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Contents Introduction: Chess in the Medieval World 1 1 (Re)moving the King: Ideals of Civic Order in Jacobus de Cessolis's Liber de ludo scachorum 15 2 Taxonomies of Desire in Les Echecs amoureux 57 3 Exchequers and Balances: Anxieties of Exchange in Chaucerian Fictions 95 4 "The Kynge Must Be Thus Maad": Playing with Power in Fifteenth-Century England 122 Epilogue 156 Notes 165 Bibliography 225 Index 245 Acknowledgments 251 We see we cannot play at chess but that we must give names to our chess-men; and yet, me thinks, he were a very partial champion of truth that would say we lied for giving a piece of wood the reverend title of a bishop. -Philip Sidney, Defence ofPoesy ...

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ISBN
9780812201048
Related ISBN
9780812239447
MARC Record
OCLC
859160604
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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