script)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scriptorium — Scrip*to ri*um, n.; pl. {Scriptoria}. [LL. See {Scriptory}.] In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing. [1913 Webster] Writing rooms, or scriptoria, where the chief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scriptorium — /skrip tɔrjum/ s. neutro, lat. mediev. (propr. stilo; luogo di copiatura dei manoscritti ), usato in ital. al masch. (eccles., filol.) [nell alto medioevo, l ambiente annesso a una chiesa, oppure a un monastero, e la relativa scuola, dove gli… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • scriptorium — [skrip tôr′ē əm] n. pl. scriptoria [skrip tôr′ēə] [ML < L scriptus: see SCRIPT1] a writing room; esp., a room in a monastery for copying manuscripts, writing, and studying …   English World dictionary

  • Scriptorium — Esta miniatura del siglo XV de Jean Miélot (muerto en 1472)[1] representa al propio autor trabajando, precisamente mientras compila sus Miracles de Nostre Dame, en los que esta miniatura aparece. El término scriptorium …   Wikipedia Español

  • Scriptorium — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Scriptorium (homonymie). Saint Matthieu travaillant sur une illustration dans un scriptorium mediév …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scriptorium — Mönch im Scriptorium Als Skriptorium bezeichnet man die seit der Spätantike entstehenden, meist in Klöstern befindlichen Schreibstuben, in denen sakrale und teilweise auch profane Texte handschriftlich dupliziert werden. Mehrheitlich war das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scriptorium — /skrip tawr ee euhm, tohr /, n., pl. scriptoriums, scriptoria / tawr ee euh, tohr /. a room, as in a monastery, library, or other institution, where manuscripts are stored, read, or copied. [1765 75; < ML scriptorium; see SCRIPT, TORY2] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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