Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous has published an update to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2012.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for February 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 have previously sent me an article and it has not appeared in the Florilegium. Sometimes email doesn't arrive, sometimes I just lose track of things, sometimes there are technical problems which with help from the original author can be resolved.

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.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-two 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.

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      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:


  • esential-oils-msg   Using, making and buying essential oils.

In the SCA-INC section:

  • Mvng-Fd-Dish-art    "Moving the Food Dish - Being an officer in an ever-changing Known World" by Master Aaron Swiftrunner, former Society Seneschal.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  • SCA-hist4-msg       Msgs on the history of the SCA until 1/12.

In the TRAVEL section:

  • trvlg-w-shlds-msg   Traveling with shields by commercial transport.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  • coronets-msg        Medieval coronets and crowns. Modern sources
  • crabapples-msg      Period crabapples and their uses.
  • crash-space-msg     'crash-space etiquette' for both the traveler and the crash-space provider.
  • crossbows-msg       Period and SCA crossbows.
  • dayboards-msg       SCA dayboards, middle-of-the-day meals.
  • egg-storage-msg     Period and modern raw egg storage.
  • event-maps-msg      Making maps to SCA events.
  • fd-Iceland-msg      Food of medieval Iceland. Recipes.
  • fried-foods-msg     Medieval fried foods. Recipes.
  • panforte-msg        A medieval Italian, sweetened, spiced dessert bread similar to fruitcake or Lebkuchen.
  • perry-msg           A cider made with pear juice.
  • saffron-msg         Types of saffron. period uses.
  • SCA-hist3-msg       Msgs on the history of the SCA until 12/00.
  • sewing-msg          Sewing ideas and stitches.
  • song-sources-msg    Sources for medieval songs. Book reviews.
  • stews-bruets-msg    Period stews and bruets. Recipes.
  • veils-msg           Period veils. How to wear them.

Copyright 2012, 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