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Daniel E. O'Sullivan's Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: A Fundamental PDF

By Daniel E. O'Sullivan

ISBN-10: 3110288516

ISBN-13: 9783110288513

Daniel E. O'Sullivan (ed.)

The online game of chess was once wildly renowned within the center a long time, a lot in order that it turned a massive notion paradigm for thinkers and writers who applied its vocabulary and imagery for commentaries on conflict, politics, love, and the social order. during this number of essays, students examine chess texts from a variety of traditions - English, French, German, Latin, Persian, Spanish, Swedish, and Catalan - and argue that wisdom of chess is vital to knowing medieval tradition. Such wisdom, notwithstanding, can't depend on the fashionable online game, for today´s principles weren't built until eventually the past due 15th century. basically via familiarity with past incarnations of the sport can one totally enjoy the entire import of chess to medieval society. The cautious scholarship contained during this quantity presents not just perception into the importance of chess in medieval eu tradition but additionally opens up avenues of inquiry for destiny paintings during this wealthy field.


Introduction: "Le beau jeu nottable"

Part I: Chess, Morality, and Politics

"Chess in Medieval German Literature: A replicate of Social-Historical and Cultural, spiritual, moral, and ethical Conditions" via Albrecht Classen
"Making Chess Politically and Socially suitable in instances of difficulty within the Schacktavelslek" by way of Olle Ferm
"Ludus Scaccarii: video games and Governance in Twelfth-Century England" through Paul Milliman
"Defeating the satan at Chess: A fight among advantage and Vice in Le Jeu des esches de los angeles dame moralise" via Kristin Juel

Part II: ladies off and on the Chessboard

"Medieval Chess, Perceval's schooling, and a Dialectic of Misogyny" through Jenny Adams
"Images of Medieval Spanish Chess and Captive Damsels in Distress" by means of Sonja Musser Golladay
"How did the Queen cross Mad?" by means of Mark N. Taylor

Part III: enjoying video games with Chess and Allegory

"Playing with reminiscence: The Chessboard as a Mnemonic software in Medieval Didactic Literature" through Amandine Mussou
"Changing the foundations in and of Medieval Chess Allegories" through Daniel E. O'Sullivan
"The Limits of Allegory in Jacobus de Cessolis' De ludo scaccorum" by means of Dario Del Puppo

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Rüdiger Schnell (Bern: Francke, 1989), 97–117. See also Petrus W. Tax, “Die Liebe zwischen Gawan und Antikonie im 8. Buch von Wolframs ‘Parzival’. Politische und dynastische Hintergründe,” Festschrift für Herbert Kolb zu seinem 65. Geburtstag, ed. Klaus Matzel and Hans-Gert Roloff, together with Barbara Haupt and Hilkert Weddige (Bern and New York: Lang, 1989), 702–12. See also Christoph J. Steppich, “Zu Wolframs Vergleich der Antikonie mit der Markgräfin auf Burg Haidstein (Pz. 403,21–404,10),” Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik 53 (2000): 187–30; here 204–06 and 223–24.

In this sense playing chess, despite its intellectual challenges, represents sinful diversion and would mislead the person even further into sinfulness. 52 Playing chess, in his perspective, represents highly developed skills, but skills that can be taught, meaning that the chess player 51 52 Daniel Rocher, “Thomasin von Zerclære: ein Dichter . . ,” Wolfger von Erla: Bischof von Passau (1191–1204) und Patriarch von Aquileja (1204–1218) als Kirchenfürst und Literaturmäzen, ed. Egon Boshof and Fritz Peter Knapp.

Das erst capitel dez tritten tails ist von den pawläwten. Daz ander ist von den smiden. Daz tritt ist von den wollwürchern. Daz vird von den chawflawten vnd von den wechslern. Daz fünft ist von den ärzten vnd von den apatekern. Daz sechst ist von den leittgeben vnd von den gastgeben. Daz sibent von den amptlawten vnd von stetpflegern vnd von der gemain. 66 [The first part treats why the chess game was invented. The first chapter of the first part explains under what king the game was invented. The first chapter of the other part is about the king on the chessboard and of his manners, and what belongs to the king.

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