hist-games: medieval chess men

u.schaedler at museedujeu.com u.schaedler at museedujeu.com
Thu Jun 14 00:25:20 PDT 2007

as far as I know, there are no medieval pieces resembling the extra men of
the Courier-Chess around. Literature about pieces for medieval chess
variants is extremely scarce. I have dealt with chess pieces for arabic
medieval chess variants in a paper published in "The Chess Collector" 1,
1998, but it doesn't deal with Courier Chess. 


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De la part de Jon at Gothic Green Oak
Envoyé : mercredi, 13. juin 2007 22:09
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Objet : hist-games: medieval chess men



This question is about medieval chess men, not the beautiful and elaborately
carved pieces but the symbolic pieces typical of the game in the early
medieval period and their relationship with the early 13th C chess variant
Courier Chess. This has four extra men: the courier (of which there are 2),
the counsellor and the spy, sneak or jester. Have any of the chess pieces of
the medieval period been identified with the additional men from this game?


Also, can anyone lead me to more recent examples of the additional men from
this game? 



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