Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2009

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2009.

Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for November 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 Known World.

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.

If you are a newsletter editor and would like to get a copy of this monthly article for your print newsletter several weeks before I post it to the mail lists, please contact me. If you publish a newsletter on the web, I also have a version of this article which includes the links for each file. If you would like to get on my list for the web version of this article, please email me.



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.

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 A&S papers.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the CULTURES section:

  • AS-Salt-Extn-art - "Common Salt Extraction in Anglo-Saxon England" by Melanie Wilson.

In the DISABILITIES section:

  • Deaf-History-bib - "A Preliminary Bibliography of Deaf History before 1600 CE." by Lady Ásfríðr Ulfvíðardóttir.

In the FEASTS section:

  • Fd-Service-MA-art - "Practical Foodservice in the Middle Ages" by THLady Avelyn Grene.
  • German-Fst-OC-art German feast for the Outlands Crown Tournament from "Ein New Kochbuck", 1581 by Catrin von Berlin (Gwen Cat).
  • KT-mandolins-msg Kitchen Tools - Mandolins. History and use of the mandolin slicer. Reviews.

In the FOOD section:

  • cheese-soups-msg Period cheese soups. Recipes.

In the FOOD-FRUITS section:

  • peaches-msg - Medieval peaches and peach recipes.
  • Strawberries-art - "Strawberrie Season" by Johnnae llyn Lewis, CE

In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:

  • dough-contain-msg - Dough as the baking container. Free-standing pie crusts. Coffins, Coffyns.

In the PERFORMANCE-ARTS section:

  • Sephrdc-music-msg - Period music of the Sephardic Jews.

Here are the updated files for this month:

  • 15-16C-Flowrs-art - "Floral Arrangements of the 15th and 16th Century" by Senora Dorothea Manuela Ponce.
  • beadwork-msg - Beadwork on clothing. Bead types, sources.
  • bread-stuffed-msg - Period stuffed bread. Rastons. Recipes.
  • cookg-classes-msg - Teaching and running cooking classes.
  • disabilities-msg - Disabilities in the SCA and period, hiding wheelchairs, SCA sign language.
  • Drach-hist-msg - Histories of the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
  • fd-Italy-msg - Period Italian food. Cookbooks.
  • languages-msg - Sources for learning Anglo-Saxon, Latin.
  • marrow-msg - Getting bone marrow. Recipes with marrow.
  • oakcakes-msg - Period oatcakes.
  • onions-msg - Period onions. Scallions, shallots. recipes.
  • pies-msg - Period pie crusts, meat and fruit pies.
  • teaching-msg - Teaching in the SCA and in persona.


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