Sports and Games of the Renaissance

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 199 pagina's

The Renaissance was a period of extraordinary spirit and development that marked a critical stage in the history of sports and games. In Europe the development of a moneyed economy and more refined methods of timekeeping ushered in a new era of leisure and leisure-activity, in which the old tradition of the Shrove Tuesday Football match deepened in the cultural consciousness. In Asia, Sumo's gradual codification began to develop alongside ancestors of the modern game of hackey-sack. In North and South America, European explorers saw how traditional team sports and games such as lacrosse and pelota could serve as an integrating and uniting phenomenon. Series editor Andrew Leibs provides narrative chapters on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Oceania, each of which shows how modern-day form of recreation evolved during the Renaissance. In addition, readers will learn how to play games that had been previously lost to history.

This volume is the latest installment in the Sports and Games Through History series. Each geographically arranged chapter describes sports, games, and rituals of play, along with descriptions on equipment and instructions for making or adapting game pieces.

 

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INTRODUCTION
xiii
AFRICA
1
ASIA
19
EUROPE
53
LATIN AMERICA
99
MIDDLE EAST
115
NORTH AMERICA
129
OCEANIA
169
BIBLIOGRAPHY
189
INDEX
191
Copyright

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Pagina 4 - I was trained up from my earliest years in the art of war. My daily exercise was shooting and throwing javelins; and my mother adorned me with emblems, after the manner of our greatest warriors.

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ANDREW LEIBS is a noted expert on sports and disability. He is the author of A Field Guide for the Sight-Impaired Reader and is editor of Greenwood's Sports & Games through History series. Sports & Games of the Renaissance is his second book. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Leibs New Hampshire Sportswriter of the Year in 1997 for his work at the Manchester Union Leader. He has written on sports and disability for numerous publications, including the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Examiner and has presented at national conferences. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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