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A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World,9780073376493
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A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World



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This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. From Mesoamerica and Ancient Greece to the 2008 Olympic Games, the book touches on religion, politics, social movements, and individuals as they contributed to the development of sport and physical education. An extensive array of pedagogical tools--including timelines, comprehensive lists of chapter objectives, suggested websites, and discussion questions--aids the learning experience.

Table of Contents

Ancient Civilizations
History and Philosophy in Sport and Physical Education
Sumer, Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica
From the Spiritual World to the Secular World: Changing Concepts of the Body
Philosophy, Sport, and Physical Education During the Middle Ages: 900-1400
The Renaissance and the Reformation: 1300-1600
The Age of Science and the Enlightenment: 1560-1789
Philosophical Positions of the Body and the Development of Physical Education: Contributions of the Germans, Swedes, and Danes in Nineteenth-Century Europe
The Theoretical and Professional Development of American Physical Education
The Impact of Science and the Concepts of Health on the Theoretical and Professional Development of Physical Education, 1885-1930
The Transformation of Physical Education: 1900-1939
Historical and Philosophical Development of Sport in America
Sport in the Colonial Period
Changing Concepts of the Body: An Overview of Sport and Play in Nineteenth-Century America
Sport in the Twentieth Century
A Social and Political History of the Modern Olympic Games
Pioneers and Progress: 1896-1936
The Cold War Olympics: 1948-1988
After the Cold War: 1992-2008
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