The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is a historical society dedicated to researching and recreating the arts, sciences, martial arts, and culture of the middle ages and early renaissance, a period we loosely define as 600 A.D. to 1600 A.D.
What the SCA does is very similar to other re-enactment groups, such as Revolutionary, and Civil War groups, with one main difference. Since we encompass such a large span of history, rather that re-creating specific historical events, we hold our own events that recreate the feel of the middle ages, within our own social and structural context. It's a concept we like to call "the current middle ages."
Simply put, we don't go and re-fight Henry's 1415 victory at Agincourt, we fight our own battles, for our own Kings. And unlike most Civil War re-enactments, when we go into battle, we don't know beforehand who's going to win.
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