She'erah bat Shlomo

Debatable Lands, Æthelmearc

Marat She'erah ("sheh-EH-rah") bat Shlomo is a mid-10th-century Jew living in al-Andalus, in the city of Cordova. ("Marat" is a Hebrew title, the feminine of "Mar", which means "master" or "teacher".) The local Muslims sometimes call me al-Mu'allimah, which means teacher (approximately) in Arabic; I'm told they find some amusement in the fact that their commom misprounciation of my name -- they say "Sha'irah" -- means, in Arabic, "one who knows things intuitively". Or so they tell me.

Here is some information on She'erah's Pennsic house and Polyhymnia's half-timber kitchen structure.

The real-world version of She'erah is Monica Cellio. (My previous persona was Ellisif Flakkari, a mid-10th-century Dane living in Hedeby.)

I've written several articles for Boke of Divers Knowlege, an excellent independent A&S/research newsletter.

In August 1997 Rosina del Bosco Chiaro (Vivian Stephens) and I published a book about 15th-century Italian dances (balli, specifically), which is, sadly, currently out of print. (In theory, someone is fixing that fact for us...)

I've painted/drawn a few newsletter covers.

I used to maintain a list of People and Groups in the SCA. It's now being maintained by Eric Praetzel.

Music & Dance

  • Ellisif's Music and Dance stuff (includes compositions and arrangements)
  • The Letter of Dance
  • SCA Music & Dance Page -- compiled by Greg Lindahl
  • Renaissance Dance page
  • Medieval Melodies for Filking
  • Music of Salamone Rossi
  • Viking Stuff

  • Thora Sharptooth's Viking Resource Page
  • The Viking Apron-Dress: A New Reconstruction
  • Regia Anglorum - Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and British Living History 950-1066AD - Home Page
  • Icelandic saga page
  • Norse Film & Pageant Society (UK)"
  • The Sayings of the Vikings
  • Vikings Page (from UK)
  • Another Viking page
  • Viking Trade Routes (bibliograpny with links elsewhere, by Lars Nooden)
  • Primary & Semi-Primary Sources

  • Das buch von guter spise (cookbook c. 1340, translation by Caterina Sichling)
  • A Sip Through Time - translations/transcriptions of drink recipes
  • Beowulf (in Anglo-Saxon) or here; translation; images
  • Images from the Tres Riches Heures
  • Bibliothbque Nationale de France collection
  • European Texts and Images from before 1620
  • Medieval Texts (Labyrinth)
  • Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Book of Quintessence (mid-15th-century alchemy text)
  • SCA on the Net

  • Rolls Ethereal -- directory of net-connected SCA people maintained by Justin du Coeur
  • Rialto archive
  • Zen Heraldry
  • Silverwing's Laws
  • Pennsic Homeowners' Association
  • SCA Inc.

  • 1996 corporate budget
  • The SCA Board of Directors Problems
  • The Grand Council of the Known World
  • Miscellaneous

  • Building a Yurt
  • Cariadoc's Miscellany
  • Academy of St. Gabriel
  • A Brief Article on Writing Documentation for A&S Competitions/Exhibits
  • SheynaRivka's Home Page, A Resource List for SCAdian Iberians
  • Royal Genealogy of the Known World
  • al-Mustarib
  • Tablet Weaving
  • Misc. arts stuff
  • Period Games
  • Serve It Forth! (cooking newsletter)
  • Chronique (book publishers)
  • Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (c.1350 to 1700)
  • al-musta'rib (middle-eastern newsletter)
  • Compleat Anachronist Index
  • SCA Info Database Home Page
  • Articles concerned with the Middle Ages & Renaissance -- compiled by Stephen Goldschmidt
  • Anglo-Saxon Info
  • Gwydion ap Myrddin's humor collection
  • You Know You're In the SCA When...
  • Archery Page
  • Here is some spam bait.