Stefan's Florilegium updates for January 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2010.

Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for January 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.

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A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty 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 BEVERAGES section:

  • fruit-wines-msg - Non-grape fruit wines.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

  • Golf-Med-Era-art - "The Royal and Ancient Sport - Golf in the Medieval Era" by Baron Giles Leabrook.

In the FEASTS section:

  • feast-seatng-msg - Comments on seating at feasts. Seating charts.
  • Icelandic-Fst-art - An Icelandic feast cooked by Master Adamantius for the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn.

In the FOOD-BOOKS section:

  • Messisbugo-rev - A review of Charles Potter's translation of Messisbugo by Raphaella DiContini.

In the FOOD-FRUIT section:

  • persimmons-msg - Eating persimmons. Recipes. Where grown.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  • spit-roasting-msg - Period spit roasting of meats. Recipes.

In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:

  • Smalls-art - "'Smalls' in period: children or underwear?" by Lady Wenyeva atte grene.

In the TEXTILE-ARTS section:

  • Stick-Weaving-art - "Weft Faced (aka Stick) Weaving" by Lady AElfgifu Falkenglen.

In the TIME section:

  • Time-Keeping-art - "A Brief History of Time Keeping" by Viscount Sir Corin Anderson (KSCA, OP).

Here are the updated files for this month:

  • butter-msg - Period butter. Making butter. Butter churns.
  • compost-msg - A pickled food of fruits and vegetables.
  • cordials-msg - Period cordials and liqueurs. SCA creations.
  • fundraising-msg - Fundraising ideas for SCA groups.
  • hot-weth-fsts-msg - Ideas and menus for hot weather feasts.
  • pasta-stufed-msg - Period stuffed pasta dishes. Ravioli.
  • SCA-hist3-msg - Msgs on the history of the SCA until 11/09.
  • shrimp-msg - Medieval shrimp recipes.
  • sports-msg - Medieval sports.
  • vinegar-msg - Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.
  • waterbearing-msg - Water and beverage distribution at events.
  • wine-msg - Medieval wines.


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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