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.

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

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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

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.

Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society

Author: Professor of Exercise Science Retired Campbell University William H Freeman,William H. Freeman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449691056

Category: Education

Page: 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"

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.

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.

Sports

The Complete Visual Reference

Author: Francois Fortin

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978078

Category: Reference

Page: 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.

Sport und Spiel bei den Germanen

Nordeuropa von der römischen Kaiserzeit bis zum Mittelalter

Author: Matthias Teichert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110338297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 543

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Auch der vormoderne Mittel- und Nordeuropäer ist als „homo ludens“ vorzustellen. So begegnen uns verschiedenste Spiele sportliche Disziplinen im Germanischen und Keltischen in mannigfacher Funktion als literarisches Motiv in fiktionalen Texten und als mythologische Chiffre. Spielverbote sind für die Rechtsgeschichte einschlägig. Reichhaltiges archäologisches Material dokumentiert diesen kulturellen Bereich auch realhistorisch. Die im vorliegenden Band versammelten Aufsätze ergründen das Phänomen „Spiel und Sport“ in seinen philologischen, archäologischen, kunsthistorischen sowie kultur- und sozialgeschichtlichen Bezügen. Der behandelte Zeitraum reicht von der Erwähnung des Würfelspiels bei Tacitus über die höfische Falknerei bis zur Spielkultur im schwedischen Bergmannsmilieu des 17. Jahrhunderts. Das Themenspektrum umfasst Würfel- und Brettspiele, die ritterlichen septem probitates, (Beiz-)Jagd, Ballspiele, Kampfkunst, Pferdekämpfe und Bootswettfahrten.

Sport and Physical Education in Germany

Author: Ken Hardman,Roland Naul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135802912

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.

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.

Artifacts from Medieval Europe

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696220

Category: Art

Page: 321

View: 2014

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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources

Catholic Perspectives on Sports

From Medieval to Modern Times

Author: Patrick Kelly

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809147955

Category: Religion

Page: 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.

Worldwide Experiences and Trends in Sport for All

Author: Lamartine Pereira da Costa,Ana Miragaya

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841260851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 792

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This collective volume contributes to a growing debate concerning the extent to which we are now living in a global society shaped by sport in addition to economy, technology and so on. It covers 36 countries from five continents, analyzed by 87 contributors, so it offers a large comparative study. It is also a data bank of national information resources for students, researchers, policy-makers, sports leaders and managers. By means of a standard framework used in all chapters, the collected data from national cases on history, management and culture of sport provide interpretations of marketing, sponsorship, finance, target groups, settings for activities, strategy of promotion and social changes as related to Sport for All. This cross-national approach seeks to offer adequate meaning to the practices of each country, stimulating further research on specific themes of physical activities for health and leisure, either in affluent or poor social conditions. The concluding chapter lays the groundwork of Sport for All.

Sporting Sounds

Relationships Between Sport and Music

Author: Anthony Bateman,Halliwick Psychotherapy Department Anthony Bateman, Dr,John Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134067453

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Music and sport are both highly significant cultural forms, yet the substantial and longstanding connections between the two have largely been overlooked. Sporting Sounds addresses this oversight in an intriguing and innovative collection of essays. With contributions from leading international psychologists, sociologists, historians, musicologists and specialists in sports and cultural studies, the book illuminates our understanding of the vital part music has played in the performance, reception and commodification of sport. It explores a fascinating range of topics and case studies, including: The use of music to enhance sporting performance Professional applications of music in sport Sporting anthems as historical commemorations Music at the Olympics Supporter rock music in Swedish sport Caribbean cricket and calypso music From local fan cultures to international mega-events, music and sport are inextricably entwined. Sporting Sounds is a stimulating and illuminating read for anybody with an interest in either of these cultural forms.

History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland

Author: Edward J Cowan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748629505

Category: History

Page: 336

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This book examines the ordinary, routine, daily behaviour, experiences and beliefs of people in Scotland from the earliest times to 1600. Its purpose is to discover the character of everyday life in Scotland over time and to do so, where possible, within a comparative context. Its focus is on the mundane, but at the same time it takes heed of the people's experience of wars, famine, environmental disaster and other major causes of disturbance, and assesses the effects of longer-term processes of change in religion, politics, and economic and social affairs. In showing how the extraordinary impinged on the everyday, the book draws on every possible kind of evidence including a diverse range of documentary sources, artefactual, environmental and archaeological material, and the published work of many disciplines.The authors explore the lives of all the people of Scotland and provide unique insights into how the experience of daily life varied across time according to rank, class, gender, age, religion

A New History of Ireland, Volume II : Medieval Ireland 1169-1534

Medieval Ireland 1169-1534

Author: Art Cosgrove

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191561658

Category: History

Page: 1066

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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume II opens with a character study of medieval Ireland and a panoramic view of the country c.1169, followed by nineteen chapters of narrative history, with a survey of `Land and People, c.1300'. There are further chapters on Gaelic and colonial society, economy and trade, literature in Irish, French, and English, architecture and sculpture, manuscripts and illuminations, and coinage.

Tennis:Cultural History

Author: Heiner Gillmeister

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780718501952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 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.