Excerpt from On American Lot-Games, as Evidence of Asiatic Intercourse Before the Time of Columbus In this manner a simple lot-game like tdb may have given rise to the dice-game which prevails with so great similarity across the world that ordinary European names may be used for it almost indifferently, such as tables, trictac, backgammon. Its introduction may be assigned to Western Asia, probably to Persia, Where it was known at the time of artaxerxes, and ﬂourishes still under the name of nard. It is needless to discuss its later history here, but attention should be drawn to a point which touches the present enquiry. While the dice-game is common to the Eastern and Western worlds, so that an Icelander could easily play backgammon with a Japanese on an ancient Roman board the lot-game which seems to have preceded it spread east rather than west. At any rate if any game like tab or pachisi played with two-faced lots ever reached Western Europe, it is not commonly known, nor recorded in ordinary books on the history of games. In new examining the American games, it will be seen that this bears forcibly, though not indeed conclusively, on the question whether these correspond more closely with games belonging to Asiatics or to Europeans. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Excerpt from On American Lot-Games, as Evidence of Asiatic Intercourse Before the Time of Columbus In this manner a simple lot-game like tdb may have given rise to the dice-game which prevails with so great similarity across the world that ordinary European names may be used for it almost indifferently,
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Investigative reporters Newfield (NY Daily News) and Barrett (Village Voice) attempt to expose the Koch administration's descent into corruption and criminality. No bibliography. Dealing primarily with the time of the industrial radial city (1870-1960), Riess (history, Northeastern Illinois U.) examines the complex interrelationship and interdependence of sport and the city.