A page from the Zibaldone da Venice, a 14th-century hodgepodge. (Image: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) ONE DAY IN VENICE, SOMETIME near the end of the 14th century, a busy merchant found himself with a few spare moments. Maybe it was a slow day at the docks, or he arrived home too early for dinner. … More Zibaldone – A 14th Century Tumblr?
The Ca’ d’Oro Salon is a department at Gulf Wars, a reenactment event held annually, where we gather, socialize, and learn about post 13th-century arts & sciences in the atmosphere of a 15th-century Italian Salon where artists, poets, musicians, philosophers, nobility, and courtiers would have gathered to pass the time. Gulf Wars XXVI of 2017 was … More Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars
Last year at Pennsic I got hooked on the idea of replacing our modern Coleman cooler with a wooden box in the style of an historical box from the 14th C. I chose this box from the Victoria and Albert Musuem as a reasonable size for our needs. Historically, this was a ‘grain ark’, that […] … More An historical cooler box — Silverforge Portfolio
“Agosto” è uno degli affreschi del Salone dei Mesi di Palazzo Schifanoia a Ferrara. È databile al 1468-1470 circa ed è attribuito a Cosmè Tura e al Maestro di Ercole. Durante la seconda metà del XV secolo la veste femminile aveva vita stretta che creava un’elegante gioco tra un corpetto stretto, che evidenzia le forme, […] … More Feminine dress of the 15th century: Ferrara
My request to attend Terra del Sole has been approved! I wanted to write about my preparation for this event and share all my research into the quattrocento with you. I am attempting to write in both English and Italian so I can share this with the group that is hosting me, La Sparvieri. Let … More Terra del Sole 1387AD – Preparation!
Heather Dale is coming to New Orleans for a house concert on June 4 at 7:00 PM! I am proud to be the host for her NOLA visit. The band has activated their donations link! Submit your donation to reserve a spot ahead of time here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2558733 To secure your seat you can contact me … More Heather Dale New Orleans Concert
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La Bella Donna Historical Apothecary will have several pre 17th century products for sale at Gulf Wars XXV!! … More La Bella Donna Historical Apothecary at Gulf Wars XXV
Fortress of Castrocaro (Terme e Terra del Sole, Via Fortezza, 2 – Read More) In the heart of Emilia-Romagna, where the river flows slowly in the valley between the slopes of the foothills of the Apennines, there is bedrock on which, for over a thousand years, stands the Fortress of Castrocaro. This singular and accentuated … More Fortress of Castrocaro
On Sunday, April 5, 2015 this was posted on one of my favorite SCA blogs. Since it has to do with persona play I thought I’d reblog it here for you. You can read the original post on Alys’ blog here http://alysprojects.blogspot.com/2015/04/writ-of-execution-for-fergus-macrae.html?m=1 Writ of Execution for Fergus MacRae Several weeks ago I was going about … More Alys’ SCA Persona Schtick