Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for August 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.
I am adding the direct links to the new files mentioned this month. Please let me know if you find this useful.
When this article could be published in paper form in SCA newsletters, I didn't think the printed links would be useful there, so didn't add these. However, I'm now being told that this article may no longer be published in SCA newsletters, as the Florilegium site is considered a "commercial" site since I use ad revenue to pay the costs of hosting the site.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past twenty-two 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 FOOD-BREADS section:
Funnel-Cakes-art "Yes, Funnel Cakes are Period!!!"
by HL Alianora de Olmondiers.
In the NEWCOMERS section:
SCA-Awards-art "AoA’s, Barons, and Laurels:
Who’s who in the
" by Lady Alison Wodehalle.
Your-1st-Evnt-art "Going to your 1st Event
by Lady Alison Wodehalle.
Here are the updated files for this month.
armor-books-msg Books about medieval armor. Reviews.
Paris-msg Medieval points of interest in and around Paris.
peasants-msg Peasants in period and SCA. peasant personas
Persia-msg History and culture of period Persia.
picnic-feasts-msg Ideas for light, picnic style feasts.
spices-msg Info. on spices, sources for spices.
Copyright 2012, 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