Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for October detailing what is
new in the Florilegium this month.
I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have
researched a little known subject 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
I have heard that the GeoCities free websites are going away. If you
have such a site with SCA-type files and don't wish to move to the pay
version, the files that you have worked so hard to produce, may make a
good addition to the Florilegium. I am in the process of moving
several articles on tablet weaving by Eve the Just from GeoCities to
the Florilegium and would be happy to consider more.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past nineteen 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 I call 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
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS section:
SC-Estrela-09-msg The Siege Cooking Contest at the Estrella War
In the COMMERCE section:
Chndler-Guild-art "A Brief History of the Worshipful Company of
Waxchandlers, London from the 13th to 17th
Centuries" by Lady Kate the Candelmaker.
In the DISABILITIES section:
Sign-Lang-Wed-art "Wedding Vows Performed in 'Sign Language',
and Signs in Other Ceremonies" by Lady
In the EQUESTRIAN section:
Hors-Gme-Eqmt-art "Equipment for Equestrian Games" by Lady
In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:
cppr-utn-care-msg Care and cleaning of copper utensils.
potry-utn-care-msg Care of pottery cooking utensils.
In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:
Fire-Starting-art "Period fire starting and Archimedes Death
Ray" by Viscount Sir Corin Anderson.
In the NEWCOMERS section:
SCA-Housholds-art "Introduction to SCA Households" by Maistor
Justinos Tekton called Justin.
In the PENNSIC section:
P-Sanitation-art "Pennsic Sanitation for the Compleat Idiot"
by Qatagin-u Jajiradai (called Master Jaji).
In the SCA-INC section:
SCA-oaths-msg Swearing oaths in the SCA. Peerage and Officer
In the TEXTILE ARTS section:
Int-Dyeing-FC-art "Introduction to Dyeing: Food Coloring"
by Mistress Alienor Fitzhenry, OL.
Here are the updated files for this month:
dairy-prod-msg Dairy products. milk, butter, curds, cream.
berries-msg Period berries and berry recipes.
glasswork-msg Stained glass, glass etching. glassblowing.
high-alt-ckng-msg Cooking medieval food and feasts at high
mustard-msg Mustard seed in period. sauces. recipes.
soup-msg Medieval soups. Cooking soups at events.
West-hist-msg Histories of the West Kingdom.
Copyright 2009, 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