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
W. H. Allen & Company, 1860 - Chess - 312 pages
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A few words have become so inveterately established in our language , by evil custom , that it would be sheer pedantry to disturb them ; such for instance are " Caliph , " and " Caliphate , " instead of Khalifa , and Khilafat .
The board and the powers of the pieces still remain the same , but the two allied forces have each united on one side of the board , whilst the adversaries have done the same on the other . One of the allied Kings then becomes a ...
He also translated from Sanskrit into Persian several of the Hindū scientific and philosophic works with which he had become acquainted . Yea , further , Akbar and himself , by comparing the Muḥammadan and Hindū the religion of the most ...
... c . , " and published in London , 1781 , 8vo . Shortly after the completion of this task , Mr. Halhed states , ( Preface xxxv . ) " that he had been happy enough to become acquainted with a Bramin of liberal sentiments ...
The game of Chaturanga had by that time become popular in the country , and seems to have attracted the notice of Yudhishthira , who applied to the sage Vyasa , the Nestor of the day , for the benefit of his instructions on a subject so ...
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This is a lovely 1860 book with a normal chess diagram on the back hard cover and the chaturanga 4 team diagram on the front.The coloured chaturanga layout next to the title page has a yellow set in the top LH, a black set in the top RH, a green set in the bottom LH and a red set on the bottom RH. If you buy a later edition it will not have the coloured diagram and it will be difficult to work out play from page 16 onwards.There is a good black & white chaturanga diagram on page 39 which will help.
The book has all the creation histories and p.15 where Forbes suggests the game was from India 3000 years before our era resulted in some contrary views. It has 60 pages of Appendices and covers all viewpoints to 1860 thoroughly. He believed India to be the birthplace of chess but gives much information on Chinese chess which became topical when David Li's book'The Genealogy of Chess' appeared in 1998. Most historians still think the game came from India but Mr. Li makes a strong case for China.
The 1860 copy has 18 chapters and 6 Appendices in its 372 pages and is on good paper, well printed with large lettering.Forbes (1798-1868) was a Scots Professor of Oriental Languages at Kings College London..Bob Meadley
This is a very informative book and provides great insight into how chess came to be.
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