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Games and game playing in European art and literature, 16th-17th centuries

Author: Robin Leigh O'Bryan
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]
Series: Cultures of play, 1300-1700.
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This collection of essays examines the vogue for games and game playing as expressed in art, architecture, and literature in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Moving beyond previous scholarship on game theory, game monographs, and period and regional studies on games, this volume analyzes a range of artistic and literary works produced in England, Scotland, Italy, France, and Germany, which used the game  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Leigh O'Bryan
ISBN: 9789463728119 9463728112
OCLC Number: 1080943082
Description: 284 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations [-][-][-]Acknowledgements[-][-][-] Introduction: A Passion for Games [-] [-] Robin O'Bryan [-][-] [-] Part One: Chess and Luxury Playing Cards [-][-] 1 "Mad Chess" with a Mad Dwarf Jester[-][-] Robin O'Bryan[-][-][-]2 Changing Hands: Jean Desmarets, Stefano della Bella, and the Jeux des Cartes [-][-] Naomi Lebens [-] [-] [-] Part Two: Gambling and Games of Chance [-][-] 3 "A game played home": the Gendered Stakes of Gambling in Shakespeare's Plays[-][-] Megan Herrold [-][-] [-] 4 "Now if the devil have bones, These dice are made of his": Dice-games on the English [-] [-] Stage in the Seventeenth Century [-][-] Kevin Chovanec [-][-][-] 5 The World Upside Down: Giuseppe Maria Mitelli's Games and the Performance of [-][-] Identity in the Early Modern World[-] [-] Patricia Rocco [-][-] Part Three: Outdoor and Sportive Games [-][-] 6 "To catch the fellow, and come back again": Games of Prisoner's Base in Early Modern [-] English Drama[-] [-] Bethany Packard[-][-] 7 Against Opposition (at Home): Middleton and Rowley's The World Tossed at Tennis as [-] Tennis[-][-] Mark Kaethler [-][-] [-] Part Four: Games on Display[-][-] 8 Ordering the World: Games in the Architectural Iconography of Stirling Castle, Scotland[-][-] Giovanna Guidicini[-][-][-] 9 The Games of Philipp Hainhofer: Ludic Appreciation and Use in Early Modern Art [-][-] Cabinets[-][-] Greger Sundin[-][-][-] [-]Bibliography[-][-]Index
Series Title: Cultures of play, 1300-1700.
Responsibility: edited by Robin O'Bryan.

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This collection of essays examines the vogue for games and game playing as expressed in art, architecture, and literature in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe.  Read more...

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