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A World of Chess - Its Development and Variations

through Centuries and Civilizations

398 pages, paperback, McFarland, 1. edition 2017

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With more than 400 illustrations, and detailed maps, this immense and deeply researched account of the history of chess covers not only the modern international game, derived from Persian and Arab roots, but a broad spectrum of variants going back 1500 years, some of which are still played in various parts of the world. The evolution of strategic board games, especially in India, China and Japan, is discussed in detail. Many more recent chess variants (board sizes, new pieces, 3-D, etc.) are fully covered. Instructions for play are provided, with historical context, for every game presented.

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Weight 660 g
Manufacturer McFarland
Width 17,8 cm
Height 25 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2017
Author Jean-Louis CazauxRick Knowlton
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-0786494279
Pages 398
Binding paperback
Diagrams 297
Photos 71

vi Acknowledgments

001 Introduction

002 Chess of the World

003 About This Book

007 Part I. Chess of the Arabian Nights

047 Part II. Chess in the Land of Monsoons

098 Part III. Gunpowder on the Chinese Board

142 Part IV. Generals and Mercenaries of the Rising Sun

198 Part V. Evolution and Revolution in Europe

250 Part VI. Chess Out of the Box

326 Part VII. The Origins of Chess

355 Timeline

359 Notes

385 Bibliography

391 Index

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