Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2010.

Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for July 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. I've not been producing this version since it didn't seem anyone was using it, but if there is a desire for it, I can produce it again.

I also send this monthly article to the Ansteorra and Outlands Editor's list. If there are any other such kingdom mail lists for editors that might welcome me posting this letter there in advance to it being sent to the kingdom lists, please let me know.

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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.

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THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ARCHERY section:

  •    merch-archery-msg   Merchants selling archery equipment.

In the CLOTHING section:

  •    SCA-Upcycling-art   "SCA Upcycling: Costuming on a Budget" by Lady Jeanne-Marie la Verriere.

In the FOOD section:

  •    Barons-Taste-art    "To A Baron's Taste - Period and period style recipes" by Baron Hrolf Herjolfssen, O.P..
  •    MF-vegetarian-art   "Medieval Food for Vegetarians" by Lady Katherine Rowberd.

In the FOOD-BOOKS section:

  •    M-Wash-Cookbk-art   Reviews and comments on Martha Washington's Book of Cookery.

In the FOOD-DAIRY section:

  •    Camp-Cheese-art    "Camp Cheese" by Hildegard filia Vulframn.

In the PERFORMANCE-ARTS section:

  •    Nors-Epc-Vrse-art  "Norse Epic Verse: the nitty-gritty on sounds" by Lady Ingeborg bildsbriótr Ulfsdottir.

In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:

  •    SCA-children-msg   Are SCA children different from other children?

In the STRUCTURES section:

  •    16thC-pavilon-art "Constructing a 16th Century European Pavilion" by Seamus O'Cearbhaill

Here are some of the updated files for this month:

  •    ambergris-msg       Use of ambergris in period.
  •    cheese-msg          Medieval cheese. Recipes.
  •    cherries-msg        Period cherries and cherry dishes. Recipes.
  •    cookbooks6-msg      Reviews posted after December 2006.
  •    eggplant-msg        Period eggplant (aubergine). Recipes.
  •    heraldry-msg        Heraldry in the SCA.
  •    largess-ideas-msg   Ideas for largess and gifts. Royalty gifts.
  •    ME-feasts-msg       Middle Eastern feasts. sitting, serving.
  •    p-bibles-msg        Period bibles. Modern sources.
  •    pants-msg           Medieval pants, pantaloons, breeches.
  •    pies-msg            Period pie crusts, meat and fruit pies.
  •    pottery-msg         Medieval pottery, kilns. modern equivalents.
  •    spinning-msg        Spinning wheels, spindles. techniques.
  •    verjuice-msg        Medieval verjuice. Modern substitutions.

Copyright 2010, 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