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Persia-msg - 7/22/12


History and culture of period Persia.


NOTE: See also the files: fd-Persia-msg, Middle-East-msg, Islamic-bib, Turkey-msg, fd-Mid-East-msg, ME-revel-fds-art, za-atar-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the individual authors.


Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this time. If information is published from these messages, please give credit to the originator(s).


Thank you,

    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2000 20:10:37 -0500

From: rmhowe <MMagnusM at bellsouth.net>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Embroidery motif question


> Does anyone know a good scholar of 18th century embroidery?  Middle

> Eastern embroidery?


Got a book in ex Design Library, NC state U.


Suggest you review The Traditional Crafts of Persia

Their Development, Technology, and Influence on Eastern and Western

Civilizations, by Hans E. Wulff

MIT Press, Massachusetts Instutute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass

an London England, 1966     LoC # 66-22462


Covers making gold threads among a host of other techniques.

Tremendous amount of technology covered, not always to my satisfaction

though. Leaves you wanting to see the other books referenced, some

in German. Gives a whole lot of Farsi (Persian) terms for everything.

Textiles, a little leather, cloth soled shoes, metals, engineering,

etc are covered.


Magnus - supper's getting cold now.



Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:10:20 -0400

From: Sam Wallace <guillaumedep at gmail.com>

To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org

Subject: [Sca-cooks] 15th Century Travelogues


I found this set of travelogues while digging through Google Books. They

are of a pair of Italians who ventured to Persia, Poland, Russia and

other regions. There is some interesting mention of cuisine and culinary

customs, but not as many details as might be desired. It is worth

digging around in them as these areas did not produce many culinary

works until well after 1600.


Travels to Tana and Persia






Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 03:52:11 -0400

From: Sam Wallace <guillaumedep at gmail.com>

To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org

Subject: [Sca-cooks] Russian and Persian Resources


Here are a couple of resources I found concerning Russia and Persia:


Early voyages and travels to Russia and Persia




Of the Russe Common Wealth






Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 06:55:18 -0400

From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Russian and Persian Resources


Also the full text of the

Russia at the close of the sixteenth century, By Giles Fletcher, Sir  

Jerome Horsey, Jerome Horsey (sir.)

catalogued as:

Russia at the close of the sixteenth century: comprising, the  

treatise "Of the Russe common wealth," by Giles Fletcher : and the  

Travels of Sir Jerome Horsey, now for the first time printed entire  

from his own manuscript.


London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1856.

is available. The plain text edition may be easier for people to  

work from.


19th century Hakluyt Society publications can be searched in Google  

Books fairly easily. Use the Advanced Search feature and enter

Hakluyt Society under publishers. Once the list for 130,000 plus  

titles pops up, click on full view in the left column and the list  

will shorten to 87,000.

Then you can enter more search parameters to narrow the list to  

countries or by time.




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