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Chess in the Crusades era

Chess in the Crusades era

Apr 2, 2008, 4:29 AM 0

The latin kingdoms of the Holy Land estabilished during the Crusades were deeply imbued of moslem culture: strong diplomatic and political relationship were constantly held between the western conquerors and the local tribes, a crucial and intriguing aspect which is rarely spoken of when talking about the Crusades themselves.

In this fascinating picture of the period a western knight plays a good game of chess with a moslem citizen.

It's a good theme for us players to think about.

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