Italian Lunch Feast Menu & Gulf Wars XXIV Schedule

Menu for our period lunch feast next Friday at Gulf Wars (click here to donate and reserve your space!): Primo servito di Credenza – First service from the side board Insalate di cetriolo – cucumber salad Salciccione cott’in vino – pork sausage poached in wine Duck breast prosciutto Bread and butter Primo et ultimo servito … More Italian Lunch Feast Menu & Gulf Wars XXIV Schedule

Bassetta – A Renaissance Italian Card Game

Bassetta, as researched by Giata Magdalena Alberti Introduction Bassetta, according to Giovanni Florio’s Worlde of Wordes is a card game in Renaissance Italy. Game historians list Bassetta, known as Basset in English and Bassette in French, as the most notorious multi-player gambling pastime of Europe from the 15th to 18th Centuries. It is considered a … More Bassetta – A Renaissance Italian Card Game

Filosofia Cortesana

Introduction In 1587 a tratado entitled “La Filosofia Cortesana Moralizada”, was circulated in Spain. The booklet describes the rules of a board game of the same name, Filosofia Cortesana, created by Alonso de Barros (Feros 2002, Martinez Millan 1996). Akin to the modern game titled “Life” or “Chutes and Ladders”, players use pieces to move … More Filosofia Cortesana

A Beautiful Medieval Mind: Caterina Sforza

When living history participants talk about the medieval mindset what do you think they mean? As a mundane sociologist I have long been fascinated with other mindsets or “points of view”. I have often studied the languages, customs, literature, biographies, and history of a target culture to get an understanding of how they think and … More A Beautiful Medieval Mind: Caterina Sforza

SCA Arts & Sciences Bio for My Persona

Full Name and Title: La Signora Onorata (The Honorable Lady) Giata Magdalena Alberti, OSL Location: Barony of Axemoor (New Orleans, LA) (For more information on the SCA click here.) Personal Bio: Gigi hails from Southern Louisiana and is a social scientist working for the Department of Defense. Her mundane research focus centers on forecasts for social and … More SCA Arts & Sciences Bio for My Persona