Stefan Offers New Entries to the Florilegium for May 2003

The Honoraable Lord Stefan li Rous has added new content to his Florilegium. Greetings,

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

In early April my hard disk decided to distroy itself. Unfortunately, since the last full backup I had made was in early 2000, I'm still trying to put back together what I can from various places. If you have sent me an article for inclusion in the Florilegium, please send it to me again. There were a number of articles which I had not gotten around to editing and getting online which I would still like to add to the Florilegium.

If you haven't backed up your hard disk recently, learn from my mistake, and make a copy of the information on it in the near future.

Also, please remember the Florilegium Tile Project coming up in June at the War of the Lilies in June, at Pennsic in August and at the Knowne World A&S Collegium in September. This is open to all folks whether you will be attending one of these events or not. For more details see this webpage: For those interested there has also been a maillist set up for those interested in this project to exchange ideas and referance material and to give suggestions to the project staff:

Since this is a Known World wide project and will be at three large SCA events, I need volunteers to help me with this project. I need coordinators for each of the three events. I would also like to have a coordinator for each SCA kingdom. And I will need volunteers at each event to check in tiles, help set things up, etc.

(So, what kind of tile are you going to make for the Florilegium Tile Project?)


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:

In the COMBAT section:
armor-stands-msg - Making armor stands to hold armor.

In the FOOD section:
tarts-msg - Small, open-topped, shallow pies.

E-Arab-recip-art - Selected early Arab recipes prior to the 13th Century by Anahita.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:
lettuce-msg - Lettuce in period. Recipes.

In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:
rugs-msg - Period rugs and carpets.

In the PERIOD-THOUGHT section:
Feudalism-art - "The Origins of Fuedalism" by Baron Hrolf Herjolffsen OP.

updated files:

bag-cooking-msg - Using plastic bags to warm pre-cooked foods at SCA events.
cheesecake-msg - Medieval cheesecake. recipes.
child-books-msg - Children's Medieval and Ren. history books.
cooks-clothng-msg - Period and SCA cooks clothing.
food-sources-msg - Modern sources for unusual medieval meats and other foods.
gums-resins-msg - Period use of plant resins. Myrrh, mastic, frankincense, camphor.
languages-msg - Sources for learning Anglo-Saxon, Latin.
museums-msg - Experiences in museums by SCA people.
p-herbals-msg - Period herb books. Modern editions.
p-tableware-msg - Period tableware. Referances.
tablecloths-msg - Period tablecloths. SCA feast tablecloths.


Copyright 2003, Mark S. Harris.

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