Stefan's Florilegium Files for July

Stefan is working hard to convert all 1800 of the Florilegium files to a new data format, but still found time to add a number of new items this month.

Stefan writes:

Greetings to those across the Known World,

Here is the July copy of my monthly article detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

Please remember if you see an interesting article that would make a good addition to the Florilegium to send a copy with the author's contact info or to have the author send a copy themselves.

My main effort at this point is to convert all the Florilegium files to the new format. Yes, all 1800+ of them. But I will still be adding some new files each month. Please let me know if you like the new format or if you have any suggestions to improve it or the site.

If you are a newsletter editor and would like to get a copy of this monthly article several weeks in advance in order to meet your deadlines, please contact me.

If any of you are going to Pennsic this year, please feel free to stop by my encampment with SPCA down by the lake in section W10 to discuss the Florilegium or anything else.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past fourteen 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 series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

The Florilegium is on the web at:

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. Contact me for more details.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

In the FEASTS section:
French-Tbl-Srv-art An example of French table service translated by Angharad ferch Iorwerth.

In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:
blast-horns-art "Where is the Horn That Was Blowing?" by Lord Dyfn ap Meurig. (hunting horns)

In the PERSONAL-CARE section:
Medieval-Hair-lnks Links to medieval hair and headresses by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the TRAVEL section:
On-the-Road-art "On the Road ­ Medieval Style" by Master Sir Connor MacAufflie FitzJames and Mistress Siobhan ni Seaghdha.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:
writing-inst-msg Writing instruments other than the quill.

In the PLANTS section:
seaweed-msg - Use of seaweed as food and for other uses.

And this month¹s updated files include:
garlic-msg - Medieval use of garlic. Garlic storage.
P-history-msg - Pennsic history.
potted-foods-msg - Cooked foods put in pots and sealed w. fat.
sewing-tools-msg - Medieval sewing tools, needles, thimbles.
Sicily-msg - Period Sicily. Culture, history, food.
tarts-msg - Period small, open-topped, shallow pies.
turnips-msg - Turnips in period. Recipes.

And for those going to Pennsic, take a look at the files in the PENNSIC and SCA-CAMPING sections for some interesting stories and history about the event and some good info about how to manage the camping at such an the event, especially if this is your first Pennsic.


Copyright 2004, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.


THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas

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