Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2005

THL Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2005.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for the month of November detailing the new files in the Florilegium this month.

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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 ACCESSORIES section:

  • glovs-mittns-lnks: Links to info on medieval gloves and mittens by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the ANIMALS section:

  • falcons-hwks-lnks: Links to info on medieval hunting with hawks and falcons by Dame Aoife Finn.

In the CHIVALRY section:

  • 2Squire-r-Not-art: "To Squire or Not to Squire? That is the question???" by Viscount Sterling, KSCA

In the COMBAT section:

  • p-tourn-styls-lnks: Links to information on medieval tournament styles by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the CRAFTS section:

  • hand-crafts-lnks: Links to info on medieval "Little" arts for idle hands by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:

  • fd-Portugal-msg: Food of medieval Portugal. References.

In the FOOD-MANUSCRIPTS section:

  • Enseignements-art: A translation of a 14th C. German manuscript on preparing meats by Daniel Myers (Doc).

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

  • sauerkraut-msg: Period sauerkraut and pickled cabbage.

In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:

  • Dueling-SCA-art: "Dueling, Rules of the Road" by Viscount Sterling, KSCA

Here is one of the updated files.

  • knighthood-msg: Knighthood in SCA and period.

This is the month of November. In medieval times, the last of the fall harvest was being gathered in and folks were celebrating various harvest and Thanksgiving festivals. Here are a few files connected with this season:

  • butchering-msg: Overview of butchering livestock and game.
  • cider-msg Apple and other ciders. Cider presses.
  • fruit-pies-msg Period fruit pies. Recipes. Baking pies.
  • ham-msg Period ham. Modern sources. Recipes.
  • Ital-Stuffing-art "Stuffing Recipes from 16th Century Italian Cookbooks" by Lady Helewyse de Birkestad.
  • maize-msg Discovery of maize (Indian corn) in the Americas and its introduction to Europe.
  • nuts-msg Nuts, acorns, nut flours in medieval foods.
  • perry-msg A cider made with pear juice.
  • puddings-msg Medieval puddings. Recipes. Custards.
  • turkeys-msg Use of turkeys in Renaissance Europe.


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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