So, you want to have a Byzantine persona? Welcome to the ranks of the mysterious medieval orient. This, and more, are going to become a page here on my site shortly *points up to links*, I just need to find time to sit down and do it. Until then, I feel the information I am … Continue reading Smashing the idea of the “Byzantine Period.”
Coming soon to a mailbox near you! If you don't have a subscription, I will post an update as soon as the stock clerk has them available on the SCA website. I plan to also purchase additional copies aside from my author copies, and have them available at Birka. I know I haven't been posting … Continue reading My Compleat Anachronist is out!
Yet another find of women's bones in a Norse gravesite, and the media blows up that she was a a fierce, Viking warrior before the archaeologists get her in the lab. It seems like modern men and women, dazzled by the success of Vikings, really want to grasp at anything that comes across questionable websites … Continue reading Women in the Middle Ages were badass, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to keeping the page afloat! We are all set and ready to go for another year. And now the good stuff: Now that my crazy non-SCA costuming conventions and fun stuff are behind me, I can ease myself back from my Byzan-cation and start getting back to research. It's … Continue reading Thank you, and an update!
It's occurred to me that I have never actually posted these. I swear there's a Fourth Law I just came up with recently, but it escapes me. Anna's 1st Law: If at first it doesn't fit, fold the fabric another way until it does. Anna's 2nd Law: Measure over 9000 times, because you can only … Continue reading Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina’s Laws of the Conservation of Fabric
Sorry this took a bit, I was hoping to get a few more, but this is a good start. I think I did myself, and everybody, a great disservice by saying I would help with general medieval information. I sat here and derped pretty hard, so, for future questions, please keep them limited to Roman/Byzantine … Continue reading The First Round of “Ask Me Anything” Answers!
So, while I'm taking a short break from heavy SCA sewing and research, I want everybody to help me keep my brain ticking. Every week, or however often I get questions, I'm going to have a question/answer column here on my blog. Feel free to ask me anything about Roman and Byzantine history, textiles, clothing, … Continue reading Ask me anything!