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De uitdaging By Govert Westerveld
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Waarom heeft de ene Nederlander succes in Spanje en moet de ander op hangende pootjes weer terugkeren? Een feit is het dat dergelijke dingen men niet op de Universiteit leert, doch wel met het... More > dammen. Met het dammen en schaken leert men denken. Maar kan iedereen wel denken? Waarschijnlijk niet, want Henry Ford zei daarover: "Denken is het zwaarste werk dat er is, wat waarschijnlijk de reden is waarom zo weinigen zich ermee bezighouden." Alhoewel ik van een profesionale dammersloopbaan al vroeg heb afgezien, moet het me wel van het hart dat voor mij het zakenleven altijd dammen was. Die prestatiedrang opgedaan bij het dammen heeft me enorm veel geholpen bij het zakenleven. De bedoeling van dit boek is de mensen duidelijk te maken dat het dammen een zeer gunstige invloed heeft op het mentale karakter van de toekomstige zakenman.< Less
The History of Alquerque-12. Remaining countries. Volume II. By Govert Westerveld
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The first Spanish books about the game of draughts have a very high standard and date from the XVI century, while the first French book comes from the XVII century and the game description is very... More > basic. Contrarily to this evidence scholars did not consider it necessary to grant Spain the honour of being the country of creation of the game of draughts and of the new modality in chess with the new dama. Both the Alquerque-3 and the Alquerque-9 games were known in Roman times. The situation is completely different for the Alquerque-12 game. It is said that the Alquerque has its origin in Egypt. Perhaps this is the case for the Alquerque-3 and Alquerque-9 games, but never for Alquerque-12. Some authors claim that the Alquerque-12 game is a Greek or Roman game, but the great expert of these games, Dr. Ulrich Schädler, discards those theories. The first volume of the Alquerque-12 game unravels France and Spain. The second volume deals with the remaining countries of the world.< Less
El complot para el golpe de Franco By Govert Westerveld
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Uno de los más destacados autores españoles en relación a la Guerra Civil es Ángel Viñas. Tiene dificultades en localizar al desconocido coronel Souza en un... More > documento alemán de antes del golpe de Estado del 18 de julio de 1936 y especula con algunas personas que reciben el mismo apellido. Al no hallar a dicho coronel Souza, no da mucha credibilidad a este documento alemán. Souza era un hombre del alto nivel que pudo estar en contacto con el general Sanjurjo en estos años. Por otro lado, la ciudad de Vigo está situada al lado de Portugal y en este documento alemán, Souza relata que un general español, amigo suyo, había recibido ciertas seguridades de Alemania en el sentido de apoyar a los círculos nacionales en caso de que aconteciera un golpe de estado. El simple hecho de referirse a un general español implica que Souza no es español. Una vez localizado al coronel Souza, el documento alemán aumenta su valor y credibilidad. Tanto, que ya se puede pensar en un complot internacional antes del golpe de Estado.< Less
Ibn Sab’in of the Ricote Valley; the First and Last Islamic Place in Spain By Govert Westerveld
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This book is the outcome of a close study of the Ricote Valley and its famous Sufi Ibn Sab’in. Its purpose is to disclose more of the historical and comparative data. Arab Spaniards have... More > created a glorious human story that lasted for centuries within the scope of the Mediterranean culture. However, a lot of the history of the Ricote Valley is only written in Spanish and still not in English. Andalusian scientists moved from the region of Murcia to the heart of the Islamic world. Their move had quite a deep effect. Among these scientists was the great Sufi philosopher, Muhammad Ibn-‘Abdul-Haq known as Ibn- Sab‘in (d. 669 H. = 1270 AD), who came from the Ricote Valley. He is the originator of the deep philosophical approach in dealing with highly humanistic Sufi thought, and the author of the magnificent treatise Al-Kalam ‘ala Al-Masa’il Al-Siqqilliyya, in which he answered the philosophical questions that Frederick II, the Emperor of Sicily, sent to Muslim scientists in the Mashreq and the Maghreb.< Less