<html> <head> <TITLE>Newsletter -- Summer, AS XLIII (2008)</TITLE> </HEAD> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.goldschp.net/SIG/slavic.ico"> <body> <CENTER><IMG SRC = "masthead.gif"> <H4>Summer AS XLIII (2008)<BR> Volume XIII, Issue 4 (#50)</H4> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> </CENTER> <h2>From the Nachalnik </h2> <p>It's of course almost time for Pennsic (between the late arrival of the Summer newsletter and the earlier date of War now, many of you will get this as you are packing up to go). For those who will be at War, I have included the annual survey of Slavic-themed classes and want to especially remind you about the SIG gathering, which is always a great deal of fun. It's a little early this year, so remember the coffee! </p> <p>Those of us who will not be there will welcome your stories, so please consider sending contributions in for the Fall <em>Slovo </em> (deadline: October 1). Whether attending a class inspires you to write an article or a poem, or you just want to share a story of something wonderful you experienced, please consider submitting. As I never tire of saying, we are always looking for material. </p> <p>On a related note, after the Slavic University event last Winter, there were a number of people who expressed an interest in attempting it again. However, the enthusiasm appears to have petered out. I'd still like to see it happen, whether in the Midwest as it did before, or in a different locale to attract a different crowd. Wherever and whenever it is held, I promise to attend and will offer whatever help I can. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more (or ask Zygmunt about his experiences). </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr> <h2>Pennsic Gathering </h2> <p>By Margarita Ivanovna Novgorodetsa </p> <p>We welcome all members and interested individuals to our annual meeting at Pennsic 37! It will take place on <strong>Wednesday, August 6 </strong> at 10am in one of the A&amp;S tents. Please consult the Class Schedules when you arrive for the exact location. </p> <p>As in years past, we of the Slavic-obsessed like to get together to share our projects, ask questions, and make plans for ourselves and our group. Our own well-heeled Mordok will head the introductions and meeting component. Sure to be discussed are available classes and upcoming Slavic events, including any plans for our own winter event. </p> <p> After the meeting, stay to socialize! Bring your favorite book, any interesting articles, projects in-the-works, or stories/pictures you would like to share. Slavic dress is by no means needed but is always admired. If you are able to bring a dish, snack, or drink to share please let me know (email below). Recreations of period Slavic recipes also bring us much joy. I will jump up and down and clap with glee. <br> <br> Please feel free to contact me ( <a href="mailto:kitonlove@yahoo.com">kitonlove@yahoo.com </a>) with any questions! </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr> <h2>Pennsic Classes </h2> <p>By Paul Wickenden of Thanet </p> <p>There is a great diversity of classes this year that focus on Slavic or Eastern European topics. So many in fact, that a number of the class topics that are divided up by geography in the class listings include break-outs for  Russian or  Eastern European. That is extremely gratifying to me as I recall how few there used to be ten or more years ago. And I can't help but think that SIG has had something to do with it. </p> <p>I hope that those of you who are going to Pennsic this year will attend these classes, both to support the instructors as well as to learn more and share the knowledge. </p> <p>I compiled this list from an early posting of classes on the Pennsic website and I may have missed some clasees. My apologies for any omissions. I'd also like to call your attention to a number of not-explicitly Slavic-themed classes taught by members of SIG. In addition to the classes listed below, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa is teaching nine (!) additional classes (on topics including oils, herbs, mustard, and librarians!). Maria will be doing her valuable survey of fabric ( Fabric 101 ) again. And there are certainly others to see. