9780714653570

Body and Mind: Sport in Europe from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714653570

  • ISBN10:

    0714653578

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

"Body and Mind : Sport in Europe from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance traces the evolution of sport in Western Europe from the arenas and chariot races of the early modern period, to the triumph of personal decorum and scientific rationalism in the seventeenth century." "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."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xii
Series editors' forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Timelines, historiography, definitionsp. 1
Sport in the forgotten centuries (1): the primary sources to 600 ADp. 19
Sport in the forgotten centuries (2): the primary sources 600-1700p. 36
The sports, the athletes, the material settingp. 60
Tournaments, jousting and the game of deathp. 80
Sport in the service of res publicap. 99
Athletics within the social fabricp. 114
Body and mind: after the Renaissancep. 132
Notesp. 140
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 179
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