hist-games: Dreydel

Brent Hanner behanner at castleliechtenstein.net
Mon Oct 2 16:50:51 PDT 2000

SEDWilkins at aol.com wrote:
> Kurt-
> thanks for the dreydel information. Sounds like it falls within my timeframe
> (470-1470) but in Europe, where I have no lack of games, rather than (as I
> was hoping although not very confidently) in the Middle East, which is
> strikingly low on either games or sports!

Try starting with the Encyclopedia of the middle ages.  It has a section
on games in either Islam or the middle east.  It has a short


"So fashioned is a woman's mind:  though she be young or old, I find,
 she likes to have a lot of dresses.  It is not enough if she possesses
 the things, they are not just to wear but rather so she can declare,
 "I could have, you know, be better dressed than many who always wear
their best.""

Service of Ladies by Ulrich von Lichtenstien

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