Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to the Florilegium for October 2004.

Greetings to gentles across the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for October, detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

I am always looking for new material for the Florilegium. If you have written an article for a local newsletter, or created a class handout or some A&S documentation which will stand alone without the class or A&S object, please consider sending a copy for the Florilegium. This is one way to share what you have done with the rest of the Known World and this way your effort goes further and everyone benefits.

If you are an editor and would like to get on my list to get a copy of this article several weeks in advance so you can meet your publication deadlines, please contact me. I also have a version formated just for web publication.


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.

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

One of my prime concerns currently is to update all files to the new format which includes several new features such as making links "pickable" and some disguising of all email addresses to make it harder for the spammer's programs to harvest email addresses from this site. I support the execution of any convicted spammer. Yes, I am modifying all 1800+ files as fast as I can. This means that while I will continue to add new files each month, the usual amount will be reduced. However, as I update the files to the new format, I am adding any information I have waiting to go in a file, so there will be more updated files. Please let me know if you like the new format or have any suggestions.

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ANIMALS section:
horses-lnks - Links on medieval and SCA horses by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the COMBAT section:
Women-Warriors-art - "Women Warriors: Myth or Reality?" by Mistress Siobhan ni Seaghdha.

In the CRAFTS section:
tools-lnks - Links on medieval tools by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the PERSONAL CARE section:
Hist-of-Soap-art - "What no Soap?" by Lord Xaviar the Eccentric.

In the RELIGION section:
nuns-a-monks-lnks - Links to medieval holy orders by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon. Nuns. Monks.

Here are just a some of the updated files, usually those with the largest amounts of new material:
cl-Germany-msg - Clothing of Medieval Germany.
cl-Wales-msg - Clothing of medieval Wales. Resources.
coins-msg - Period coins, making coins.
commerce-msg - Commerce and trade in period.
cotehardies-msg - Making 13th century cotehardies.
feast-menus-msg - Feast menus from various SCA feasts.
merch-books-msg - Directory and reviews of book merchants.
merchanting-msg - Merchanting in the SCA.
p-spice-trade-msg - The period spice trade. Routes, methods.
salt-msg - Medieval salt production and use.
underwear-msg - What to wear under garb. SCA and period.

Here are a few files which are appropriate for October:
Halloween-art - "Halloween, Medieval Style" by Lady Muireann ni Riordain (Jessica Wilbur).
gourds-msg - Gourds, pumpkins, squash. Recipes.
maize-msg - Discovery of maize (Indian corn) in the Americas and its introduction to Europe.

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