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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Introduction of Chess from Persia into Arabia — Art of Blindfold PlayChess at the Courts of the Ummiya , and ' Abbaside Caliphs - Progress of the Game towards the West · • CHAPTER XIII . On the Introduction of Chess into the Lower ...
The Brahman's mistake was now , however , past remedy , the lovers were united , and Faizi ever after held a high place at Akbar's court . He also translated from Sanskrit into Persian several of the Hindū scientific and philosophic ...
2 Sergius , I mean the scribe , not the saint of that name , was eminently skilled in the Greek and Persian languages , and held the rank of First Interpreter at the court of Naushirawan . At the request of his friend , Agathias the ...
To the latter he made a low obeisance , after the manner observed in Indian courts , and then he ordered the costly presents sent by his Sovereign to be displayed before the Royal assembly . First of all , in front of the gate , stood ...
Last of all , he displayed before the King and the astonished Court , a CHESSBOARD , elaborately constructed , together with the chessmen , tastefully and curiously carved from solid pieces of ivory and ebony .
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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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