Body and Mind

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

By (author) John McClelland , Other adaptation by Boria Majumdar , Other adaptation by J. A. Mangan

List price: US$190.81

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Addressing a gap in the literature to link the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sports, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe. These practices evolved over time as part of a natural process of selection and, more spectacularly, as effects of external factors both social and technological. They also evolved within a wide historical and cultural framework, itself constantly shifting as Europe slowly reconstituted itself after the disintegration of the Roman Empire, and so the book also takes in the changing nature of geopolitical structures, educational systems, religious institutions and the practice of warfare and medicine. The book traces 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.

show more
  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 236.22 x 299.72 x 190.5mm | 9,162.52g
  • 13 Feb 2007
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Frank Cass Publishers
  • London
  • English
  • 14 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white halftones, 4 black & white line drawings
  • 0714653578
  • 9780714653570

Other books in this category

Author Information

University of Toronto, Canada Formerly at the University of Strathclyde, UK La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

show more