I believe that there are some on the list interested in historical
games. So, I thought I would pass this along. Oxbow books is reprinting a
number of Oxford University Press books.
"History of Board-Games other than Chess"
by H J R Murray
Complementing Murray's A History of Chess, this book provides as complete a
record as possible of the other board games that have existed in different
parts of the world, showing how they were played, what is known of their
history and development and their ultimate origin. In the fifty years since
it was written it has become the classic compilation of evidence from
ancient ... Hardback. Price US $20.98
Some of the other books of possible interest are:
"Robert Grosseteste and the Origins of Experimental Science 1100-1700"
by A C Crombie
Crombie shows how the particular intellectual and practical interests of
Western thinkers, especially from the 12th century, led them to ask
particular kinds of questions about the natural world. In the 13th century
the Oxford School, with Robert Grosseteste as its founder, assumed a
paramount importance and the work of this school marked the beginning of
the modern tradition of ... Hardback. Price US $24.98
"An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography"
by Sir Edward Maunde Thompson
The author modestly describes this book as `a fairly complete account of
the history and progress of Greek and Latin palaeography, especially in its
literary aspect, from the earliest periods represented by surviving
manuscripts down to the close of the fifteenth century'. The core of the
book - which ensures its continuing value - is a selection of 250
facsimiles of manuscripts ranging ... Hardback. Price US $35.98