But much much deeper and much more interesting will be the medieval allegories that utilize chess to strengthen societal

But Europeans quickly changed the “shah” to a king, the “vizier” to the queen, the “elephants” to bishops, the “horses” to knights, the “chariots” to castles and also the “foot soldiers” to pawns. The two sides of the board no longer represented the units in an army; they now stood in for Western social order with these changes. Continue reading