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Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid 14th c AD.
This illustration portrays what looks like monks working in a Spanish Scriptorium in Madrid in 14c.  A scriptorium was a writing room set aside in monastic communities for the use of scribes engaged in copying manuscripts. These were an important feature of the Middle Ages.  Benedictine establishments supported scriptorium activities. All who worked in these establishments were not monks; lay scribes and illuminators from outside the monastic foundation reinforced the clerical scribes.  If you wish to find out more about scriptoriums in general, click the following button.  Here

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