ANST-Announce - Stefan's files for February

Stefan li Rous stefan at
Wed Jan 26 21:51:31 PST 2000

Greetings to those across the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for February.

We are currently making changes to the Florilegium website and hopefully
we will be adding some features that will make it easier to use. Please feel
free to send me any comments, suggestions or criticisms that you might


A Blending of the Past and Present       

Over the past ten years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting
bits of 
useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles
to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to
I have placed this information in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

The Florilegium website now has a new address. It is:
The old address will work for at least another few months.

Files that are new or have been updated are indicated by a special marker
in the filelists at the website. In addition, the file -updated-files is
a listing of these files in chronological order.

A copy of my complete filelist is available in most sections of the
This filelist or any of my files is also available from me by email in
Word 6.0 or text formats.

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.

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

The new files for this month are:

under COMBAT:
   pottery-wepns-msg   Period use of pottery in weapons.
   Mongl-Mission-art   "Mission to the Mongols" by Bojegei (Kate 
                          Bercaw). Period comments about Mongols.
   Turkey-msg          Period Turkey. Culture. History.
under CRAFTS:
   soapmaking-msg      Period and modern soapmaking techniques.
under FOOD:
   artichokes-msg      Period artichokes. Recipes. Cardoons.
   cabbages-msg        Period cabbages. Broccoli, Cauliflower, 
                          Brussel Sprouts. Recipes.
   food-seasons-msg    When various foods were in season.
   Scotch-Eggs-msg     Fried sausage-wrapped hard-boiled eggs.
   fd-Hungary-msg      Food of period Hungary.
   marmalades-msg      Period marmalades and fruit jellies and jams
   angelica-mag        Period use of Angelica. Recipes.
   Cinnamon-Vari-art   "Cinnamon Varieties" by Francesco Sirene.
   malt-msg            Period use of malted grain. Modern sources.
   spice-mixes-msg     Period spice mixtures. Poudre Forte, Douce.
   sumac-msg           Period uses of sumac. Identiying it.
   Confrontation-art   "Gunnora's Rules for Confrontation" 
                          by Mistress Gunnora Harakarva.

Here are a few of the files which have had significant additions:
bev-distilled-msg      Medieval distilled beverages. Distilling.
bread-msg              Medieval breads and grains.
broths-msg             Broths in period recipes. Substitutions.
buildings-msg          Medieval building construction.
child-stories-msg      Stories of SCA children.
clothing-books-msg     Book reviews, bibliographies and pattern sources.
eggs-msg               Egg storage. Recipes. Substitutions.
exotic-meats-msg       Period and SCA exotic meats. Swans, ostrich, 
                          eels, peacocks, crawfish, dormice, snails
fd-Ireland-msg         Medieval Irish food. referances. recipes.
fd-Spain-msg           Food of medieval Spain. Cookbooks.
fowls-a-birds-msg      Period fowls and birds. Period Chickens.
herbs-msg              Herbs used in period and how they were used.
                                       Modern sources.
ivory-msg              Ivory carving. ivory substitutes.
meat-pies-msg          Period meat pies. Recipes.
museums-msg            Experiences in museums by SCA people.
nuns-msg               Period nuns.
pickled-food-msg       Medieval pickled food. recipes.
placenames-msg         Origins and meanings of SCA placenames.
pysanky-eggs-msg       Painted and dyed eggs of eastern Europe.
rice-grains-msg        Medieval rice and grains. Recipes. Cooking.
spices-msg             Info. on spices, sources for spices.
sugar-msg              Sugar and other medieval sweeteners.
Copyright 2000, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if
contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication.
Notification may be by email and reformating is allowed.

Lord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris             Austin, Texas           stefan at
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