This book examines the origins and history of draughts and its precursor, alquerque, and detail the movement and development of these games across Europe. The infomration contained within should enable re-enactors from several different periods to display the game accurately, its boards, pieces and rules, from their origins in the middle ages to the close of the early modern period.
Softcover: 36 pages
Illustrations: Black & White/Line
Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.6 x 0.2 cm
Contents; Introduction; The origin of Alquerque, The rules of Alquerque; Alquerque in Europe and in Society; The medieval and early modern Alquerque set; Alquerque, Chess and the invention of Draughts; The origin of Draughts; The of Draughts and its Variants; Draughts in Europe and in Society; The early modern Draughts set; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Summary Tables.
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