Chess in Jewish History and Hebrew...

This book deals with the origins of chess from before 500 A.D. and its appearance in Jewish sources and literature until the middle of the 19th century.



Chess in Jewish History and Hebrew Literature


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Front MatterFront Flap Half Title PageTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageTable Of ContentsFOREWORDPREFACEContentsINTRODUCTION OverviewSir Thomas Hyde: The Book of Oriental Games The Influence of HydeMoritz Steinschneider: Chess Among the Jews CHESS AND OTHER GAMES IN THE TALMUD Texts and Commentaries1. The game of nardshir2. 'Little cubs' or dogs3. The game of iskundrée4. ConclusionsFirdausi and the Shahnama'Alexander's Game'An Enigmatic Board GameTwo exegetic curiositiesTHE JEWISH 'GOLDEN AGE': CHESS IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN Arab and JewMoses Cohen: Disciplina ClericalisJudah Halevi: Ha-KuzariAbraham Ibn Ezra: Verses on the Game of ChessVerses on the Game of Chess by Rabbi Abraham Ibn EzraThe Chess Poem by Bonsenior Ibn YehiaChess and Society — and GamblingThe Alphonso ManuscriptThe 'Alphonso' or 'Zag' TableThe Chess Manuscript of Abu Zachariya Jahja Ben Ibrahim Al?HakimThe New Chess: Luis de Lucena and Ruy LopezPostscriptPoem on the Game of Ishkak by Rabbi Shlomo Ben Mazel ???Verses upon the Game of IskakiCHESS AND JEWISH LITERATURE: THE POST-RENAISSANCE PERIOD The Anonymous Treatise The Delight of KingsChess and Morals: Some Further ViewsTwo Stories from the Ma'aseh BookMoses Mendelssohn and Lessing's Nathan the WiseZevi Uri Rubinstein: Limudei ha 'iyuni vehama 'asi bedarchei haschok hanikra SchachspielHow to carry this out:Rules to be Observed in the GameLéon Hollaenderski: Délices RoyalesTHE GAME OF CHESSJacob Eichenbaum: The StruggleHakravCHRONOLOGICAL TABLE: The main events of chess historyLANDMARKS OF CHESS LITERATUREBack MatterBIBLIOGRAPHYAPPENDIXFour Hebrew Works on ChessR. ABRAHAM ABEN-EZRAER. BONS. ABEN-JAG?IAEZevi Uri RubinsteinJacob Eichenbaum, HakravINDEXBack Flap Back Cover
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