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A History of Chess
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Over a century later, the author´s research, in which he argues that chess originated in India, is still widely accepted by chess historians. This book unravels the history of the game as it evolved from its Asiatic beginnings through the role chess played in Europe during the Middle Ages, up until the arrival of modern chess.

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, Hörbuch,...
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Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil´s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy. In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in 20th century art, to its 21st century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000902/bk_rand_000902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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Chess History and Reminiscences als Buch von H....
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Chess History and Reminiscences: H. E. (Henry Edward) Bird

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Stand: Sep 14, 2018
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The History of Chess als Buch von Duncan Forbes
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The History of Chess:From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in India Till the Period of Its Establishment in Western and Central Europe Duncan Forbes

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Stand: Sep 14, 2018
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A History of Chess als eBook Download von Yuri ...
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A History of Chess:From Chaturanga to the Present Day Yuri Averbakh

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Stand: Sep 11, 2018
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A Short History of Chess als eBook Download von...
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A Short History of Chess:Three Rivers Press Henry A. Davidson

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Stand: Oct 23, 2018
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A History of Chess als eBook Download von H. J....
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A History of Chess:The Original 1913 Edition Skyhorse Publishing H. J. R. Murray

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Stand: Oct 23, 2018
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Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990 als eBook...
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Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990:A History, 1945â1990 Shashi Jayakumar, Olimpiu G Urcan

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Stand: Oct 23, 2018
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The Immortal Game , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 484min
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Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil´s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy. In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in 20th century art, to its 21st century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000780/bk_bkot_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years , Hörbuch, Digit...
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Elizabeth I: The Forgotten Years by John Guy, read by Alex Jennings. History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power - and has focused on the early years of her reign. But in 1583, when Elizabeth is 50, there is relentless plotting among her courtiers - and still to come is the Spanish Armada and the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. We have not, until now, had the full picture. This gripping and vivid portrait of her life and times - often told in her own words (and including details such as her love of chess and marzipan) - reveals a woman who was insecure, human (´You know I am no morning woman´), and unpopular even with the men who fought for her. This is the real Elizabeth, for the first time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000781/bk_pauk_000781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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