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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.



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.



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.



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



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.



Egyptian Games and Sports

Egyptian Games and Sports Author Joyce A. Tyldesley
ISBN-10 0747806616
Release 2008-03-04
Pages 56
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The Ancient Egyptian enjoyed a wide range of sports and games young men chased lions and ostriches across the desert. Children played with balls and dolls. Even the Egyptian kings took their own sporting prowess very seriously. This work looks at the range of sports and games played in the times of the Ancient Egyptians.



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.



Ringside

Ringside Author Scott Beekman
ISBN-10 027598401X
Release 2006
Pages 188
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Provides the first full-length history of professional wrestling in the United States.



2002

2002 Author Massimo Mastrogregori
ISBN-10 9783110932980
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 439
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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.



Gender in Medieval Culture

Gender in Medieval Culture Author Michelle M. Sauer
ISBN-10 9781441186942
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 224
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Gender in Medieval Culture provides a detailed examination of medieval society's views on both gender and sexuality, and shows how they are inextricably linked. Sex roles were clearly defined in the medieval world although there were exceptions to the rules, and this book examines both the commonplace world view and the exceptions to it. The volume looks not only at the social and economic considerations of gender but also the religious and legal implications, arguing that both ecclesiastical and secular laws governed behaviour. The book covers key topics, including femininity and masculinity and how medieval society constructed these terms; sexuality and sex; transgressive sexualities such as homosexuality, adultery and chastity; and the gendered body of Christ, including the idea of Jesus as mother and affective spirituality. Using a clear chapter structure for easy navigation and categorisation, as well as a glossary of terms, the book will be a vital resource for students of medieval history.



Sport And Society History Power And Culture

Sport And Society  History  Power And Culture Author Scambler, Graham
ISBN-10 9780335227785
Release 2005-05-01
Pages 226
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This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.



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.



Good game

Good game Author Shirl J. Hoffman
ISBN-10 PSU:000067793945
Release 2010-02
Pages 341
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In recent years the United States has seen an influx of Christian athletes and coaches into big-time sports, as well as a heightened importance placed on sports in church programs and enormous platforms for intercollegiate sports at Christian schools and colleges. However, as Shirl Hoffman critiques, a Christian vision of sport remains merely superficialreplete with prayers before free throws and praises after touchdowns but offering little if any alternative vision from the secular sports culture. Far from being the kind of life-affirming, faith-affirming events that they could be, games played in Christian college gymnasiums, for example, too often end up as mockeries of the faith statements given prominence in their mission statements.Here, in this thoughtful, narrative-driven exploration, Hoffman retells numerous fascinating stories from the world of ancient and contemporary sports and draws on the history of the Christian tradition as he seeks to answer the question What would it mean to think Christianly about sport?