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

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-25
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Mechikoff’s A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education offers an engaging and informative overview of the philosophy of sport from Egypt to Ancient Greece and on to the present time. From Mesoamerica and Ancient Greece to the 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--aid the learning experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education

Chapter 2: Summer, Egypt, China and Mesoamerica

Chapter 3: Greece

Chapter 4: Rome

Chapter 5: Philosophy, Sport, and Physical Education During the Middle Ages: 900-1400

Chapter 6: The Renaissance and the Reformation: 1300-1600

Chapter 7: The Age of Science and the Enlightenment: 1560-1789

Chapter 8: Philosophical Positions of the Body and the Development of Physical Education

Chapter 9: Sport in the Colonial Period

Chapter 10: Changing Concepts of the Body: An Overview of Sport and Play in Nineteenth-Century America

Chapter 11: The Impact of Science and the Concept of Health on the Theoretical and Professional Development of Physical Education: 1885 - 1930

Chapter 12: The Transformation of Physical Education: 1900 - 1939

Chapter 13: The Evolution of Physical Education: 1940 and Beyond

Chapter 14: Sport in the Twentieth Century

Chapter 15: Pioneers and Progress: 1896 - 1936

Chapter 16: The Cold War Olympics: 1948 – 1988

Chapter 17: After the Cold War: 1992 - 2012

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