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Now Available–Power Play

Power Play: The Literature and Politics of Chess in the Late Middle Ages

Jenny Adams

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.

Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3944-X | $49.95 | £32.50

A volume in the Middle Ages Series series

Power Play

Reading through influential texts of the later Middle Ages, Adams shows how specific representations of chess encoded concerns about political organization, civic community, and individual autonomy.

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