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Porter, D. (2015, October 01). Penn Library's LJS 267 - De ludo scacchorum seu de moribus hominum ... (Video Orientation). [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/sims_video/75
Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 267 - De ludo scacchorum seu de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ... , by Jacobus, de Cessolis. Written in Italy in 1409.
Summary: Compilation, mostly in Latin, of religious, literary, historical, and natural-historical works, including classical and contemporary selections, as well as letters by humanist writers Francesco Petrarca and Donatus Albanzani. Over a quarter of the manuscript is devoted to the De ludo scachorum of Jacobus de Cessolis, a collection of sermons about the proper relationships between a king and various classes of subjects, compared to the rules of chess.