Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2012.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for September 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.

I am adding the direct links to the new files mentioned this month. Please let me know if you find this useful.

By orders of the Society Chronicler, this article may not be published in SCA publications without removing the links to the site, which I will not allow in order to allow readers to easily find the files mentioned. So, as much as it distresses me, this article may not be published in SCA publications until further notice but please feel free to republish it in non-SCA publications.

Thanks,
Stefan

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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 florilegium.org

Here are the new files for this month:

In the FEASTS section:

In the NEWCOMERS section:

In the PLANTS, HERBS AND SPICES section:


Here are the updated files for this month.

  • Dog-Ball-msg        A sport played in standard SCA armor and polearms, based on a game in the movie "Blood of Heroes".
  • spices-msg          Info. on spices, sources for spices.
  • p-tableware-msg     Period tableware. Period references
  • tents-weather-msg   Various tent styles in bad weather.
  • textiles-msg        Medieval cloth. Silks, wool, cotton, linen.
  • tourn-ideas-msg     Ideas for SCA tournaments.
  • travel-foods-msg    Period travel foods.
  • utensils-msg        Utensils, plates, trenchers, cast iron pots.

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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.

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THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
   Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous@austin.rr.com

In case anyone's curious...

Stefan wrote:

By orders of the Society Chronicler, this article may not be published in SCA publications without removing the links to the site, which I will not allow in order to allow readers to easily find the files mentioned. So, as much as it distresses me, this article may not be published in SCA publications until further notice but please feel free to republish it in non-SCA publications.

This doesn't affect SCAtoday.net, because we are not an official SCA-sponsored publication (viz., the slogan under our logo and the disclaimer in our footers). We retain Stefan's link, although we move it into our standard related-links formatted list.

Justin