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Birth of the chess queen : a history

Author: Marilyn Yalom
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Collins Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[Examines] the politics and culture of medieval Europe, the institution of queenship, and the reflections of royal power in the figure of the chess queen"--Page [3] of jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Yalom
ISBN: 0060090642 9780060090647
OCLC Number: 52942885
Description: xxiii, 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Chess before the chess queen --
Enter the queen! --
The chess queen shows her face --
Chess and queenship in Christian Spain --
Chess moralities in Italy and Germany --
Chess goes to France and England --
Chess and the cult of the Virgin Mary --
Chess and the cult of love --
Nordic queens, on and off the board --
Chess and women in old Russia --
New chess and Isabella of Castile --
The rise of "queen's chess" --
The decline of women players.
Responsibility: Marilyn Yalom.

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"[Examines] the politics and culture of medieval Europe, the institution of queenship, and the reflections of royal power in the figure of the chess queen"--Page [3] of jacket.

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