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Every letter in calligraphy is unique and different Most of the scribes money earned was equal to that of a medieval farm laborer Along with the scribes the clergy and monks would write to honor god and many different styles evolved such as Foundational Hand But what makes calligraphy unlike other types of writing Throughout the Middle Ages scribes monks and clergy practiced different styles in order to create beautifully written scripts Although others could have learned calligraphy only three main groups used it oftenCalligraphy was commonly used among monks and clergy in the medieval times Early monks and clergy were sent away from their poor families to be educated at monasteries In the monasteries clergy would learn how to write in order to please god and monks created books using calligraphy Besides the clergy and monks scribes also used calligraphy as their craftMedieval scribes worked in the scriptorium which was headed by a monk called an armarius The room was unheated and no candles were allowed in fear of the manuscripts being burned Attacking monasteries with fire was a large crime The scribes sat at steep-angled desks and they used parchment having abandoned the use of papyrus Rather than a patron god scribes believed in a patron demon named Titvillus According to written record Titvillus searched for writing errors to fill his sack about one thousand times Every sin found was recorded in a book and announced on Day of Judgement with the monks name Scribes wrote very beautiful manuscripts for it was their craft However calligraphy was used for more than just one purpose There were many purposes of calligraphy Calligraphy was the art of forming elegant symbols The scribes as it was their craft formed lovely letters while the monks and clergy wished to honor God with their scripts Along with learning how to create art with lettering calligraphy was used for
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