Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2011.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for May detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched something 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. Word format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.

Thank you to the 1 percent or so who have supported the Florilegium site by taking the time to select and look at one of the ads when you visited. Your clicking on the ads pays the operating costs of the site.

Lastly, if you have any suggestions, questions, comments or criticisms about the Florilegium, please feel free to email me.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-one 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 called 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 research papers submitted as A&S entries.

The Florilegium now has an RSS feed for those who want an immediate alert when new or updated files are uploaded to the website.

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      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the BEVERAGES section:

  • Non-Alco-Bevs-art  - "Non Alcoholic Beverages of the Middle Ages" by HL Rory McGowen.

In the FEASTS section:

  • game-4-feasts-msg -  Serving game animals at SCA feasts.

In the NEWCOMERS section:

  • How-2-get-2do-art -  "How to get to do things in the SCA" by Duchess Willow de Wisp, OL, OP, OR.

In the SCA-INC section:

  • SCA-Grp-Types-msg  - Types of official local SCA groups.

In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:

  • Concnsus-Mkng-art   "Consensus Decision Making in the SCA" by Master Gareth Tancred Wilfrith.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  • What-Matters-art   - "What Matters - A War Tale" by Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon. A story of the Calontir shieldwall at Pennsic.

In the TRAVEL section:

  • trvlng-w-wpns-msg  - Traveling to SCA events with steel weapons.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •  p-dental-care-msg  - Period dental care. dentures. cavities.
  •  SCA-transport-msg  - Typical and unusual SCA vehicles and transportation.
  •  sheep-lambs-msg   -  Medieval sheep and lambs. Breeds.
  •  veg-stuffed-msg  -   Period stuffed vegetable recipes.
  •  velvet-msg  -  Medieval velvets. Modern substitutions.
  •  venison-msg  -  Medieval and modern recipes for venison.
  •  vinegar-msg  - Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.

Since it is now May and the SCA dates from May 1, 1966, here is a file from the SCA-STORIES section commemorating the history of the SCA. More serious histories of the SCA and various kingdoms can also be  found in this section.

  • An-SCA-History-art  "An SCA History of the Entire Known World" by Sir Batshit ap Llewellyn FitzDogroot of Frontbottom.

Copyright 2011, 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