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A Short History of Chess

Authors: Davidson, Henry A.
Publisher: Crown
BISAC/Subject: HIS054000, GAM009000, GAM001030
ISBN: 9780307828293, Related ISBNs: 0307828298, 0679145508, 9780307828293, 9780679145509
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 176,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A compact and comprehensive chronicle of the worldwide origins and history of the game of chess—from 500 A.D. to its modern gameplay today
 
Have you ever wondered what the pieces in the chessboard mean or why each piece has a unique move? In A Short History of Chess, Henry A. Davidson explores the ancient roots of chess and the developments around the world that led to the modern version of the popular game. For people new to the game and experienced players alike, Davidson includes a polyglot—a lexicon of chess terms in the forty major languages of the world. And for the skeptical reader or those interested in learning more, there is also a working bibliography of English language references.
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