This is my Florilegium article for March 2017


A Blending of the Past and Present


Over the past twenty-seven years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists, facebook groups, and articles whose authors have given me permission to publish. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.


The Florilegium is on the web at:


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. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work well. I am especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.


If you see someone's A&S documentation or perhaps an article in a local newsletter that you think deserves a wider audience, please let me know. I won't publish anything without the author's permission, but many authors are too reserved to send me their articles on their own.


THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at


Here are the new files for this month:

In the CLOTHING section:

cl-Germany-bib "German Clothing Bibliography" by Meisterin Felicity Fluβmüllnerin.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

Playing-Cards-art "Some 15th Century Playing Cards" by Claricia filia Wilelmi dapiferi.

In the FOOD-BREADS section:

Eat-Brioche-art "Let Them Eat Brioche" by Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

Pulled-Sugar-art "A History of Pulled Sugar Sweets" by Countess Bethony Gaitskell.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

Stufd-Turnips-art "Stuffed Turnips or How to Make a Pudding in a Turnep Root" by Baroness Lucia de Enzinas.

In the (new) MEDIEVAL EVENTS section:

Nat-Disastrs-art "Natural Disasters of the Middle Ages" by THLady Lorraine Devereaux.

In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:

QG-Sonnets-art "Sonnets - a quick guide" by mistress

katherine kerr.

In the SCA-CAMPING section:

Camping-Sink-art "Camp Sink" Lord Gregor Reinhardt von Holstein and Baroness Genoveva von Lübeck.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

Ode-to-1994-art "BoD Shuffled Their Books" by Baron Karl Faustus von Aachen. (the SCA in 1994).


Updated files:

galangale-msg Period use of the spice galangale.

helmets-msg Helmets. SCA and period.

honey-msg Period use of honey. Honey sources.

Iceland-msg History and culture of Iceland.

knit-stockngs-msg Period knit stockings.

p-feasts-msg General comments about period feasts.

P-history-msg Pennsic history.

sauces-msg Period sauces. Sauce recipes.

salmon-msg Period use of Salmon. Recipes.

Spain-msg Medieval Spain. Info. sources.

sugar-sources-msg Modern sugar sources. Sugar types.


Copyright 2017, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed.  The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.