Hyde's book also deals with many other ancient games. It stands as the authoritative landmark in Chess History.

Contents:

Who was Thomas Hyde? What is this book about? What is the importance of Thomas Hyde's DE LUDIS ORIENTALIBUS?

THOMAS HYDE'S HISTORY OF CHESS:

Part I: Prologue: Names of the Game: The Inventor or Creator of Chess: The Chessboard: the names and materials of Chess Pieces or soldiers: the Form or Shape of Chessmen: On the terms Shah-Ruch or Shah-Mat: On Chess Compositions, commonly called problems: On Chinese Chess: Chess in Verse.

Part II: Verses on the Game of Shah-Mat by Abraham Ibn Ezra: Description of Chess in Elegant Prose by Bonsenior Ibn Yehia: The King's Delight, anonymous: Appendix: Extracts from the History of Nerdiludium: Hyde's Preface to "The Perplexed" by Maimonides.

26 350 pages 80 illustrations

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