13491Re: [sig] period games
- Jul 2, 2008A reenactor from Latvia whose LiveJournal I read (in Russian) just
posted two titles that may be of interest on this subject. I'm not
sure if they're available in the US, and I doubt they've been
translated, but here's the info anyway (one of the native speakers on
this list can correct my rough translations if necessary!):
- В.В. Шевцов. ПОВСЕДНЕВНОСТЬ ДОСУГА. ФОРМЫ ИГРОВОГО ДОСУГА В СРЕДЕ
СЛУЖИЛОГО НАСЕЛЕНИЯ ТОМСКОГО ОСТРОГА. (V.V. Shevtsov. Everyday
Leisure. Forms of Leisure Games among the Working Population of Tomsk
This one apparently discusses a variety of leisure time activities
including bones, checkers, chess and card games. I can't tell from
the description if this includes period games or not, but it seems to
go into the history of games, so I'm guessing there's something there.
- В.В. Шевцов. КАРТОЧНАЯ ИГРА В ОБЩЕСТВЕННОМ БЫТУ РОССИИ (КОНЕЦ XVI -
НАЧАЛО XIX ВВ.) // МАТЕРИАЛЫ НАУЧНЫХ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЙ СТУДЕНТОВ И
АСПИРАНТОВ ИСТОРИЧЕСКОГО ФАКУЛЬТЕТА ТГУ. 1998-2001 ГГ. (V.V.
Shevtsov. Card Games in the Common [or Society?] Life in Russia (End
of 16th - Beginning of 19th Centuries). // Materials from the
Scientific Conferences of Students and Graduate Students of the
History Department of TGU. 1998-2001.)
Here's a link to the LiveJournal, for those of you who read Russian:
2008/7/1 Alexey Kiyaikin aka Posadnik <Posadnik@...>:
> Bylinas hold them along with chess as Tavleii, from the Latin "tabula"(board). Though, some refer the word to backgammon.
> (the reason is there were dice in Tavleii - and there is a board game with dice to match, backgammon!
> But: afair the old Indian game of chess did involve dice to set the sequence of turns; so the question is _when_ chess players quit using a die to tell whose turn it is.
> NB: chess playing in Old Rus was also considered a gambling game. The clergy were forbidden to play one. The text in Russian just in case one needs.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marilyn <mamalynx@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:44:29 -0400
> Subject: [sig] period games
>> ? A friend has asked me for links to any games which might have been played
>> in Russian and Slavic areas in period. I know I had heard of chess .. do
>> any of you know of any others?
>> Thanks Marija
Kseniia Smolnianina, JdL
Barony of Three Mountains
Kingdom of An Tir
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