The Florilegium is a collection of files assembled by The Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous. The information hails from various sources, starting from when Stefan first joined the SCA in 1989. This includes files from various mail lists, posts in various Facebook groups, as well as articles submitted directly to Stefan by their authors. Be aware of “rabbit holes”… many an artisan found more than they were looking for after finding their way to the Florilegium research vaults!
What’s a “Florilegium”? Literally, it means “a gathering of flowers.” Florilegia were collections of choice tidbits (from Ovid, Aristotle, various popes, church scholars, etc), arranged by topic. Typically, a florilegium is huge, encyclopedic, and contains only choice selections from particular works. For example, Ovid’s Metamorphoses would be too long to include in its entirety and might suggest some of the wrong ideas (from a Church viewpoint), so only those works that offer clear exegetic or moralistic examples would likely be included.
Stefan, on the other hand, is interested in the whole of what the SCA has to offer, and is always on the look out for new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to him for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class handouts often work well, and he is especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.
I hope you find these files useful, interesting, amusing – or all three.
Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous (Mark S. Harris)
Here are the new files for this month:
- “The Viking Celebration of Yule” by Elska á Fjárfelli.
- “Boiled – Exploration of the History and Construction of Bentwood Boxes” by THL Alasdair Mac Roibeirt.
- “Visual Typology of Twisted or Plaited Viking Age Rings – Part 1.” by Gæira Aggadóttir.
- “Stick to Your Bones: The Mighty Pottage” by Lady Emelote of Calais.
- “Spectacle and Subtlety (Illusion) Foods)” by Lady Marie Hélène of the New Forest.
- Medieval and modern preserved meats.
- What folks do with site tokens from past SCA events?
- “Scribal Ink Charts” by Honorable Lord Ian the Green.
- “Wool Dyed with Madder” by Lady Ysabel de la Oya.