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  • Hardcover
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  • Ivory Vikings The King the Walrus the Artist and the Empire That Created the World's Most Famous Chessmen
  • Nancy Marie Brown
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 9781137279378

10 thoughts on “Ivory Vikings The King the Walrus the Artist and the Empire That Created the World's Most Famous Chessmen

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    When ninety three meticulously carved 12th century walrus ivory chessmen were discovered in the decidedly protestant sands of Scotland’s Isle of Lewis in 1831 a haul that included 16 alarmingly Catholic looking bishops n

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    The year is 1831 the place a sandy stretch of Scottish beach that has shifted just enough to reveal the edge of

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    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I know very little about chess I know how to play I’m not very good and I think som

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    I thought I was buying a book about the Lewis chessmen I've been to the beach where they found them and I've seen them in the British Museum so I was interested to learn The book's title is a play on words though The author aims to solve the mystery of where the chessmen came from and who carved them In the process we learn about the hugely profitable trade in walrus ivory in medieval times and before about the

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    I was disappointed by this book the theory the author presents while plausible and interesting remains nothing than a theory The subject of the book which is the Lewis chessmen pieces are never given a solid point of origin in this book the author also recognizes that while her theory that the chessmen were made

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    I've been intrigued by the Lewis chess set since I first saw pieces in Edinburgh and London long ago on early research trips Brown c

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    Why do the publishers of popular history works so often insist on giving them titles which set up grand claims that the bo

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    Look at them They are so captivating I'll be honest I went into this book with completely different expectations I read t

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    Thanks St Martin's Press and netgalley for arc If I ever make it across the pond I would love to vist these chessm

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    Ivory Vikings The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them written by Nancy Marie Brown and publis

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Ivory Vikings The King the Walrus the Artist and the Empire That Created the World's Most Famous Chessmen

Tries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct Norway and Scotland Ireland and Iceland and Greenland and North America The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s And finally it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century Margret the Adroit of Iceland. Look at them They are so captivating I ll be honest I went into this book with completely different expectations I read this as a book talking about chess masters throughout the ages and the women who made them Turns out that this is about the Lewis chessmen and the woman who literally made them Chess is a historic pastime that has traversed down to today s generation It s played by the rich poor old young friends snobs family and experts It s a universal game because of its infinite play ability Every time you play you learn And of course due to the illustriousness of the game thousands of sets have been created With its famous players the physical representation of chess becomes a board for every artist out there There are many chess sets in the world Those of great prestig

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St visited and beloved objectsuestions abounded Who carved them Where Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology art history forensics and the history of board games In the process Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic and the sea road connected coun. I ve been intrigued by the Lewis chess set since I first saw pieces in Edinburgh and London long ago on early research trips Brown carefully reconstructs the world that made them a flourishing Iceland embedded in a North Atlantic trade empire of walrus tusks walrus skin sailing ropes and Viking navigational daring drawn to Abbasid silver down the rivers of Russia Identifying the Bishop who most likely commissioned them and his network of family and educational contacts from England to Rome as well as the woman Margaret the Adroit whose workshop carved them Brown makes these little figures emblematic of their world shield biting berzerkers anxious kings stylish bishops and braid twisting ueens Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, ruled the North Atlantic and the sea Homewrecker research trips Brown carefully Make your own model forts & castles reconstructs the world that made them a flourishing Iceland embedded in a North Atlantic trade empire of walrus tusks walrus skin sailing Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury ropes and Viking navigational daring drawn to Abbasid silver down the How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim rivers of Russia Identifying the Bishop who most likely commissioned them and his network of family and educational contacts from England to Rome as well as the woman Margaret the Adroit whose workshop carved them Brown makes these little figures emblematic of their world shield biting berzerkers anxious kings stylish bishops and braid twisting ueens

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In the early 1800's on a Hebridean beach in Scotland the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory Norse netsuke each face individual each full of uirks the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Housed at the British Museum they are among its mo. Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I know very little about chess I know how to play I m not very good and I think some of the chess sets the Lewis chessmen included are awesome works of art That s about it Oh and I like the horses and my favorite rooks are castles on elephants Just so you know Brown s easy to read book is about the famous Lewis Chessman and if you don t recognize the term Lewis Chessmen don t worry You have most likely seen a picture of them somewhere so odds are you know them without knowing that you know them if you know what I mean Brown thesis is that the chessman where Icelandic in original most likely the work of Margaret the Adroit Now I can hear someone saying something like oh no not another feminist revisionist whatisit While I am sure that