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  • Kseniia Smolnianina
    Jul 2, 2008
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      A 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
      Island.)

      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:

      http://ms-reenactor.livejournal.com/

      --Kseniia




      2008/7/1 Alexey Kiyaikin aka Posadnik <Posadnik@...>:
      > Greetings!
      >
      >
      > Checkers
      > 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.
      > http://www.sura.ru/partizan/chees.htm
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Marilyn <mamalynx@...>
      > To: sig@yahoogroups.com
      > 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




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      Barony of Three Mountains
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