Stefan's Florilegium Updates for July 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous shares the latest updates to Stefan's Florilegium.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

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

Last month, when I sent that month's article to the mail lists, I mentioned that I was looking for a job as an Electronics Engineer. I want to thank those of you who emailed me and offered support and suggestions and to mention that I started what looks to be a wonderful job at Celestica, designing server computers for IBM, earlier this week. That is one of the reasons I'm a few days late getting this article to the lists.

I'm also looking for someone to act as my representative for the Middle Kingdom. The main thing I need is someone to forward this monthly article to that kingdom's mail list, as it doesn't seem to be getting to that list, since I'm getting bounce messages. I'd actually like to get two volunteers so I have a backup for this.

And lastly, if anyone has any suggestions, comments or criticisms about the Florilegium please feel free to send them to me. Also, if find a bad link in the Florilegium, please let me know. Sometimes a bad link has been there for months, yet if I know about them, I can often fix them the day I'm notified.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past sixteen 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.

For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the overhead costs of keeping the site running.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ANIMALS section:
  • Beekeeping-AS-art - "Beekeeping in Anglo-Saxon/Norman England" by Baroness Morgan of Anglesey.
In the BEVERAGES section:
  • Ale-a-Beer-lnks - Links to info on medieval ales and beers by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
  • Spring-Celeb-lnks - Links to medieval Spring Celebrations by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
In the CHILDREN section:
  • p-rcipes-chld-art - Recipes from Mistress Christianna MacGrain’s pamphlet on period dishes for child cooks.
In the FEASTS section:
  • 14thC-Kitchen-art - "The Fourteenth Century Kitchen - A Guided Tour" by Baroness Minowara Kiritsubo (known as Kiri).
  • high-alt-ckng-msg - Cooking medieval food and feasts at high altitudes.
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
  • stufed-pltry-msg - Period stuffed poultry recipes.
In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:
  • Icelndic-ptry-art - Icelandic Poetry. "The Basics of the Dróttkvætt" by Lord Toki Redbeard.
In the PERSONAL CARE section:
  • Medvl-bathng-lnks - Links to info on medieval bathing by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

Here are just some of the updated files, usually those with the largest amounts of new material:

  • bookbinding-msg - Binding and covering books in period style.
  • fd-Anglo-Saxn-msg - Food of Anglo-Saxon England. References.
  • fd-Byzantine-msg - Food of medieval Byzantine. References.
  • fd-Germany-msg - Medieval and Period German food. Cookbooks.
  • fd-Iceland-msg - Food of medieval Iceland. Recipes.
  • fd-Lw-Cntries-msg - Period food of the Low Countries.
  • fd-New-World-msg - 16th C. food of and from the New World.
  • fd-Poland-msg - Food of period Poland. References.
  • fd-Spain-msg - Food of medieval Spain. Cookbooks.
  • peasants-msg - Peasants in period and SCA. peasant personas
  • writing-inst-msg - Writing instruments other than the quill.

Since many of you will probably be going to Pennsic this coming August, here is a sampling of some of the files in the PENNSIC section:

  • Eatng-Pennsic-art - "Eating in (Period) Style at Pennsic" by Lord Bogdan de la Brasov, CW.
  • Fire-Book-art - Baron Durr's Guide to Safe Fire Use.
  • New-2-Pennsic-msg - Information for those new to Pennsic.
  • Pennsic-Prep-art - "A Newcomer's Guide for Pre-Pennsic Prep" by Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.
  • P-tale-MWIFO-art - Making Wrought Iron from Ore at Pennsic 24. (humorous)


Copyright 2005, 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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