Mini-Podcast - Episode 26: What‘s the difference between an Author and a Scribe?

October 1, 2021

Scribes were key players in the recording and preservation of knowledge in the medieval period. But who were they? What did they do and how did they live? What distinguishes a scribe from an author, and what professions most closely resemble the role of the medieval scribe today? Find out this week on the Les Enluminures podcast. 

Resources: 

The Medieval Scribe and the Art of Writing: https://ultimatehistoryproject.com/the-medieval-scribe.html 

Books: 

Timothy O’Neill, The Irish Hand: Scribes and Their Manuscripts from the Earliest Times to the Seventeenth Century With an Exemplar of Irish Scripts: 
Kim Haines-Eitzen (Winter 1998). "Girls Trained in Beautiful Writing: Female Scribes in Roman Antiquity and Early Christianity". Journal of Early Christian Studies. 6 (4): 629–646.