JANET'S JOURNAL

Snippets of interest from a Grand Tourist 

What was a Scriptorium?

What was a Scriptorium?

Before the invention of the printing press books were written by hand, usually by monks working in a room called a ‘Scriptorium’. The ‘Scriptorium’ was a small space, in the monastery, next to the library. Here the scribes (writers) would write, illustrate and copy manuscripts.

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