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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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature Author Serina Patterson
ISBN-10 9781137497529
Release 2015-07-29
Pages 241
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The first-of-its-kind, Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature explores the depth and breadth of games in medieval literature and culture. Chapters span from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, and cover England, France, Denmark, Poland, and Spain, re-examining medieval games in diverse social settings such as the church, court, and household.



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



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 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 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.



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.



Body and Mind

Body and Mind Author John McClelland
ISBN-10 9781135773243
Release 2007-01-24
Pages 208
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This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe. Drawing on primary sources, this book takes a thematic approach, looking at the changing nature of geopolitical structures, educational systems, religious institutions and the practice of warfare and medicine and goes on to trace the disappearance of ancient physical culture with its gymnasia, gladiators and chariot races, the invention of a new physical culture based on chivalry around 1000AD, the transformation of that culture in the Renaissance, and its disappearance around 1650 under the influences of new science. Offering a new and original perspective on the relationship between sport and society, this unique study will be of great interest to all historians of sport and culture.



Physical Education Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society

Physical Education  Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society Author Professor of Exercise Science Retired Campbell University William H Freeman
ISBN-10 9781449691059
Release 2013-11-13
Pages 400
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Written for the introductory or foundation course, the Eighth Edition of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society provides a modern, comprehensive, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, exercise science and sport science. The eighth edition details the latest data and technologies, and outlines the varied elements, origins, and developments of these related disciplines. It identifies the conflicts existing in the field, along with discussions related to what the degree should be called, as well as the names of the departments. The text also examines the history, the current state, as well as the expected future issues and trends in physical education. The text is organized in an easy-to-follow format, first defining the profession of exercise sciences and sports, followed by an overview of the disciplines that study the cultural, social, and scientific foundations of this field. In later chapters, it builds upon that foundation and examines career development and job opportunities, looking at the traditional fields of teaching and coaching, the expanding career options of sport management, and the new world of the technological workplace. Chapter 1, What is our Field?, provides a modern look at the discipline of physical education Chapter 14, Current Issues in American Exercise Science and Sport, includes new sections on digital technologies, online education, and digital media which further explore the changes in physical education, exercise science, and sport science Provides the latest data and statistics on the major health crisis of childhood obesity Additional Resources: For Instructors: LMS-ready Test Bank containing over 150 questions with page references PowerPoint Lecture Slides, organized by chapter for ease of use, and highly illustrated and editable Instructor s Manual For Students: The Navigate Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools to help students get the most out of their course. Resources include: Practice Activities Weblinks Interactive Glossary Flashcards Crossword Puzzles"



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