Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2011.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

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 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.

If you, your household or your local group run a website, please consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.

Lastly, since I'm still looking for my next job, I won't be able to make it to Pennsic.  :-(   Those of you who are making your plans to attend in a few weeks might wish to look through the files in the  PENNSIC section of the Florilegium.

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 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:

  •     I-Guid-Brewng-art   "Intermediate Guide to Brewing" by HL Rory McGowen.


  •     Rowany-Festvl-msg   Comments on and suggestions for those going to the Romany Festival in Lochac.

In the CLOTHING section:

  •     ME-Clothing-art     "Middle Eastern Clothing Practical Primer" by asim al-talib.

In the COMBAT section:

  •     shoes4combat-msg    Footwear suggestions for SCA combat.

In the EQUESTRIAN section:

  •     Equest-4-New-art    "SCA Equestrian Activities for the New (or Non) Equestrian" by Lady Eowyth þa Siðend.

In the FEAST-REVIEWS section:

  •     Unicorn-Feast-art   Feast of Unicorn in Atlantia in 2004 headed up by Lord Nichola Buscelli.

In the FEASTS section:

  •     ckng-4-vigils-msg   Cooking suggestions for SCA peerage vigils.

In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:

  •     fd-Brazil-msg       Food of period (colonial) Brazil.

In the PENNSIC section:

  •     War-Fare-rev        "War Fare Review" by Johnnae llyn Lewis, CE. Recipes and remembrances from the Pennsic Sated Tyger Inn and Battlefield Bakery.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  •     SCA-stories4-msg    SCA stories related after 1/1/2009.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •     bathing-msg         Bathing and cleanliness in the Middle Ages.
  •     coopering-msg       Making and maintaining barrels and kegs.
  •     drying-foods-msg    Drying foods in period and for the SCA.
  •     fd-monks-msg        Food of medieval monks.
  •     hummus-msg          Modern "hummus" dip is not the same as period hummus.
  •     lebkuchen-msg       Period lebkuchen cookies. Recipes.
  •     merch-shoes-msg     Lists and reviews of period-style shoe makers.
  •     pregnancy-msg       Pregnancy in period. Handling it in the SCA.
  •     rabbit-dishes-msg   Period rabbit and hare recipes.
  •     SCA-stories3-msg    SCA stories related from 5/1/96 to 1/1/2009.
  •     shoes-msg           Medieval footwear and SCA imitations.
  •     tongue-msg          Medieval cooking of tongue. Recipes.
  •     Turkey-msg          Period Turkey. Culture. History.
  •     verjuice-msg        Medieval verjuice. Modern substitutions.
  •     warfare-msg         Period warfare.

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