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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I pass over the pretensions of the Irish , the Welsh , and the Jews , as " matters well worthy of confirmation , ” to use an expression . borrowed from our Transatlantic cousins . 3 It is evident , then , that these two causes ...
It is further evident from this stanza that the situation called Kākakāshṭa was equivalent to what we call a drawn game : though in the Shatranj as we shall hereafter see , the party so reduced was considered as defeated .
... differ being the mere result of such slow and gradual improvements as time and circumstances have developed . 2nd . That the Chaturanga was invented by a people whose language was Sanskrit , is evident on the most 32 HISTORY OF CHESS .
whose language was Sanskrit , is evident on the most unerring etymological grounds , in addition to the direct testimony of the Puranic poems , and also that of all the old writers of Arabia and Persia who have in any way alluded to the ...
But this is not all ; it is evident the Chaturanga might have been , and frequently was , played by only one person on each side , and that , too , from beginning to end . Of this fact we have a noted instance in the case of ...
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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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