[Ansteorra] Re: Pirates, Privateers, etc

Beth Ellis killian at awesomenet.net
Tue Sep 13 20:10:33 PDT 2005

> For Society members, most of the world, and all of the centuries prior to 
> the 17th, can serve as a source for personal research.

> As for me, I'd like to see some Pechneg, Thracians, Macedonians, 
> Illyrians, Bythinians, Carians, Phrygians, Armenians, Lydians, Galatians, 
> Paphlagonians, Lycians, Syrians, Cilicians, Misians, or Cappadocians 
> personas.
> Mistress Xene Theriane
> 11th century Romaioi from Thessaloniki

Thank you Mistress Xene, for pointing out that the governing documents of 
the SCA do not contain an early period cut-off (or geographic cut off for 
that matter), despite what may be commonly believed.  While the governing 
documents of the SCA do indicate that  the preferred focus of the SCA is the 
European Middle Ages and Renaissance, they also clearly state that the SCA 
is not restricted specifically to that locale or to those time periods.  In 
addition to the passages that you've indicated, the governing documents also 
state that no branch may restrict itself to a specific time and place 
because that would interfere with the rights of it's members to develop 
interests in other times and places.  As a person with "early" interests, I 
am tired of being told that I and others who share similar interests 
(including those who focus on non-European cultures) do not fit into the 
SCA.  Of course we do.

Mistress Corrinne Elizabeth Drake
archaeological textile maven (and the earlier those textiles are, the 

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