Stefan's Florilegium updates for December 2009

HLord Stefan li Rous has release updates for Stefan's Florilegium for December 2009.

Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for December 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.

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 CHILDREN section:

  • feedng-tddlrs-msg - Feeding toddlers at SCA events.

In the DANCE section:

  • G-Peasnt-Dnce-art - "16th Century German Peasant Dance from Period Woodcuts - Two Dances from the Beham Brothers" by Viscountess Elisa von Sophey.

In the DISABILITIES section:

  • Sign-Language-bib - "An Annotated Bibliography on Monastic Sign Lexicons (MSL), Finger Alphabets and Mnemonics" by Lady Ásfríðr Ulfvíðardóttir.

In the FOOD section:

  • DYKIP-Startrs-art - "Did You Know its Period? Part 6: Starters and Appetizers" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.

In the FIID-BOOKS section:

  • Nathnls-Nutmeg-rev - "A Review of 'Nathaniel's Nutmeg'" by Johnnae llyn Lewis, CE.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

  • Cucumbers-Hst-art - "Medieval and Ancient History of the Cucumber" by Ian of Oertha. (Although not new, this article has been substantially updated)

In the NEWCOMERS section:

  • Choose-a-Name-art - "Choosing a Society Name: Hints for Newcomers" by Dietmar Reinhart von Straubing and Malachias von Morgenstern.
  • crash-space-msg - 'crash-space etiquette' for both the traveler and the crash-space provider.

In the PEOPLE AND PLACES section:

  • Copernicus-art - "Copernicus: Scientific and Planetary Revolutions" by Lord James Northfolke.

In the STRUCTURES section:

  • Select-a-Tent-art - "Selecting A Tent For SCA Camping" by Amr ibn Majid al-Bakri al-Amra.

Here are the updated files for this month:

  • bev-distilled-msg - Medieval distilled beverages. Distilling.
  • broths-msg - Broths in period recipes. Substitutions.
  • fd-Germany-msg - Medieval and Period German food. Cookbooks.
  • frescoes-msg - Creating frescoes. Painted stonework.
  • holidays-msg - Halloween, Samhain, other Medieval holidays.
  • mirrors-msg - Period mirrors. Mirror cases. Construction.
  • nutmeg-mace-msg - Info on the spices nutmeg and mace.
  • pasta-msg - Period pasta. Period references. Recipes.
  • Picts-msg - Info. on the Picts. Name sources.
  • pilgrimages-msg - Medieval pilgrimages and pilgrims.
  • raingear-msg - Period raingear. waterproofing cloth.


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

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