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Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures

Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures Author Sally E. D. Wilkins
ISBN-10 0313317119
Release 2002
Pages 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.



Sports and Games of the Ancients

Sports and Games of the Ancients Author Steve Craig
ISBN-10 0313316007
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 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.



Sports and Games of the Renaissance

Sports and Games of the Renaissance Author Andrew Leibs
ISBN-10 0313327726
Release 2004
Pages 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.



Catholic Perspectives on Sports

Catholic Perspectives on Sports Author Patrick Kelly
ISBN-10 9780809147953
Release 2012
Pages 212
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According to author Patrick Kelly, Catholics have always engaged in play and sports. During the Middle Ages, games and sports were played on feast days and Sundays, and these activities are shown in prayer books, in woodcuts, and on stained-glass windows in churches and cathedrals. Contrary to the view of some sports historians, pre-Reformation Christians did not "loathe the flesh" but instead insisted on the unity of body and soul. Book jacket.



Understanding Sports Culture

Understanding Sports Culture Author Tony Schirato
ISBN-10 9781848607460
Release 2007-09-27
Pages 160
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"In only 138 pages of text he manages a broad sweep across sports history and culture... Schirato brings the eye of a critical fan to his analysis of sport - he treats it seriously as a social practice and as a social institution... [He] achieves his aims by providing a useful, provocative and non-dogmatic text that should be useful to undergraduate and graduate sport studies programmes." - Malcolm MacLean, Sport in History "A particular strength of Understanding Sports Culture is the author's ability to meet the claim for breadth of student readership. The book is clearly structured, flagging from the outset a journey from ancient sporting times and the assumed human need of play to the development of modern and ultimately global and highly commercialized sporting cultures." - John Hughson, European Journal of Cultural Studies ?Understanding Sport Culture traces and analyzes the development of the modern field of sport from its ancient and medieval precursors (the festivals of Greece and Rome, and games such as folk football), through to its inception in the mid-nineteenth century as a set of activities designed to instill character and discipline in students in exclusive British public schools, up to its transformation into a global institution and popular spectacle. The narrative also focuses on and provides a detailed account of the gradual coming together of sport and the media. It explains how this relationship has accentuated sport's status as one of the most important sites in contemporary culture, while simultaneously threatening its existence. As part of the Understanding Contemporary Culture series this book is aimed at a broad range of students from undergraduate to graduate level, who want to know more and be fully informed on sport, its relationship to the media, and its cultural dynamics.



Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries Author Robert Crego
ISBN-10 0313316104
Release 2003-01
Pages 274
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Examines the role of sports and games in everyday life around the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Sports and Games of the Renaissance

Sports and Games of the Renaissance Author Andrew Leibs
ISBN-10 0313327726
Release 2004
Pages 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.



Nation at Play

Nation at Play Author Ronojoy Sen
ISBN-10 9780231539937
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 368
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Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India’s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and made wholly India’s own. Sen’s innovative project casts sport less as a natural expression of human competition than as an instructive practice reflecting a unique play with power, morality, aesthetics, identity, and money. Sen follows the transformation of sport from an elite, kingly pastime to a national obsession tied to colonialism, nationalism, and free market liberalization. He pays special attention to two modern phenomena: the dominance of cricket in the Indian consciousness and the chronic failure of a billion-strong nation to compete successfully in international sporting competitions, such as the Olympics. Innovatively incorporating examples from popular media and other unconventional sources, Sen not only captures the political nature of sport in India but also reveals the patterns of patronage, clientage, and institutionalization that have bound this diverse nation together for centuries.



Sports Exercise and Fitness

Sports  Exercise  and Fitness Author Mary Beth Allen
ISBN-10 1563088193
Release 2005
Pages 287
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.



Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World From Buzkashi to Zorbing

Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World  From Buzkashi to Zorbing Author Victoria Williams Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781610696401
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 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



Sports

Sports Author Allen Guttmann
ISBN-10 1558496106
Release 2007-04
Pages 448
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From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, sports have been shaped by - and in turn have helped shape - the culture of which it is part. This work traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.



National Identity and Global Sports Events

National Identity and Global Sports Events Author Alan Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9780791482483
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 253
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Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.



Sports and Pastimes of the Middle Ages

Sports and Pastimes of the Middle Ages Author John Marshall Carter
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029924852
Release 1988
Pages 78
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Sports

Sports Author Francois Fortin
ISBN-10 1552978079
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 380
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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.



Tennis Cultural History

Tennis Cultural History Author Heiner Gillmeister
ISBN-10 0718501950
Release 1998-10-01
Pages 452
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Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.



Women s Sports

Women s Sports Author Allen Guttmann
ISBN-10 023106957X
Release 1991-01
Pages 339
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Traces the history of women in sports from ancient civilizations to the present, analyzing the relationship between social class and choice of sport, and the varying ways sporting women are perceived in different cultures



The Games People Play

The Games People Play Author Robert Ellis
ISBN-10 9781630873844
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 336
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In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, "Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all."