Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for March detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month. I've held off sending this out until after Gulf Wars was over. I hope everyone had a wonderful time. I wish I had been able to join you.
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.
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A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past twenty-four 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:
blow-cal-devs-msg Ideas for SCA blow calibration devices.
In the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section:
Clng-Cly-Pots-art "Cleaning Earthenware and Stone Pots" by Dom. Galefridus Peregrinus.
In the RELIGION section:
Islam-alcohol-msg Arabic and Islamic drinking of alcohol.
In the SCA-STORIES section:
Calontir-bday-msg The day that Calontir became a kingdom.
In the TRAVEL section:
Worm-Castles-art "Worm Castles: Ship’s Biscuits in the SCA" by William "Cookie" Barfoot.
Here are the updated files for this month.
banners-msg Flags and banners. Period and SCA construction.
brewing-msg General brewing info and sources.
cookng-guilds-msg SCA cooking guilds.
cordials-msg Period cordials and liqueurs. SCA creations.
firepits-msg Useful ideas for firepits.
fst-disasters-msg Tales of SCA feasts that were disasters.
garlic-sauces-msg Various period garlic sauces. Recipes.
honey-msg Period use of honey. Honey sources.
juniper-beries-msg Period use of juniper berries.
leather-dyeing-msg Dyeing and painting leather.
Outl-hist-msg Histories of the Kingdom of the Outlands.
swords-msg Medieval swords, history of various types.
Copyright 2013, 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