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Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chess, draughts, backgammon, and “mankaleh” (a board game), were all commonly played particularly by lower classes in coffeehouses. “Tab,” and “seegeh,” were also played by the lower classes and the ... More


Shaping the Risk

Andrew C. A. Elliott

in What are the Chances of That?: How to Think About Uncertainty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198869023
eISBN:
9780191905490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869023.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

The board game backgammon illustrates that we can control the effects of risk by understanding chances, controlling our exposure to risk, and attending to the preparation of our responses. If we ... More


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