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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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It's six books in one!

Thu, 2014/04/03 - 5:24pm

Medieval bookbinders may have been the precursors of eReaders when they developed the dos-à-dos (or "back-to-back") book with two or more separate texts and multi-hinged covers. One example is the beautiful devotional dos-à-dos book owned by the National Library of Sweden which includes six works. (photos)

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More photos from Anteorra Winter Crown 2014

Thu, 2014/04/03 - 8:27am

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Winter Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on his Flickr website.

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Medieval church wall and remains unearthed by electrical workers

Wed, 2014/04/02 - 7:20pm

The excavation of a ditch to bury an electrical cable has led to the discovery of a medieval church wall at St Ffinan's Church in Anglesey, England. The original church, believed to have been built in 620 CE, was mostly destroyed when the newer church was built in the 19th century.

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EtymArab created to help study history of the Arabic language

Wed, 2014/04/02 - 3:10pm

Stephan Guth, Professor of Arabic at the University of Oslo, has created EtymArab, an electronic database designed to collect and make available research on the history of the Arabic Language. The first part, containing 1,000 words and concepts, is now online.

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Cooking and defense in the Midrealm

Wed, 2014/04/02 - 10:47am

Before the recent St. Valentine’s Day Massacre event in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Rebecca Thiele of NPR affiliate station WMUK spoke with several SCA members about life in the Society, including such diverse topics as combat, cooking and real life defense. The article is available in both print and audio.

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