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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
856 words
A room designated for the use of *scribes to write or copy MSS, usually in a monastery or nunnery; the term may also be used, more loosely, in post-medieval contexts for the organization ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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24 words

A writing-room or place where manuscripts were stored and copied, usually in a religious establishment such as an *abbey...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
115 words

A commercial, royal, or monastic workshop in which a group of *scribes, and frequently *artists, copied, decorated, or

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,262 words

After the fall of the Roman Empire and the progressive collapse of the institutions that it had made function for

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
229 words

A scriptorium (plural: scriptoria; the Latin word means a ‘writing room’), may be a room or premises where the physical

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

In the compound of Qumran, above Locus 30, which was possibly an assembly hall (as suggested by the remains of

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Ernst Gamillscheg, Robert S. Nelson, and Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
436 words
a center for book production. Attribution of Byz. MSS to scriptoria is based on colophons and on palaeographical and codicological evidence; due in part to the dearth of material, however, ... More

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