Gallery of images used in this website

The idea behind most of the images used on this website was to find some examples of Scriptoria.

These were not easy to find although examples of one or a small number of monks engaged in writing proved easier.

Overall we are indebted to the Turning Over a New Leaf Project who it appears were on the same quest albeit for different reasons.

Their site is a fascinating one and well worth an exploration.

Image 1

Spanish scriptorium? At El Monasterio de San Martín, close to Logroño (preserved at Madrid, Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 14th century).

Also described as the Libro de los Juegos Scriptorium

Image 1a

Another version of Image 1.

Also described as the Libro de los Juegos Scriptorium

Image 2

Scriptorium in tenth-century Spain (Madrid, Nat. Hist. Archaeological Museum, Cod., 1097 B, c. 970).

Image 3

Lay person and monk jointly making books in an Echternach, Luxemburg, Abbey (Bremen, Universitätsbibliothek, MS 217, c. 1020).

Image 4

famous tenth-century ivory cutting showing Gregory the Great towering over some ‘dwarf’ scribes copying his works.

Image 5

part of an eleventh century missal.

Image 6

part of an eleventh century missal.