Scriptorarius

Superintendent or principal scribe in a *scriptorium. He not only delegated tasks within the writing room, but also gave out the books to be read by his fellow monks. -

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  • Scriptorium — Lit. writing room (in a monastery). The only means of reproducing any text or of making books was by hand until the advent of the printing press, c. 1458. The scribe was a crucial part of society, writing letters for the illiterate, copying… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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