Stefan's Florilegium Files for February 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted addition to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2006.

Greetings to Gentles across the Known World,

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

I will be at the upcoming Gulf Wars event again this year and along with my oft-repeated hands-on pewter casting class using carved soapstone molds (see the casting-msg file), I will be teaching a class about the Florilegium. I will be camping with my home barony and would welcome folks coming by to say hello.

As always, I'm interested in considering any articles on the SCA or our period of study for the Florilegium. These can range from short articles written for local newsletters to A&S documentation or class handouts which will stand alone without the exhibit or the class, to Compleat Anachronists to Master's Thesises. Papers written for A&S contests are especially good. The copyright remains with the author and I accept updates as you learn more.

If you are the editor of an SCA newsletter and would like to get a monthly copy of this article several weeks in advance for publishing in your newsletter, please email me for details.



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 EDUCATION section:

  • Hist-English-lnks - Links to info on the history of the English language by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the FEASTS section:

  • Servng-Roylty-art - "When Royalty Graces Your Head Table" by Dame Alys Katharine, O.L., O.P.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  • Turkeys-a-GB-art - "On Turkeys and Great Birds" by Johnnae llyn Lewis.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

  • hais-msg - A medieval, Middle East sweet made of dates, bread crumbs, ground nuts, and sugar.

In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:

    jugs-pitchrs-lnks - Links to info on medieval and Ren. Jugs and Pitchers by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the PERIOD-THOUGHT section:

  • Pr-Mod-Soc-Mv-art - "Pre-Modern Social Movements: A Research Note" by Baron Hrolf Herjolfssen.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

  • medvl-libres-lnks - Links to info on medieval libraries by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • desserts-msg - Medieval and SCA dessert recipes. Sweets.
  • horseradish-msg - Period use of horseradish. Recipes.
  • hotel-events-msg - Holding SCA events in hotels. Suggestions.
  • insect-prtctn-msg - Insect repellants and protection.
  • maize-msg - Discovery of maize (Indian corn) in the Americas and its introduction to Europe.
  • organ-meats-msg - Period cooking of organ meats.
  • polenta-msg - Period polenta. Wheat and maize polenta.


Copyright 2006, 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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