Re: [SCA Newcomers] Viking Trading Post
- On Saturday 23 October 2004 11:03, travler5 wrote:
> My Viking is in the 1020 - 1060 era.Oh, excellent! You are almost contemporary with my lady and myself. We are
> He is a Varangian Guard in the service
> of Byzantine empire.
Byzantines of the merchant class, living in the period from late 900s to
early 1000s. (Today it is Anno Domini 1004 for us, if one recons by the
Gregorian calendar that will be invented in a couple centuries or so.)
Check the list archives for the word "Byzantine". I don't have the URLs
handy right now, but a couple of months ago I posted some web links to
the list. There is also a fictional book called Byzantium; while not
formally a research source, it's a very entertaining read to get the "feel"
of Constantinople from the perspective of a Viking who travels there.
>Congratulations on being part of a wonderful new kingdom!
> I am in the Kindom of NorthShield - (North Dakota)
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable and on a chief dovetailed Or two
keys fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey