Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for November detailing what
is new in the Florilegium this month.
My apologies for this being late this month. I got laid off in early
December from what I thought would finally be a secure job for me and
have had to switch into job search mode again. I am also switching to
using NeoOffice Writer instead of Word. It is optimized for the
Macintosh platform and produces cleaner, smaller HTML code for the
website. However, it did mean re-writing my HTML processing program
that I use to post-process the HTML files for publication on the
website. If this causes a problem for you with the new files, please
let me know.
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 Happy Yule to all!
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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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:
Chocolat-Mead-art "Chocolate Mead aka Liquid Sex Mead" by Lord
Rhys, Capten gen y Arian Lloer.
In the CLOTHING section:
Bliauts-art “The Mysterious Bliaut Revealed” by Mistress
Enid d’Auliere, OL
In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:
Viking-Bed-art "Design and making of a 10th century Viking
bed" by Lord Rhys, Capten, gen y Arian Lloer.
In the PENNSIC section:
P-Thngs-To-Do-art “Things To Do At Pennsic” by Lady Katharine
What-s-Pensic-art "What is Pennsic?" by THLady Hrefna
In the TEXTILE ARTS section:
Bayeux-Tapsty-art "Bayeux Tapestry: A Brief Overview" by
Lady Eleanor Ravenild.
Here are the updated files for this month.
cookbooks-SCA-msg Cookbooks written by people in the SCA.
Presrvd-lemons-msg Dried, pickled and salted preserved lemons.
salt-msg Medieval salt production and use.
spice-storage-msg Period and modern spice storage.
tent-floors-msg What to use on the ground in your tent.
Since we are entering the Yule season, here are a few seasonal files:
apples-cinn-msg Period recipes which include both apples and
bread-pudding-msg Period bread pudding.
Christmas-art Medieval Christmas.
Sugarplums-art "Visions of Sugarplums" by Mistress
Renata Kestryl of Highwynds.
St-Nicholas-art Article on the St. Nicholas traditions.
T-H-Dreidel-art "The Hannukah Dreidel" by Lady Meliora
Toys-in-th-MA-art "Toys in the Middle Ages" By Lady Margritte
wassail-msg Spiced cider and ale drinks. Traditions.
Yule-msg Yule celebrations.
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