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Thursday 7/31 </h3> <p><strong>3pm  Slavic Art and Archeology (Lord Michael of Safita) </strong> -- Further discussion of pottery, metal, wood, stone, textiles, glass, etc. from archaeological projects in Russia. Class taught by an archaeologist directing the excavation of Markovi Kule in the Republic of Macedonia. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Friday 8/1 </h3> <p><strong>3pm  Slavic Art and Archeology [repeat] (Lord Michael of Safita) </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Saturday 8/2 </h3> <p><strong>2pm  </strong><strong>Food of Eastern Europe (Jadwiga Zajaczkowa) </strong><em>  </em>What information do we have about Slavic, Hungarian, and Russian food in period? Some samples may be served. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Sunday 8/3 </h3> <p><strong>1pm  </strong><strong>The Book Which Must Be Suppressed (Lady Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, with Lady Palotzi Marti) </strong>  Using this book and the Regional Style and Documented Exception sections of the Rules for Submissions, you too can register spiffy Hungarian armory and make the heralds cry. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Monday 8/4 </h3> <p><strong>10am  </strong><strong>Introduction to Kievan Rus (Lord Peotr Alexeivich) </strong><em>  </em> Learn about life and customs in ancient Russia (900 - 1250 AD) through chronicles and stories <em></em></p> <p><strong>4pm  </strong><strong>A Survey of Medieval Russian Clothing ( </strong><strong>Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova, with Master Mordak Timofe'ivich Rostovskogo) </strong> -- Join us for a presentation on medieval Russian clothing from the 10 th -17 th centuries, for both men and women. Covers basic construction, ornamentation, and accessories, with handouts and examples, and useful shortcuts for the newcomer. 2 hours. </p> <p><strong>5pm  </strong><strong>Baba-Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore (Luceta di Cosimo) </strong><em>  </em> Baba Yaga is a common character in Russian and Eastern European fairy tales. Class examines the character's origins and the diverse roles she plays. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Tuesday 8/5 </h3> <p><strong>12pm  </strong><strong>Kievan Daily Life (Lady Marija Kotok) </strong><em>  </em> Overview of details on day-to-day living in Kievan Russia. Great material to develop your persona! Customs, beliefs, social class system, and much more covered. </p> <p><strong>1pm  Kievan Rus: Who Lived Where When? (Lady Marija Kotok) </strong><em> </em>Slavic and Russ tribes were very nomadic. Examines who lived when, at what time, and where they went next. Large maps available to help you determine where your persona may have been from or find a particular tribe. </p> <p><strong>1pm  Hungarian Names 101 (Lady Kolosvari Arpadne Julia) </strong><em>  </em> Introduction to period Hungarian naming practices, with relevant linguistic and historical background, and an overview of appropriate sources to use when submitting a Hungarian name for registration. <em></em></p> <p><strong>1pm  Lithuania: The Biggest Medieval Country Of Which You May Not Have Heard (Lady Patricia of Trakai) </strong>  Stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea, Lithuania was the biggest nation in Europe around 1400 CE. Overview of Lithuanian history from ancient tribes to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Also learn about Baltic garb and jewelry. <em></em></p> <p><strong>2pm  </strong><strong>A Survey of Medieval Russian Clothing [repeat] ( </strong><strong>Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova, with Master Mordak Timofe'ivich Rostovskogo) </strong></p> <p><strong>3pm  </strong><strong>Embellishment Tips for Russian Clothing (Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova) </strong>  Come learn some styles, techniques, tips, and tricks for embellishing Russian clothing, plus information on accessories to complete your Russian ensemble. </p> <p><strong>5pm  Conversational Russian (Lada) </strong>  Learn some everyday conversational Russian phrases and idioms. Introduction to reading and the Russian alphabet. