Forum Event: The Birth of Chess? Linnaeus and the Viking Game of Hnefatafl
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Forum Event: The Birth of Chess? Linnaeus and the Viking Game of Hnefatafl

2/15/2011

When: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
16:00
Where: Fisher Memorial Chapel
Rockford Collge
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, Illinois  61108
United States
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The Birth of Chess?: Linnaeus and the Viking Game of Hnefatafl
by John C. Ashton

An independent scholar, Mr. Ashton discusses his new translation of Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus' 1732 Lapland botanical expedition journal. The translation resulted in contributions to Viking age archeology though its description of a board game called Tablut, related to the Viking game of Hnefatafl.

Sponsored by the Rockford College Eta of Illinois Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
 
 
 

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