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Birth of the Chess Queen

A History

by Marilyn Yalom

  • 316 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Queens,
  • History: World,
  • History (Specific Aspects),
  • Games / Gamebooks / Crosswords,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Queen (Chess),
  • History / General,
  • Chess - General,
  • General,
  • Chess,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9229535M
    ISBN 100060090642
    ISBN 109780060090647

      Chess illustrations in old troubadour texts were code for intimacy -- chess pornography. “The queen sent out vibrations that sexualized the playing field,” writes Marilyn Yalom in “Birth of Author: Jennifer Shahade. Birth of the Chess Queen is a history about chess in medieval Europe - it focuses on the status of queens both on and off the chessboard. It was not until the 15th century that the Chess Queen became the most powerful piece on the board. We are told this change was part of a broader social history of chess and of women players/5(22).

      Book Traces Origins of the 'Chess Queen' When the game of chess spread from the Middle East to Europe, there was no piece representing a queen. When the icon emerged around the year , it was. In her book The Birth of the Chess Queen historian Marilyn Yalom shows how women played an integral role in the expansion of the queen’s powers. She posits that the reigns of strong female.

      In “The Birth of the Chess Queen: A History,” Ms. Yalom traced the evolution of the queen in chess. When the game began in the sixth .   Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports is the author of The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion and The Man Watching, the biography of University of North Carolina women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance, and coauthor of Hard Work, the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy lives 4/4(2).


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Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom Download PDF EPUB FB2

Personally, I am also a fan of queens, royalty, and history; making Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom ideal reading.

Birth of the Chess Queen has two main themes: (1) the history of the game of chess/queen game-piece (2) the queens who MAY have influenced the creation of the queen game-pieces rise within the chess world/5.

Birth of the Chess Queen examines the Birth of the Chess Queen book period between the chess queen’s timid emergence and her elevation into the game’s mightiest piece.

Marilyn Yalom, inspired by a handful of surviving medieval chess queens, traces their origin and spread from Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and England, to Scandinavia and by: Birth of the Chess Queen is a history about chess in medieval Europe - it focuses on the status of queens both on and off the chessboard.

It was not until the 15th century that the Chess Queen became the most powerful piece on the board. We are told this change was part of a broader social history of chess and of women players.4/4(42). BIRTH OF THE CHESS QUEEN The result mingles a brief history of chess from its birth in fifth-century India to its 20th-century adult ubiquity with a quick study of gender relations through the ages and slim biographies of powerful women in Asia and Europe whose eminence may have been so profound as to effect the evolution of the chess queen Author: Marilyn Yalom.

Birth of the Chess Queen A History (Book): Yalom, Marilyn: Everyone knows that the queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. In India, Persia, and the Arab lands, where the game was first played, a general, or vizier (chief counselor to the king), occupied the square where the queen now.

Buy a cheap copy of Birth of the Chess Queen: A History book by Marilyn Yalom. 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 Free shipping over $Cited by: Ever since when the book titled "Birth of the Chess Queen" by Marilyn Yalom (published in ) was recommended to me a year ago, my interest in chess increased vastly, particularly the queen chess earliest forms of chess, particularly the Indian and Persian precursor games, thanks to google search, the names and capabilities of the pieces are not the names we are.

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.

Birth of the Chess Queen: A History by Marilyn Yalom pp, Pandora Press, £ The queen is an anomaly. Sole female on a field of male monarchs, ecclesiastical oligarchs, horsemen and armed. The book is filled with illustrations including color photos of chess pieces, depicting the queen as majestic, warlike, even untouchably holy like the queen of heaven.

Yalom, a senior scholar at the Institute for Women and Gender at Stanford University, has written previously about the arcana of women's lives - A History of the Wife, A History.

Cover of Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom. In Birth of the Chess Queen, historian Marilyn Yalom tells the fascinating story of the evolution of the chess queen, and how she was not always the most powerful piece on the fact, she was not always part of the game.

Yalom writes about the origins of chess in India and Persia, and its rapid spread throughout. BIRTH OF THE CHESS QUEEN: A History Marilyn Yalom, Author. HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

ARTICLES Buy this book A. Marilyn Yalom was a former professor of French and a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She was the author of widely acclaimed books such as A History of the Breast, A History of the Wife, Birth of the Chess Queen, and, most recently, How the French Invented Love/5(3).

Birth of the Chess Queen. by Marilyn Yalom (HarperCollins; $) Save this story for later. Save this story for later. Chess was invented in India in the fifth century and was. -- Chess queen shows her face -- Chess and queenship in Christian Spain -- Chess moralities in Italy and Germany -- Chess goes to France and England -- Chess and the cult of the virgin Mary -- Chess and the cult of love -- Nordic queens, on and off the board -- Chess and women in old Russia -- New chess and Isabella of Castile -- Rise of "queen Pages:   BIRTH OF.

THE CHESS QUEEN. A History. By Marilyn Yalom. Illustrated. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. $ ON the Costa del Sol, near the narrow Strait of Gibraltar that separates Author: Liesl Schillinger.

--Chess queen shows her face --Chess and queenship in Christian Spain --Chess moralities in Italy and Germany --Chess goes to France and England --Chess and the cult of the virgin Mary --Chess and the cult of love --Nordic queens, on and off the board --Chess and women in old Russia --New chess and Isabella of Castile --Rise of "queen's chess.

Get this from a library. Birth of the chess queen: a history. [Marilyn Yalom] -- "[Examines] the politics and culture of medieval Europe, the institution of queenship, and the reflections of royal power in the figure of the chess queen"--Page [3] of jacket.

Title: "Birth of the Chess Queen: A History" Released: Format: pdf Size: 2 Mb. Download book. Similar news. Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History. A History of Chess: The Original Edition. The Immortal Game: A History of Chess. Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves.

The result was “Birth of the Chess Queen” (), in which she chronicled the game’s development in India and Persia, where the king piece stood next to a weak vizier, or adviser. That piece. Event on 7/23/04 in Palo Alto Stanford lecturer Marilyn Yalom plays chess with the Chronicle's John McMurtrie for a piece that weaves the Author: John Mcmurtrie.Birth of the Chess Queen is a history of chess in medieval Europe which focuses on the status of queens both on and off the chessboard.

Starting sometime around the 10th century, the vizier inherited from Islamic chess began to be renamed a queen. This piece could originally move only to adjacent diagonal squares, but in the 15th century it gained the modern queen's move.

The queen (♕, ♛) is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or player starts the game with one queen, placed in the middle of the first rank next to the e the queen is the strongest piece, a pawn is promoted to a queen in the vast majority of cases.

In the game shatranj, the ancestor of chess .