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Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
The queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but

Our Price: $15.00
By Marilyn Yalom (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 277
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-06-009065-0

Product Code: 1422365069

The queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for 500 years without her. It wasn’t until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born & was empowered to become the king’s fierce warrior & protector. This book examines the 5 cent. from the chess queen’s emergence in the early days of the Holy Roman Empire to her elevation during the reign of Isabel of Castel. This book traces her origin & spread from Spain, Italy, & Germany to France, England, Scandinavia, & Russia. Yalom draws parallels between the rise of the chess queen & the ascent of female sovereigns in Europe. “A layered, fascinating history of medieval courts & internal struggles for power.” Illus.

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