ANST - Stefan's files for September

Mark.S Harris rsve60 at
Mon Aug 17 17:25:09 PDT 1998


Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for September.

I am always looking for more good articles to add to the Florilegium if
you have written one that would be of interest to others in the Known World.

If there are any editors who would like to be added to my editor list and
recieve this monthly article on the fifth of the month, please send me
email giving your name, email address, group and newsletter name.

Stefan li Rous

A Blending of the Past and Present       

Over the past eight 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.

Florilegium - (literally, "a gathering of flowers").  In medieval times, 
Florilegia were collections of choice tidbits (from Ovid, Aristotle, various 
popes, church scholars, etc.) arranged topically. Typically, a florilegium is 
huge, encyclopedic, and contains only choice selections from particular works.

Those of you who have World-Wide-Web (WWW) access can get these files at:

A copy of my complete filelist is available in the Important Stuff section
of the website. This filelist or any of my files is also available from me
by email in either Word 6.0 or text formats.

Please be aware that sometimes there is a delay between my announcement of
a new file and it’s becoming available at the website.

    Ld. Stefan li Rous   (512)892-0036    stefan at
    Ansteorra                             RSVE60 at

Here are the new files for this month:

butch-goat-art       "Butchering a Live Goat, for (and by) 
                        Beginners" by Charles McCathieNevile.
Charlemagne-art      "Charlemagne" by Jan van Seist. (humor)
golf-msg             Medieval golf. History of golf.
Inven-Charle-man     Inventory of Charlemange’s estates.
Incept-Master-art    "On the Inception of a University Master" 
                        by Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester.
lea-bladders-msg     Tanning, cleaning, dressing animal bladders. 
lim-foc-evnts-art    "Narrowing the Focus:  A Different Kind of Event"
                        by Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester.
N-drink-trad-art     "Norse Drinking Traditions" by Gunnora Hallakarva.
p-tableware-msg      Period tableware. Period referances
rabbit-dishes-msg    Period rabbit and hare recipes.
Roses-a-Sugar-art    "Divers Pretty Things Made Of Roses & Sugar" 
                        by Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds.
swordsmiths-msg      Reviews and contact info. for swordsmiths.
teenagers-msg        Period and SCA teenagers. SCA activities.
wood-bending-msg     Period and modern methods for bending wood.

Here are some of the files that have had substantial additions this past month:

almond-milk-msg      Making almond milk. Recipes. Deskinning nuts
dairy-prod-msg       Dairy products. milk, butter, curds, cream.
feast-menus-msg      Feast menus from various SCA feasts.
Italy-msg            Italian culture, families. Medieval P.o.I.
leather-dyeing-msg   Dyeing and painting leather.
meat-pies-msg        Period meat pies. Recipes.
rice-grains-msg      Medieval rice and grains. Recipes. Cooking.
root-veg-msg         Medieval and period root vegetables.
sealing-wax-msg      Sealing wax sources, how to make and use.
sugar-msg            Sugar and other medieval sweeteners.
sugar-paste-msg      Making sugar paste sotelties.
vanity-plates-msg    SCA vanity auto license plates.
Copyright 1998, Mark S. Harris, 5628 Wagon Train Rd. Austin TX  78749.
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 reformating is allowed.

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