Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir


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Stefan li Rous <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 5 Aug 2009 02:57:48 -0500
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Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

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

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have  
researched a little known subject in our period or you practice a  
little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to  
introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in  
academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few  
have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them  
published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire  
Known World.

I have just heard that the GeoCities free websites are going away. If  
you have such a site with SCA-type files and don't wish to move to the  
pay version, the files that you have worked so hard to produce, may  
make a good addition to the Florilegium. I am in the process of moving  
several articles on tablet weaving by Eve the Just from GeoCities to  
the Florilegium and would be happy to consider more.

My standard policy is that the copyright remains with the author and I  
will accept updates or removal requests at any time. So you don't have  
to wait until you have that "perfect" article. You can update it as  
you learn more. In the meantime, folks can be learning from your paper  
and you might get some good, useful feedback. Even if your article has  
been previously published elsewhere, I'm happy to consider it. Not  
everyone around the Known World has seen your kingdom's A&S issue or  
your local group's newsletter. I'm happy to give credit to the  
publication where an article was first published by adding a notation  
to an article.

Several months ago I added an RSS feed to the Florilegium so readers  
could get ongoing, immediate updates for the Florilegium. This does  
take a fair amount of work each time a file is updated. If you are  
using this feature, please let me know so I know whether to spend the  
time to continue creating it.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past nineteen 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:

I have added an RSS feed for the Florilegium website. If you are  
already reading RSS feeds, please add the Florilegium RSS feed to find  
out when new and updated files as well as new features get added to  
the website. If you are unfamiliar with RSS, or Real Simple  
Syndication, it is a method built into many web browsers, and also  
available as a separate tool, which alerts you when the contents of  
your favorite websites have been changed.

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 especially interested in  
A&S papers.

      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:
In the CHILDREN section:
    SG-SCA-Youth-art    "Survival Guide for an SCA Youth" by Lady
                           Gormlaith Bebbin Kathleen HRothgarsdottir.
In the CLOTHING section:
    dagging-art         "Dag on It!" by THL Giles fitz Alan.
In the DANCE section:
    The-Pavan-art       "A Brief Study of the Pavan" by THL Michaela
                           de La Chesnaye des Bois.
In the (new) EQUESTRIAN section:
    Horse-Barding-art   "Introduction to Horse Barding"
                           by Lady Lyonet Lamoureux.
    Int-Equestran-art   "Introduction to Equestrian Activities in
                           the SCA" by Lady Lyonet Lamoureux.
In the FOOD section:
    DYKIP-Frid-Fd-art   "Did You Know its Period? Part 4: Fried
                           Foods" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
    DYKIP-Sweets-art    "Did You Know its Period? Part 3: Satisfying
                           Your Sweet Tooth" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
In the FOOD-SWEETS section:
    fruitcakes-msg      Period fruitcakes. Recipes.
In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:
    amphoras-msg        Conical clay storage containers used in
                           Classical times and into the Middle Ages.
In the PEOPLE AND PLACES section:
    Machiavelli-art     "On Niccolò Machiavelli and His Tradition"
                           by James Northfolke.

Here are the updated files for this month:
    apples-msg          Period apples and apple recipes.
    armorers-lst        List of and reviews of SCA armorers.
    basketweaving-msg   Medieval basketweaving.
    beverages-NA-msg    Non-alcoholic beverages.
    brd-manchets-msg    Small bread loaves of the finest white flour.
    camp-showers-msg    Camp shower ideas for outside SCA events.
    canning-msg         Use of canning in the SCA. Directions.
    dance-msg           SCA and period dancing.
    dayboards-msg       SCA dayboards, middle-of-the-day meals.
    Middle-hist-msg     Histories of the Middle Kingdom.
    pregnancy-msg       Pregnancy in period. Handling it in the SCA.
    puddings-msg        Medieval puddings. Recipes. Custards.
    rec-tim-pray-msg    Period recipes using prayers for timing.
    sauerkraut-msg      Period sauerkraut and pickled cabbage.
Copyright 2009, 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          [log in to unmask]
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: ****