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What do you call Medieval scholars?

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    Posted: 23-Aug-2006 at 07:43
I need some names of what writers, scientists, or any creative people were called in the Medieval European ages.  Not just one name, but several if possible.

For example, a writer in ancient times would be called a Scribe.  Would they call writers in Medieval times "Scribe" also?

I know there were indeed "scholars" and scholastisicm, but where there other names and ways of calling people who wrote great texts, researched, studied, etc. 

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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Aug-2006 at 16:19

Well, personally I think you call them scholars... It is the only term I came across in my studies...

Of course, you can also use the profession they were famous for:
philosopher, historian, natural philosopher, alchemist, astronomer etc.


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  Quote Constantine XI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2006 at 01:59
The difficulty is that many texts in those days were of a religious nature, with the church itself often being one of the main sources of literate writers. So actual writers were typically those involved in religious works or working as a copyist. Such people were called clerics. For non-religious texts, you will need to refer to the profession of the person most of the time.
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I think its' just a question of language- they are in form the same thing, are they not?

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