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 (now of blessed memory) and Polyhymnia's half-timber kitchen (archive).

In August 1997 Rosina del Bosco Chiaro (Vivian Stephens) and I published Joy and Jealousy, a book about 15th-century Italian dances (balli, specifically).

I sometimes post about the SCA on my blog.

(My previous persona was Ellisif Flakkari, a mid-10th-century Dane living in Hedeby.)

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