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Wednesday 8/6 </h3> <p><strong>10am  Slavic Interest Group Meeting (Lady Margarita Ivanovna Novgorodetsa) </strong>  A nnual meeting of the Slavic Interest Group; all are welcome! Bring your Slavic finest and whatever projects you'd like to share. Includes snacks and lively discussion of that on which our members are working. 2 hours. <em></em></p> <p><strong>1pm  Early Russian History (Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieve Chernigova) </strong>  Examines the formation of the Rus' nation and its history - social, economic, and political - until the burning of Kiev by Mongol forces in 1240. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Thursday 8/7 </h3> <p><strong>5pm  </strong><strong>Embellishment Tips for Russian Clothing [repeat] (Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova) </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr> <h2>Sample Russian A&amp;S Award Scroll: </h2> <h2>Based on Period (and not-quite-period) Russian Texts </h2> <p>By Sofya la Rus </p> <p>There are lots of period Russian texts available now on the World Wide Web. I have collected some excerpts that seemed appropriate for SCA Scribal purposes. There's obviously a Calontir bias in the text I've put together here. Feel free to adapt it as needed. My full collection of  scrollish quotes from period Russian texts can be found on my website at <a href="http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrollwording.html">http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrollwording.html </a></p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> !5 O7, :=O7L 25;8:88 (20= 0=8;>28GJ) 2A53> 0;>=B8@0, 8 O7 :=O38=O 25;8:0O _____ 2A53> 0;>=B8@0... <td width=50% valign=top> So I, prince grand (Ivan Danilovich) of all Calontir, and I, princess grand _________ of all Calontir... (early 14th cent.) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> a <K 3>AC40@L 8 3>AC40@K=O ?> 2AO 4=8 C ?>440==KE =0H8E 4078@05< :>B>@K5 20@OB 8 2AO:85 25H8 45;0NB 8 :>B>@K5 2AO:>5 @C:>45;85 45;0NB 8 :>B>@0O/:>B>@K9 E>@>H> 45;05B ?> ?@8:07C 8 70 B> A;CH:0/A;C3 ?@8<>;28< 8 ?>60;>20<. <td width=50% valign=top> and we, sovereign (masc.) and sovereign (fem.), on all days with our subjects oversee what they cook and any items they make and what any handwork they do and who does well. And that servant we note and we reward. (Domostroi, sect. 33) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top>  A515 8<55HL 8 3>AC40@52> 60;>20=85 8 3>AC40@K=8 8 2A5E 1>;O@ 8 7 4>1@K<8 ;N4<8 2>48H8AO 8 A> <=>38<8 8=>75<FK 25;8:0O B>@3>2;O 8 4@C610. <td width=50% valign=top> And you have the sovereign's favor and the sovereign (feminine) and all boyars and with good people you associate and with many foreigners you have great trade and friendship. (Domostroi, postscript) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> >AB830NB 65 4> 2KH=8E AB5?5=59 B5 :0;>=B8@LA:03> 42>@O=AB20 7=0<5=8BK5 >A>1K, :>8 >B;8G0NBAO 8;8 A;C61>N, 8;8 E@01@>AB8N, 8;8 25@=>AB8N, 8;8 8A:CAB2><, B25@4>AB8N 4CE0 CA5@4=> ?@5>4>;520NB B@C4=>AB8, C<=>60O >?KB0<8 7=0=85 8 A?>A>1=>AB8 A2>8 2 G0ABOE, 720=8N 8E ?@8=04;560I8E. <td width=50% valign=top> Celebrated persons reaching the highest degrees of that Calontiri nobility are characterized by service or courage or faithfulness or by art, by steadfastness of spirit zealously overcoming difficulties, multiplying by experiences their knowledge and ability in the areas, to the rank belonging to them. (1785) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> 1K:;0 0;>=B8@ 87AB0@8 2845BL A;C61K 25@=>ABL, 8 B@C4K 2AO:03> @>40, >B ?@5AB>;0 ?@54:>2 =0H8E 2> 2AO:>5 2@5<O 87>18;L=> =03@06405<KO. <td width=50% valign=top> Accustomed Calontir of old to see services, faithfulness, and labors of every kind, from the throne of our ancestors in all time abundantly rewarded. (1785). </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top>  G5ABL 4>1@>45B5;O< 8 70A;C30< CAB0=>2;5=K 2A5:0;>=B8@LA:85 >@45=K. @45= >60=>9 >;>BCH:8/ !5@51@O=53> >;>B:0 70 =0C:C 8 <0AB5@AB2>. @45= >;>B>9 0;>=>2>9 51548/0;>=>2>9 8;88 70 8A:CAAB20 8 C<5=85. <td width=50% valign=top> In honor for virtues and merits are established All-Calontiri orders. The Order of the Leather Mallet/Silver Hammer is for science and skill/handicraft. The Order of the Golden Calon Swan/Calon Lily is for art and ability/skill. . (1785). </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> !5 <K 8 ?