×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

ANCIENT BOAOP GAMES IN PERSPECTIVE: PAPERS FROM TH
     

ANCIENT BOAOP GAMES IN PERSPECTIVE: PAPERS FROM TH

by I. L. Finkel (Editor)
 
Papers from the first international colloquium on the board games of antiquity, supplemented by additional papers.

Overview

Papers from the first international colloquium on the board games of antiquity, supplemented by additional papers.

Editorial Reviews

Graham Brown, 2007 - Graham Brown
this book is alive with history and ideas and knock about debate. The sheer mixture and scope of topics is mind blowing... Interesting and satisfying academic writing that succeeds in being engaging and entertaining.'
Minerva, 2008 - Peter A. Clayton
Some things are worth waiting for, and this book falls well within that category [...] This is a book for the scholar as well as the inveterate gamester.'
Current World Archaeology, 2008 - Andrew Robinson
This beautifully-produced volume is a magnificent milestone in the study of ancient board games.'
Choice - S.A. Riess
All the contributors are experts, and they base their information on original sources. Particularly impressive is Micaela Soars discussion of board games and backgammon in ancient Indian sculpture [...] superbly illustrated...'
Bryn Mawr Classical Review - John Aveline
What might stand out most in this book is the wide variety of methodologies and goals... it is refreshing to see them rub shoulders in the same text. This book should have quite a broad appeal, not only to students and scholars of a wide range of cultures and civilizations, but also to individuals with an interest in board games.'
Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 65, 2009 - Anne Draffkorn Kilmer
For the reader who wants to learn everything about the origins, antiquity, spread of, and similarity between board games around the world from 10,000 BC to the twenty-first century AD, this impressive book will be more than satisfactory.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714111537
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
8.65(w) x 11.85(h) x 1.04(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews