Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for May detailing what is new
in the Florilegium this month.
I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have
researched something in our period or you practice a little known art
or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others
to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers
written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such
an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the
Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World. Word
format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.
Thank you to the 1 percent or so who have supported the Florilegium
site by taking the time to select and look at one of the ads when you
visited. Your clicking on the ads pays the operating costs of the site.
Lastly, if you have any suggestions, questions, comments or criticisms
about the Florilegium, please feel free to email me.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past twenty-one years in an ongoing effort, I have been
collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail
lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make
this information available to others, I have placed this information
in a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article
that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me
for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class
handouts will also often work out well. I am especially interested in
research papers submitted as A&S entries.
The Florilegium now has an RSS feed for those who want an immediate
alert when new or updated files are uploaded to the website.
Advertisements on the site pay for its upkeep. If you enjoy the
Florilegium, please click on an ad or two whenever you are there.
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the BEVERAGES section:
Non-Alco-Bevs-art "Non Alcoholic Beverages of the Middle Ages"
by HL Rory McGowen.
In the FEASTS section:
game-4-feasts-msg Serving game animals at SCA feasts.
In the NEWCOMERS section:
How-2-get-2do-art "How to get to do things in the SCA" by
Duchess Willow de Wisp, OL, OP, OR.
In the SCA-INC section:
SCA-Grp-Types-msg Types of official local SCA groups.
In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:
Concnsus-Mkng-art "Consensus Decision Making in the SCA" by
Master Gareth Tancred Wilfrith.
In the SCA-STORIES section:
What-Matters-art "What Matters - A War Tale" by Conde Fernando
Rodriguez de Falcon. A story of the
Calontir shieldwall at Pennsic.
In the TRAVEL section:
trvlng-w-wpns-msg Traveling to SCA events with steel weapons.
Here are the updated files for this month.
p-dental-care-msg Period dental care. dentures. cavities.
SCA-transport-msg Typical and unusual SCA vehicles and
sheep-lambs-msg Medieval sheep and lambs. Breeds.
veg-stuffed-msg Period stuffed vegetable recipes.
velvet-msg Medieval velvets. Modern substitutions.
venison-msg Medieval and modern recipes for venison.
vinegar-msg Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.
Since it is now May and the SCA dates from May 1, 1966, here is a file
from the SCA-STORIES section commemorating the history of the SCA.
More serious histories of the SCA and various kingdoms can also be
found in this section.
An-SCA-History-art "An SCA History of the Entire Known World"
by Sir Batshit ap Llewellyn FitzDogroot
Copyright 2011, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related
publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left
unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit
the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article
introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact
info are retained.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org