>60;>20;8 (52>/59/______) 1>O@AB2></ 42>@O=AB2><. <td width=50% valign=top> So we have granted (him/her/____) boyarstvo/ dvoryanstvo (Mid-late 14th c.) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> 0 ?>E20;L=K<8 8 60;>20==K<8 3@0<>B0<8 A;54>20;8 35@1K, 48?;>< =0 4>AB>8=AB20, A>2>:C?=> A =0@C6=K<8 C:@0H5=8O<8, ?@8=>AOI8E >1ICN ?>;L7C, G5ABL 8 A;02C. <td width=50% valign=top> After the praise and award certificates are followed coats of arms, diploma for merits, together with external decorations, that bring general benefit, honor and glory. (1785). </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top>  2AO:><C @C:>45;LN 2AO:0O 1K ?>@O4=O 8 A=0ABL 1K;0 2 ?>42>@88 8 45@60=> 1K B> 15@56=> 345 GB> ?@83>65 <td width=50% valign=top> But to every workshop all order and equipment was in the estate and should be kept with great care where suitable. (Domostroj, sect. 32) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> 8=> GB> A515 =8 745;0; 8 =8EB> =8G52> =5 A;KE0;, <td width=50% valign=top> And what yourself did not do, to no one anything do not hear/say, (Domostroi, sect. 32 </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> 0 :JB> 2 5AB25, 8 2 ?8B88 8 2> 2AO:>< @C:>45;88 =5 G8AB> AB@O?05B, 8 2> 2AO:>< <0AB5@LAB25 HB> C:@045B, 8;8 1>68BF0 =0 :@825 0 ;65B 8 B5 2A5 45;0 15A8 =0?8ACNB, 8 2 B>< 2> 2A5< G5;>25:C 8ABO70=C 1KB8 2 45=L !B@0H=03> !C40 <td width=50% valign=top> and who in food, and in drink and in any handwork does not purely make, and who steals in any workshop or swears crookedly and lies and all those matters devils record, and in that in everything to that person torture will be in the Day of Judgement  (Domostroi, sect. 19) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top>  : 3@0<>B5 :=O7L 25;8:89 8 :=O38=O 25;8:0O 25;5;8 1>O@>< A2>8< @C:8 ?@8;>68BL 8 4LO:><... <td width=50% valign=top> But to the certificate the grand prince and the grand princess ordered their boyars hands to apply and clerks... </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> ... A59 3@0<>B5 0@E8<0=4@8B ?5G5@A:>9 >=0 @C:C ?@8;>68;; 40 :075==>9 1>O@8= .@LO 20=>2 AK= C@<KH52, 40 25;8:>3> :=O7O 4LO: 20= !C<0@>:>2 @C:C ?@8;>68;, 40 C:07=>9 4LO: 0A8;59 20=>2 AK= 03>20 @C:C ?@8;>68;. <td width=50% valign=top> ... to this certificate arkhimandrite pecherskoy Ion hand it applied; and the fiscal boyar Yur'ya Ivanov son of Kurmyshev, and great prince clerk Ivan Sumarokov hand applied, and by directory clerk Vasili Ivanov son of Nagova hand applied. </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top>  B0:>20 ?>4;8==0O 25;8:>20 :=O7O 60;>20=0O 3@0<>B0 2 86=5< >253@045 <td width=50% valign=top> And such is authentic grand prince award certificate in lower Novegrad. (Mid-late 14th c.) </table> <p> <table width=100%> <td width=50% valign=top> <td width=50% valign=top> </table> <p> <hr> <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="color: #000000">Standard Disclaimer Stuff: Most of us are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc (SCA) but our Interest Group and its newsletter are not officially affiliated with the SCA. Naturally, then, Slovo does not bear any intentional resemblance to anything that the SCA officially endorses.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="color: #000000">The original authors retain the rights to their works. Please contact them directly for permission to reprint. Uncredited material is the property of the publisher.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="color: #000000">The publisher and editor is Paul Wickenden of Thanet (Paul Goldschmidt), 5625 Highland Way, Middleton WI 53562, 608-827-6891, e-mail: goldschp@tds.net. There is no subscription fee and copies of this quarterly newsletter are available free of charge from the editor. Slovo is also available on-line at the Interest Group web site (</span></span></span><a href="http://slavic.freeservers.com"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="color: #0000ff"><span style="text-decoration: underline"></span>http://slavic.freeservers.com</span></span></span></a><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="color: #000000">).</span></span></span></p> </body> </html>