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Author Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288-1322.

Title The book of chess / by Jacob de Cessolis ; translated & edited by H.L. Williams
Published New York : Italica Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xx, 127 pages) : illustrations
Contents Intro; Illustrations; Preface Chess, from Game to Allegory; Bibliographic Essay; Part I Background of the Game; Introduction; 1. Under Which King the Game Was Invented; 2. Who Invented the Game; 3. Reasons for the Invention of the Game; Part II The Noble Figures; Foreword; 1. Concerning the King; 2. Concerning the Queen; 3. Concerning the Elders (Judges); 4. Concerning the Knights; 5. Concerning the Rooks (Deputies); Part III The Commoners; Foreword; 1. Concerning the First Pawn; 2. Concerning the Second Pawn; 3. Concerning the Third Pawn; 4. Concerning the Fourth Pawn
5. Concerning the Fifth Pawn6. Concerning the Sixth Pawn; 7. Concerning the Seventh Pawn; 8. Concerning the Eighth Pawn; Part IV Openings and Moves; Foreword; 1. Concerning the Chessboard; 2. The Moves of the King; 3. The Moves of the Queen; 4. The Moves of the Elders; 5. The Moves of the Knight; 6. The Moves of the Rook; 7. The Moves of the Pawns; 8. Summary; Index
Summary "An English translation of the most popular medieval book on chess, which uses the history of the games, its players and their moves as the basis for a discourse on life comprised of tales and anecdotes from a wide variety of ancient and medieval literary sources"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xix-xx) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Jacobus de Cessolis, approximately 1317/22. De moribus hominum et officiis nobilium super ludo scaccorum. gnd
Jacobus (de Cessoles). De moribus hominum et officiis nobilium super ludo scaccorum. swd
Subject Chess -- Early works to 1800
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Williams, H. L. (Hester L.), 1942-
ISBN 9781599100937
Other Titles De ludo scachorum. English