She'erah bat Shlomo
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
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.
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Here is some spam bait.