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    The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked (Board book) By (author) David Caldwell, By (author) Mark A. Hall, By (author) Caroline M. Wilkinson

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    DescriptionThe humorous and intricately designed Lewis Chessmen were discovered in 1831, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. To preserve the hoard as intactly as possible in a public collection, the majority of the pieces were acquired by the British Museum where they are on permanent display. National Museums Scotland holds 11 pieces, again on permanent display. An exhibition of 30 pieces will tour Scotland from May 2010 to June 2011. This is the book produced to accompany the exhibition; it also stands alone. It looks at the mystery and intrigue surrounding the chessmen and their discovery, and shows how the characters reflected society at the time they were made.

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    The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Caldwell, By (author) Mark A. Hall, By (author) Caroline M. Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Board book
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905267460
    ISBN 10: 1905267460

    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: HDDM
    Abridged Dewey: 708
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    DC22: 731.897941094114, 731.89794109
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    NMSE - Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    NMSE - Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
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    Author Information
    Dr David H. Caldwell is Keeper of Scotland and Europe for National Museums Scotland, responsible for the eleven chessmen in Edinburgh. Mark A. Hall is History Officer at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, where he curates the archaeology collection. Dr Caroline M. Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Forensic anthropology at the Centre for anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee.
    Table of contents
    The Hoard's Discovery the Contents of the Hoard Why Twelfth-century Scandinavian? How Lewis? Lewis and the Kingdom of the Isles The Lewis Chessmen in Lewis Analysing the Chessmen From Trondheim Playing Games The Legacy References and Research