Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2012.

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.

My career is taking an increasing amount of my time so I have less time to devote to maintaining the Florilegium. My health is also declining. So I am looking for one or more people who would like to help me with collecting messages and articles, editing and maintaining the site, perhaps even to keep it going after I am no longer to do so. If you might be interested, please contact me.

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:

In the ARCHERY section:

  •     Scotsh-Archrs-art   "Scottish Archers? Really?" by Lord Mungo Napier.

In the BEVERAGES section:

  •     Cordials-art        "Cordials, Brewing, and Vinting – using herbs and spices" by Lord William Ismeade

In the CLOTHING section:

  •     cl-Japan-msg        Clothing of medieval Japan.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

  •     Candy-Making-art    "The art of Candymaking: a brief introduction" by Lady Caterine de Vantier.

In the NEWCOMERS section:

  •     Houses-Guilds-art   "On Households, Guilds etc in the SCA" by Lord Ian the Green.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •     child-stories-msg   Stories of SCA children.
  •     cinnamon-msg        Period cinnamon. Types of cinnamon.
  •     cl-Scotland-msg     Clothing of Scotland. folding of kilts.
  •     clocks-msg          Medieval clocks and concepts of time.
  •     dates-msg           Period date fruits. Recipes.

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