Michael Dummett, John McLeod's A History of Games Played With the Tarot Pack: The Game of PDF

By Michael Dummett, John McLeod

ISBN-10: 0773464476

ISBN-13: 9780773464476

This two-volume booklet offers as entire a heritage as will be accomplished today of a kin of card video games that originated within the first area of the XV century, and is for this reason one of many very oldest nonetheless practiced. it's the relatives of video games performed with the Tarot pack. opposite to renowned trust, the Tarot pack used to be no longer invented for fortune-telling or the other occult goal: that was once an accretion relationship from the past due XVIII century. It used to be invented to play a brand new form of card video game: its nice contribution was once to introduce the belief of trumps into card play. The video games unfold to France and Switzerland within the early XVI century, and as a result over virtually the total of Europe. In doing so, it constructed a very good multiplicity of other kinds: the relatives is way extra various than the other, whereas maintaining a relentless relevant middle. This publication will assemble fabric that's largely scattered and intensely difficult to come back by means of, a great deal of it now not another way available in print in any respect. it is going to consequently be an necessary reference paintings for all who're drawn to the historical past of this video game or any specific department of it. it is going to additionally provide examples, extra instructive than should be given from the other relatives of card video games, of ways video games evolve. eventually it is going to be of best price to any who desire to play a number of different types of the sport.

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A ‘phonogram’ has no intrinsic meaning but expresses a meaningless sound. Phonograms may render phonemes (or the like; these signs are called ‘letters’, like the English sign w) or syllables (these signs are called ‘syllabograms’, like the ‘common’ nCMCs signs e and ‚, rendering e and ro respectively). Personal count of all the CM 1 identified phonograms (even if deliberately erased by an ancient writer) as edited in HoChyMin: 63–280. The five phonograms of the Opheltas bronze spit have been excluded, however: see above.

I call an ‘ideogram’ any sign having an intrinsic meaning (for instance, in English script, the sign 1, which expresses in itself the ‘unit one’). A ‘phonogram’ has no intrinsic meaning but expresses a meaningless sound. Phonograms may render phonemes (or the like; these signs are called ‘letters’, like the English sign w) or syllables (these signs are called ‘syllabograms’, like the ‘common’ nCMCs signs e and ‚, rendering e and ro respectively). Personal count of all the CM 1 identified phonograms (even if deliberately erased by an ancient writer) as edited in HoChyMin: 63–280.

HoChyMin: 413–14. This list has a total of seventy-two phonograms but has: (a) forgotten 078 (hapax in HoChyMin ##064); (b) mistakenly included 083 and 084 that do not occur ..... in the texts – both signs appear only in the apparatus criticus of HoChyMin ##071, while a reading 061 ..... has been preferred to 083 and 084 in the edition; the same apparatus criticus wrongly quotes an example of 084 in HoChyMin ##163 (in this same text there is no 084 at 061); (c) analysed as all, and the relevant sign is read as 064 .....

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