Scriptoria

Some articles on scriptoria:

The Physical Scriptorium - Of The Benedictines
... a library here initiated the tradition of Benedictine scriptoria, where the copying of texts not only provided materials actually needed in the routines of the community and served as work for ... The warmth of the later scriptoria served as an incentive for unwilling monks to work on the transcription of texts (since the charter house was rarely heated) ... Although the purpose of the plan is unknown, it clearly shows the desirability of scriptoria within a wider body of monastic structures at the beginning of the 9th century ...
Culture Of Nagorno-Karabakh - Illuminated Manuscripts
... Artsakh’s more than thirty known medieval scriptoria have produced a fair number of illuminated manuscripts, especially in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries ... These scriptoria functioned in Ganja, Azerbaijan, as well as at Karabakh’s monasteries of Gandzasar, Khoranashat (Armenian Խորանաշատ), Targmanchatz ... During the 12th-15th centuries several dozens of well-known scriptoria functioned in Artsakh and neighboring Utik ...
The Physical Scriptorium - Of The Cistercians
... The scriptoria of the Cistercian order seem to have been similar to those of the Benedictines ... at Cîteaux, one of the best-documented high-medieval scriptoria, developed a severe "house style" in the first half of the twelfth century that spread in parallel with the Cistercian order itself ... These cells were called scriptoria because of the copying done there, even though their primary function was not as a writing room ...