Greetings and a Happy Yule Season to All!
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for December describing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
There is a lot of interesting, good information being passed around on the multitude of SCA oriented mail lists that are out there now. Unfortunately, the number of these lists has grown so large that no one person can read all of them. It seems a shame to have much of this useful information be seen by only a few people or have the same questions get asked and answered over and over. If you are on a public list and an article or good series of messages comes across it that you think others in the SCA community would find interesting, please consider sending it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Unless requested not to, I will give credit to the folks who take the time to do this. And, as always, I strive to make sure the original author gets credit for their work.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past thirteen 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.
A copy of my complete filelist is available in most sections of the website. This filelist or any of my files is also available from me by email in either Word or text formats.
If you find a bad link or other problem with the Florilegium website, please let me know. Once I know about a problem I can usually fix it that day but if no one alerts me to a problem it may be months before I notice it myself.
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.THLord Stefan li Rous
The new files for this month are:
"The Sheep That Changed the Face of Art and History" by Blacksheep.
"Combat Arrow and Bolt Inspection Guidelines" by Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf.
"Knightly Orders of Spain" by Marijah.
"The Joust" by Marijah.
"English Weights and Measures" by Lord Anton de Stoc. Excerpts from a period document.
"Beginning Period Woodworking" by Master Tamlene ap Guidgen, O.L.
Ital-Phrases-art "Useful Italian phrases from Florio" by Lord Anton de Stoc.
Meridian Kingdom A&S Fair feast by Fra Niccolo Difrancesco. 15C Italian.
An Andalusian summer banquet by Giles de Laval.
Using plastic bags to warm pre-cooked foods at SCA events.
"Stuffing Recipes from 16th Century Italian Cookbooks" by Lady Helewyse de Birkestad.
PLANTS, HERBS ABD SPICES:
"Basic List of Herbs" by HL Suzanna the herbalist.
"Medieval Kite Bibliography" by Archer MacRobert.
Since the Yule season is coming up shortly, here are a few of the files which might prove useful during this time:
* Christmas-art - Medieval Christmas.
* gingerbread-msg - Medieval gingerbread. Recipes.
* Jewsh-Holiday-art - "Jewish Holiday Traditions of the Sephardic Peoples" by Lady Sindara Lind Rachael.
* puddings-msg - Medieval puddings. Recipes. Custards.
* Sugarplums-art - "Visions of Sugarplums" by Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds.
* T-H-Dreidel-art - "The Hannukah Dreidel" by Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.
* wassail-msg - Spiced cider and ale drinks. Traditions.
* Xmas-art - "The True Meaning of Xmas".
* Yule-msg - Yule celebrations.
--- Copyright 2002, Mark S. Harris.
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