Welcome to Lady Tauna AElswith's Medieval SourcesThis is the information I have gathered over the years from the SCA, Markland Medieval Militia and Academic sources. I don't do alot of this anymore but if you have anything to add or any corrections, I'd be happy to hear from you!
One area of interest for me is cooking. I have a bunch of recipes that I have used over the years for feasts, which have come from Medieval sources. They are presented in original form, direct translations and useful modern recipes.
The Byzantine World
My favorite area of the medieval world is the Byzantine Empire. Actually they called themselves the Rhomanoi, or citizens of the continuing Roman Empire.
Medieval Middle Eastern interests
There is an active group of Drummers, Dancers, Storytellers and Middle Eastern Enthusiasts all over the SCA. The al-mustarib is the newsletter, run by Baron Dur ish Jabal.
If these things interest you, there are at least two groups who can help you enjoy the Middle Ages. The SCA is a group that re-creates various aspects of the Middle Ages, through Arts, Crafts and Simulated Combats.
There are a couple of web pages for the SCA:
Every year 9,000+ people gather at Cooper's Lake Campground. Newcomers need to be prepared, so read the Rialto (rec.org.sca) starting in May. Also read Humor List for a tongue in cheek look at what you can expect.
Markland Medieval Militia is a similar group that focuses more closely on military areas with rec and frat fighting and battle re-enactments. It is centered on the East Coast from PA to SC.
For a look at humerous Medieval Movies
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Author: Black Tauna