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Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : a Fundamental Thought Paradigm of the Premodern World.

Author: Daniel E O'Sullivan
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012.
Series: Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture.
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More than a mere pastime, chess was an important pedagogical tool and thought paradigm in the Middle Ages. Much like people today who speak in sports metaphors, the people of medieval Europe related life to chess, making comparisons on and off the board to war, politics, love, and the social order. In this collection of essays, scholars investigate chess texts from various European traditions and make the case for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel E O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9783110288810 3110288818
OCLC Number: 843634911
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: pt. I. Chess, morality, and politics --
pt. II. Women on and off the chessboard --
pt. III. Playing games with chess and allegory.
Series Title: Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture.
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