Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures

Author: Sally E. D. Wilkins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317118

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Describes sports and games that were played from the 5th through 15th centuries in areas such as Africa, Asia, India, the Middle East, the Americas, Oceania, and Europe, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
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Sports, Exercise, and Fitness

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Lois Allen,Mary Beth Allen

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088193

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 287

View: 1981

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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.
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Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing

From Buzkashi to Zorbing

Author: Victoria R. Williams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696409

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 369

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With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions
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Sports and Games of the Renaissance

Author: Andrew Leibs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327728

Category: History

Page: 199

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Presents a history of sports and games in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania and the effect that the intellectual and technological innovations of the period (between the mid-15th and mid-17th centuries) had on such recreations.
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Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe

States, Media and Markets 1950-2010

Author: Alan Tomlinson,Christopher Young,Richard Holt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660526

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the modern era, sport has been an important agent, and symptom, of the political, cultural and commercial pressures for convergence and globalization. In this fascinating, inter-disciplinary study, leading international scholars explore the making of modern sport in Europe, illuminating sport and its cultural and economic impacts in the context of the supra-state formations and global markets that have re-shaped national and trans-national cultures in the later twentieth century. The book focuses on the emergence and expansion of media markets, high-performance sport’s transformation by, and effects upon, Cold War dynamics and relations, and the implications of the Treaty of Rome for an emerging European identity in sport as in other areas (for example, the influence of soccer’s governing body in Europe, UEFA, and its club and international competitions). It traces the connections between the forces of ideological division, economic growth, leisure consumption, European integration and the development of European sport, and examines the role of sport in the changing relationship between Europe and the US. Illuminating a key moment in global cultural history, this book is important reading for any student or scholar working in international studies, modern history or sport.
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Sports

The Complete Visual Reference

Author: Francois Fortin

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978078

Category: Reference

Page: 372

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An overview of the sports world documents the history, equipment, rules, and strategies for more than one hundred fifty sports, including track and field, swimming, archery, skiing, martial arts, roller hockey, and bodybuilding.
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Sports and Games of the Ancients

Author: Steve Craig

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316005

Category: History

Page: 271

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Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
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Sports

An Illustrated History

Author: David G. McComb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195100972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 139

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Surveys the history of athletic competition from the time of ancient civilizations through the twentieth century.
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Essays on Sport History and Sport Mythology

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890964545

Category: History

Page: 154

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Sport has always been a legitimate focus for human energy, and in the last fifteen years it has emerged as a legitimate focus for scholarly energy as well. In this interdisciplinary overview of the study of sport, sociology, intellectual history, psychology, anthropology, and literature are brought to bear in seeking new understanding of the role and significance of sport in society. Some of the conclusions will be controversial or even disturbing, and the breadth of the volume clearly demonstrates that sport history is not merely a hobby. As Jack W. Berryman notes in the introduction to the volume: “Each essay, in some distinctive manner, confronts the problem of general preconceptions and misconceptions in the study of sport history. The authors ask fundamental questions: what is sport, what is its significance over time, and how can sport be studied effectively?” Donald G. Kyle opens the questions with an examination of the myth of the decline of ancient Greek sport. Stephen Hardy proposes a new model for the interpretation of both early and modern sport. Steven A. Riess questions the historicity of the myth of social mobility through sport in America. Richard D. Mandell explains the history of theoretically profound and earnest modern criticism of sport. Allen Guttmann demythologizes the relationship between erotic impulses and sport. This serious and timely study of sport aids in the reevaluation of many popular beliefs and traditional scholarly interpretations concerning sport in various ages and cultures. It offers much of value to all those interested in contemplating the nature and history of the phenomenon of sport.
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