Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 2017

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784994204

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A cultural history of chess-players

Minds, machines, and monsters

First Edition

John Sharples

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a book-length study of the cultural figure of the chess-player throughout the medieval, early-modern, and modern periods
  • Makes an original contribution to the history of chess and chess-players, including chapters on the Automaton Chess-Player, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov
  • Highlights a novel way of seeing the chess-player in terms of monster theory and contemporary theory
  • Utilises a wide variety of historical and literary evidence, including newspapers, periodicals, detective novels, science-fiction, comic-books, films, and documentaries

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