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Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
Marilyn Yalom (au)
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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