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Birth Of The Chess Queen

Author : Marilyn Yalom
ISBN : 9780061913426
Genre : History
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Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of the Chess Queen examines the five centuries between the chess queen's timid emergence in the early days of the Holy Roman Empire to her elevation during the reign of Isabel of Castile. Marilyn Yalom, inspired by a handful of surviving medieval chess queens, traces their origin and spread from Spain, Italy, and Germany to France, England, Scandinavia, and Russia. In a lively and engaging historical investigation, Yalom draws parallels between the rise of the chess queen and the ascent of female sovereigns in Europe, presenting a layered, fascinating history of medieval courts and internal struggles for power.

Wie Die Franzosen Die Liebe Erfanden

Author : Marilyn Yalom
ISBN : 9783843706001
Genre : History
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Neurotisch, leidenschaftlich, höfisch: Die Franzosen kennen fast so viele Spielarten der Liebe wie Käsesorten. Von den Minnesängern bis Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Immer wieder verblüffen sie den Rest der Welt. Wurde die Liebe in Frankreich erfunden? Marilyn Yalom, die große Romanistin und Feministin der ersten Stunde, geht dieser unterhaltsamen Frage anhand berühmter Meisterwerke der Literatur nach – offenherzig, fundiert und mit viel Humor. Nicht umsonst sind Wörter wie Rendezvous, Tête-à-Tête, Ménage-à-trois, Amour fou überall auf der Welt ein Begriff. Von der raffiniert-bösartigen Erotik der Gefährlichen Liebschaften bis zur berechnenden Sinnlichkeit einer Madame Bovary, von der offenen Ehe zwischen Sartre und Beauvoir bis zum exotischen Liebhaber der Marguerite Duras – am Ende steht immer die uralte Frage: Was macht die Liebeaus? Trieb oder Gefühl? Seele oder Intellekt? Für Kenner der Literatur ist dieses Buch ein Fest, bei dem man alte Freunde unter neuen Vorzeichen wiedertrifft. Alle anderen werden große Lust aufs Lesen bekommen.

Bobby Fischer Lehrt Schach

Author : Bobby Fischer
ISBN : 3888054710
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The Birth Of A New Bishop In Chess

Author : Govert Westerveld
ISBN : 9781326370442
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A History Of The Wife

Author : Marilyn Yalom
ISBN : 0061913650
Genre : Family & Relationships
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How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now? Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), distinguished cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed. For any woman who is, has been, or ever will be married, this intellectually vigorous and gripping historical analysis of marriage sheds new light on an institution most people take for granted, and that may, in fact, be experiencing its most convulsive upheaval since the Reformation.

Chess In The Middle Ages And Early Modern Age

Author : Daniel E. O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9783110288810
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The game of chess was wildly popular in the Middle Ages, so much so that it became an important thought paradigm for thinkers and writers who utilized its vocabulary and imagery for commentaries on war, politics, love, and the social order. In this collection of essays, scholars investigate chess texts from numerous traditions – English, French, German, Latin, Persian, Spanish, Swedish, and Catalan – and argue that knowledge of chess is essential to understanding medieval culture. Such knowledge, however, cannot rely on the modern game, for today’s rules were not developed until the late fifteenth century. Only through familiarity with earlier incarnations of the game can one fully appreciate the full import of chess to medieval society. The careful scholarship contained in this volume provides not only insight into the significance of chess in medieval European culture but also opens up avenues of inquiry for future work in this rich field.

The Immortal Game

Author : David Shenk
ISBN : 9780307387660
Genre : Games & Activities
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A fresh, engaging look at how 32 carved pieces on a board forever changed our understanding of war, art, science, and the human brain. Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays his own attempts to become as skilled as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion. With its blend of cultural history and Shenk’s lively personal narrative, The Immortal Game is a compelling guide for novices and aficionados alike.

The American Resting Place

Author : Marilyn Yalom
ISBN : 0547345437
Genre : History
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A sweeping history of America as seen through its gravestones, graveyards, and burial practices, stunningly illustrated with eighty black-and-white photographs Cemeteries and burial grounds, as illuminated by an acclaimed cultural historian, are unique windows onto our religious, ethnic, and deeply human history as Americans. The dedicated mother-son team of Marilyn and Reid Yalom visited hundreds of cemeteries to create The American Resting Place, following a coast-to-coast trajectory that mirrors the vast historical pattern of American migration. Yalom’s incisive, often poignant exploration of gravestone inscriptions reveal changing ideas about death and personal identity, and demonstrate how class and gender play out in stone. Rich particulars include the story of one seventeenth-century Bostonian who amassed a thousand pairs of gloves in his funeral-going lifetime, the unique burial rites and funerary symbols found in today’s Native American cultures, and a “lost” Czech community brought uncannily to life in Chicago’s Bohemian National Columbarium. From fascinating past to startling future--DVDs embedded in tombstones, "green" burials, and “the new aesthetic of death”--The American Resting Place is the definitive history of the American cemetery.

The Spanish Origin Of The Checkers And Modern Chess Game Volume Iii

Author : Govert Westerveld
ISBN : 9781326452438
Genre : History
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Since 1987 we have defended in articles that the Spanish queen Isabella I of Castile (Isabel la Cat-lica) was the new chess queen (dama) on the chessboard. Other publications were in 1990, 1994, 1997, and 2004. And of course, Marilyn Yalom studied our book during her visit to the National Library in The Hague (Holland) before she wrote Birth of the Chess Queen in 2004. In her book one cannot see that in 1987, 1990, and 1994 we already published material about Isabel la Catolica (Isabel I of Castile) being the new powerful dama or chess queen on the chessboard. In other words we can state here that we have been studying Spanish history and its chess literature for over 30 years. Since 2003 we have also known the development of the new bishop in chess.

Jackaby Die Verschwundenen Knochen

Author : William Ritter
ISBN : 9783641207823
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Kein Fall zu seltsam, keine Spur zu heiß! New Fiddleham, 1892: Abigail Rook, die junge Assistentin von R.F. Jackaby – Detektiv für unerklärliche Phänomene – langweilt sich nie in ihrem neuen Job. Von besonders garstigen Gestaltwandlern, die sich als süße Kätzchen tarnen, bis hin zu Mord ist alles in ihrem Tagesablauf dabei. Als in dem benachbarten Gad’s Valley ein nicht identifizierbares Monster Tiere und Menschen überfällt, bittet Junior Detective Charlie Cane Abigail um Hilfe. Bald sind Jackaby und Abigail in eine Jagd nach einem Dieb, einem Monster und einem Mörder verwickelt, die ihren ganzen Scharfsinn verlangt ...

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