Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for September 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.
If you, your household or your local group run a website, please
consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this
help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers
find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus
might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.
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 well. I am especially interested in
research papers submitted as A&S entries.
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THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the COMBAT section:
boffer-weapns-msg Making and using boffer weapons in the SCA.
caltrops-msg A medieval 4-pointed anti-personnel/anti-
equine item. Lands with 1 point always up.
In the EQUESTRIAN section:
p-saddle-bags-msg Period saddle bags. The ways items were
carried on horses.
In the FOOD section:
p-street-food-msg Period street food.
In the FOOD-FRUITS section:
apples-cinn-msg Period recipes which include both apples
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
pickled-fish-msg Pickled fish. Either by storing in vinegar or
by the action of lactic acid.
In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:
Talow-Candles-art "Hand Dipped Tallow/Beeswax Candles"
by Baroness Onora O'Toole.
In the LIFE-STEPS section:
Marriag-Sagas-art "The Marriages of Guðrún and Hallgerðr" by
Baron Fridrikr Tomasson. Marriage in the
In the NORSE section:
Zombies-Iclnd-art "inn draugir: The Zombie in Old Icelandic
Sagas" by Baron Fridrikr Tomasson.
Here are the updated files for this month.
belts-msg Medieval and SCA belts and baldrics.
camelne-sauce-msg Sauces w. cinnamon as a major component.
cotton-msg Period cotton use.
instruments-msg Musical instruments.
London-msg Medieval points of interest in and around
mustard-msg Mustard seed in period. sauces. recipes.
placenames3-msg Origins and meanings of SCA placenames. Pt. 3
spits-msg Period and SCA spits for roasting meats.
stockfish-msg Period preserved fish.
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