Sports And Games Of The Renaissance

Autore: Andrew Leibs
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327728
Grandezza: 43,67 MB
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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.

Unique Games And Sports Around The World

Autore: Eileen Crowley Sullivan
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297786
Grandezza: 42,72 MB
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Looks at over three hundred sports and games from different cultures around the world, providing details about the rules, as well as information about typical players, the symbolism involved, and the equipment needed to play.

The Culture Of Sports In The Harlem Renaissance

Autore: Daniel Anderson
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 147662898X
Grandezza: 44,48 MB
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Vista: 6208
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During the African American cultural resurgence of the 1920s and 1930s, professional athletes shared the spotlight with artists and intellectuals. Negro League baseball teams played in New York City’s major-league stadiums and basketball clubs shared the bill with jazz bands at late night casinos. Yet sports rarely appear in the literature on the Harlem Renaissance. Although the black intelligentsia largely dismissed the popularity of sports, the press celebrated athletics as a means to participate in the debates of the day. A few prominent writers, such as Claude McKay and James Weldon Johnson, used sports in distinctive ways to communicate their vision of the Renaissance. Meanwhile, the writers of the Harlem press promoted sports with community consciousness, insightful analysis and a playful love of language, and argued for their importance in the fight for racial equality.

Sports And Games Of The Ancients

Autore: Steve Craig
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316005
Grandezza: 25,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4860
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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 18th And 19th Centuries

Autore: Robert Crego
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316104
Grandezza: 10,35 MB
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Vista: 4592
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Examines the role of sports and games in everyday life around the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Italian Renaissance

Autore: Marilyn Chase
Editore: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1558635238
Grandezza: 19,91 MB
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Vista: 6642
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Deals with the Medici family, Italian humanists, artists, and other aspects of the Renaissance period in Italy.

Body And Mind

Autore: John McClelland
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135773246
Grandezza: 40,44 MB
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Vista: 8606
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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.

Sport Politics And Literature In The English Renaissance

Autore: Gregory M. Colón Semenza
Editore: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874138443
Grandezza: 45,49 MB
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Vista: 7435
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This is the first book-length study of the crucial relationship between sport and the political and imaginative literature of Renaissance England. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, educators, medical practitioners, and military scientists were among the many contemporaries who praised sport as necessary and functional - physiologically beneficial to the individual practitioner, vital to the preparedness of the military, and necessary to the maintenance of traditional class hierarchy. Sport's significance in the period is perhaps best registered by its literal and metaphorical centrality in such popular works of literature as Shakespeare's histories, Walton's Compleat Angler, and Milton's Samson Agonistes, as well as its prominence in ecclesiastical and secular legislation and polemics. By reconstructing a cultural history of sport and investigating representations of it in contemporary prose, poetry, and drama, the book demonstrates sport's pivotal position in the interlocking spheres of Renaissance science, politics, and art. Gregory M. Colon Semenza is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Civilization Of Europe In The Renaissance

Autore: John Hale
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803526
Grandezza: 58,75 MB
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Vista: 7141
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Includes material on "European history from around 1450-1620."

The Philosophers Game

Autore: Ann Elizabeth Moyer
Editore: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472112289
Grandezza: 43,68 MB
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An exploration of the history of a mathematical board game played in medieval and Renaissance Europe