Stefan's Florilegium Updates for December

THL Stefan li Rous has updated Stefan's Florilegium for December 2004.

Greetings to the Gentles across the Known World,

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

I'm always looking for neat, useful articles, bibliographies or even class handouts or A&S documentation that would be useful to folks around the Known World. If you know of any, please contact me. The copyright stays with the author. I just want to get these items out where interested folks can make use of them.

Also, to help cover the overhead of running the Florilegium site I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of the site. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this. If you prefer not to use PayPal, contact me by email and we can arrange something else. The Florilegium doesn't count as a non-profit in the government's eyes, so your donation is not tax deductible, but I appreciate it and if you've found the Florilegium to be useful or interesting through the years, this is one way to help it continue to do so.



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:

holiday-gifts-lnks - Links to medieval holiday gifts by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the CRAFTS section:
Tool-Making-art - "Tool Making" by Master Tamlene ap Guidgen, O.L. A class handout on making tools.

In the FOODS-BY-REGION section:
ME-revel-fds-art - Medieval Middle Eastern foods suitable for a revel or buffet w. recipes by Anahita.

In the TEXTILE-ARTS section:
sprang-bib - Annotated bibliography on the art of sprang weaving by Medb ingen Dungaile.

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.
  • birds-recipes-msg - Bird recipes. Squabs, pheasants, quail.
  • blood-dishes-msg - Use of blood in period foods. Recipes.
  • exotic-meats-msg - Period and SCA exotic meats. Swans, ostrich, crawfish, dormice, cat.
  • horse-recipes-msg - Period horse recipes. References.
  • illusion-fds-msg - Medieval illusion foods. Diguised food.
  • lamb-mutton-msg - Medieval lamb and mutton. Recipes.
  • meat-smoked-msg - Medieval smoked meats. Smoking meats.
  • organ-meats-msg - Period cooking of organ meats.
  • rabbit-dishes-msg - Period rabbit and hare recipes.
  • salmon-msg - Period use of Salmon. Recipes.

Here are a couple of files to help celebrate the holiday season:

  • 12th-nite-msg - 12th Night celebrations.
  • St-Nicholas-art - Article on the St. Nicholas traditions.
  • Sugarplums-art - "Visions of Sugarplums" by Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds.
  • toys-msg - Period and SCA toys.
  • Toys-in-th-MA-art - "Toys in the Middle Ages" By Lady Margritte of Ravenscroft.
  • wassail-msg - Spiced cider and ale drinks. Traditions.
  • Xmas-art - "The True Meaning of Xmas".
  • Yule-msg - Yule celebrations.


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