Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,
Here is a copy of my monthly Florilegium article for August,
detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
As you can see there are a number of new, interesting articles this
month. This is because folks have taken the time to email me copies
of articles, class handouts or A&S documentation they have written.
You don't have to be a Peer to write an article which other folks can
learn from. And an article doesn't have to be "perfect" for others to
learn from it. The depth of knowledge in our Society is way too deep
for anyone to be an expert in all of it.
We can best learn and improve what we do as a group and as
individuals by standing on each others shoulders and lifting each
other up. As part of this, I allow, nay, encourage folks to update
and improve an article they submitted at any time. If you see an
article or paper somewhere that you think others would like to read,
please encourage the author to send me a copy for possible inclusion
in the Florilegium.
I know many people are off at Pennsic right now and that there are
over a thousand different classes taught there. But many people, such
as myself this year, don't get a chance to attend. I encourage any
teachers who produced handouts for their Pennsic classes to consider
sending me an electronic copy when they return and read this message.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past eighteen 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 collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
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. A&S documentation
and class handouts will also often work out well.
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
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the BEVERAGES section:
12-Step-Mead-art "The Twelve Step Method to Making Mead"
by Master Rurik Petrovitch Stoianov.
bev-labels-art "How to Make Labels (and What to Put on
Them)" by Freiherr Johann von
Drachenfels, OL, OP.
Non-Alco-Drks-art "Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Period" by Count
Gunthar Jonsson, OL, KSCA.
In the CHIVALRY section:
Squires-n-CMA-art "Recreating the Position of Squire in These
Current Middle Ages" by Master Rurik
Petrovitch Stoianov O.L., O.Pel.
In the COMBAT section:
Tourney-Fence-art "A Proper Tournament Fence" by Sir Dafydd ap
In the FOOD-BOOKS section:
Concordance-msg Reviews and comments on the "Concordance of
In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:
Five-Miracles-art "Five Miracles of Storytelling" by THL
In the PERSONAL CARE section:
Hand-Lotion-art "A Lotion Recipe from Late Period England"
by Lady Rebecca the Contrary.
In the PLANTS, HERBS AND SPICES section:
Birch-Tre-sap-msg Use of Birch Tree sap in period and post-
period in medicine and in beverages.
In the SCA-DOCIOLOGY section:
Qual-f-Peerag-art "Some Thoughts on the Qualifications for the
Peerage" by Wiglaf Wilfriding, KSCA, OL.
Here are just a few of the updated files this month.
event-maps-msg Making maps to SCA events.
hollopotrida-msg Period holopotrida recipes. Stews with a
very wide variety of ingredients.
magic-moments-msg "Magic moments" experienced in the SCA.
Middle-hist-msg Histories of the Middle Kingdom.
p-fd-coloring-msg Period food colorings.
pottery-msg Medieval pottery, kilns. modern equivalents.
religon-msg Different medieval religions.
SCA-awards-msg Comments about the SCA award system.
table-manners-msg Period table manners.
tarts-msg Period small, open-topped, shallow pies.
The-Peerage-msg Thoughts on the SCA Peerage and Peers.
woodcuts-msg Woodcuts. printing with carved wood.
Copyright 2008, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related
publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left
unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit
the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article
introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact
info are retained.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
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**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****