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The Lewis Chessmen

Author : David Caldwell
ISBN : 1905267851
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The 93 Lewis Chessmen, bought by the British Museum and by what is now the National Museum of Scotland in the mid nineteenth century, were made in twelfth century Scandinavia, from ivory and whales' teeth. They continue to fascinate academics from various disciplines, as well as museum visitors. In 2014 six of the British Museum's collection will be moved and displayed in a purpose-built museum in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, about 20 miles from where they were discovered. This timely, scholarly book includes looking at who ruled the isles at the time the Chessmen were made and a history of the ivory trade in the north Atlantic.

The Lewis Chessmen

Author : James Robinson
ISBN : 0714150231
Genre : Art
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The Lewis chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in the early nineteenth century. Probably made in Norway around AD 1150-1200, they consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns. This book takes a look at the many theories surrounding the ownership of the pieces, why they were hidden and how exactly they were discovered, and places them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular culture of the Middle Ages.

The Lewis Chessmen

Author : Michael Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015028669607
Genre : Art
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The Lewis Chessmen And The Enigma Of The Hoard

Author : Neil Stratford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020803917
Genre : Games
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A great hoard of 12th-century chesspieces was discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, in circumstances which have never been fully explained. Carved from walrus tusks, the Lewis chessmen have been described as the greatest chessmen of the European Middle Ages.

The Lewis Chessmen

Author : Irving Finkel
ISBN : 0714123242
Genre : Chessmen
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The Lewis Chessmen were found on the Isle of Lewis in mysterious circumstances. Consisting of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales teeth in the form of seated kings and queens, bishops, knights, warders and pawns, this curious chess set is strongly influenced by Norse culture. Of the 93 pieces known to us today, 11 pieces are in Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland, and 82 are in the British Museum, where they have delighted generations of visitors with their wonderfully expressive details. In this engaging story, Irving Finkel follows the many adventures of the chessmen after they came to light on a Scottish beach in the nineteenth century. It ends with the big surprise that befell them in September 1993, when they were all temporarily reunited for the first time since their separation, at a Special Exhibition of Chessmen at the British Museum.

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked

Author : David Caldwell
ISBN : 1905267460
Genre : Art
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A fascinating look at the discovery and background of the Lewis Chessmen collection as an accompanying publication to a touring exhibition showing 30 Chessmen - 24 from the British Museum and 6 from National Museums Scotland.

Face To Face With The Lewis Chessmen

Author : Nicola Lucy Bull
ISBN : OCLC:1064876010
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The Enigma Of The Lewis Chessmen

Author : Guðmundur Garðar Þórarinsson
ISBN : 9979725222
Genre : Chess
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Ivory Vikings The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 9781466879133
Genre : History
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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

Oxford Ib Diploma Programme Theory Of Knowledge Course Companion

Author : Eileen Dombrowski
ISBN : 9780198358572
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Build confident critical thinkers who can process and articulate complex ideas in relevant, real-life contexts. The inquiry-based approach actively drives independent thought and helps learners explore ideas, questions and perspectives, equipping them with a higher level of critical awareness. Developed directly with the IB for the current syllabus. Help learners confidently process, analyze and articulate complex ideas through an inquiry-based approach Enable reflective, critical discussion via classroom activities that provide a rich basis for guided inquiry Encourage an open-minded, analytical perspective through a methodology firmly grounded in questioning Develop transferable critical thinking skills and enable skills application to the areas of knowledge and the wider world Support balanced comprehension of both the AOKs and the WOKs for a holistic understanding of how knowledge is created Navigate the current syllabus with a clear and logical learning pathway that takes you right from the

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