Some Less-Known Gaming Sources

This is a list put together by Jim Marchand, and taken from the MEDTEXTL mailing list with permission.

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While working on another project, I gathered this small bibliography on gaming. It is not thorough, but it is something. I have not seen the items mentioned, except for one or two.

Carpenter, Dwayne E., "Fickle Fortune: Gambling in Medieval Spain," Studies in Philology 85 (1988), 267-278.

Rendall, Thomas, "Gawain and the Game of Chess," The Chaucer Review: A Journal of Medieval Studies and Literary Criticism 27 (1992), 186-99.

Castle, Dorothy R., The Diabolical Game to Win Man's Soul: A Rhetorical and Structural Approach to Mankind. American University Studies IV: English Language and Literature 70 (NY: Peter Lang, 1990)

Menendez Collera, Ana, "El juego poetico del siglo XV: Los tres ejemplos mas significativos" (Dissertation Abstracts International 49.1 (1988, July), 88A.

Rath, Sura P., "Game, Play, Literature: An Introduction," South Central Review: The Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association 3 (1986), 1-53

Marino, James A. G., "An Annotated Bibliography of Play and Literature," Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Litterature Comparee 12 (1985), 306-358

Olmert, Michael, "Towneley Processus Talentorum: Dicing towards Jerusalem," Florilegium: Carleton University Annual Papers on Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 5 (1983), 157-177.

Torrini-Roblin, Gloria, "Gomen and Gab: Two Models for Play in Medieval Literature," Romance Philology 38 (1984), 32-40. I liked the title.

Olmert, Michael, "Game-Playing, Moral Purpose, and the Structure of Pearl," The Chaucer Review: A Journal of Medieval Studies and Literary Criticism, 21 (1987), 383-403

Eales, Richard, "The Game of Chess: An Aspect of Medieval Knightly Culture," Papers for First & Second Strawberry Hill Confs. The Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood, ed. Harper-Bill, Christopher, and Harvey, Ruth (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 1986), 12-34.

Blakeslee, Merritt R., Lo dous jocz sotils: La Partie d'echecs dans la poesie des troubadours," Cahiers de Civilisation Medievale (Xe-XIIe Siecles) 28 (1985), 213-222.

Taylor, Steven M., "God's Queen: Chess Imagery in the Poetry of Gautier de Coinci," Fifteenth-Century Studies 17 (1990), 403-419.

Jim Marchand.