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Definition of "scriptoria" []

  • Plural form of scriptorium. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scriptoria" in a sentence
  • "So Jenson went for the Carolingian minuscule, but even that was just one example of one person’s interpretation of the contemporary fashion in scriptoria."
  • "Reading, writing and printing managed to survive, allowing for today's lively debate about the intellectual and social consequences of the Internet, which book publishing legend Jason Epstein describes in the NYRB as a "Tech shift orders of magnitude greater than the momentous evolution from monkish scriptoria to movable type.""
  • "The point, he says, is that Irish monks, drinking deep from the Latin and Greek of what was called "civilization," gave it out to the world from their scriptoria in the Middle Ages and thus prevented its death."