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    Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence and Culture (Sport and History Series) (Paperback) By (author) Michael B. Poliakoff

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    DescriptionA leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration, Michael B. Poliakoff discusses such topics as the function of competition and violent games in ancient society; on the social background of the participants, showing the broad spectrum of Greek athletic personnel; on the significance of the appearance of combat sport in myth and literature; and on the alleged cultic functions of the ancient combat sports. The book is copiously illustrated with photographs of numerous objects rarely or never before published.

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    Combat Sports in the Ancient World
    Competition, Violence and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael B. Poliakoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 332 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300063127
    ISBN 10: 0300063121

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFFE
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BIC subject category V2: WST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24470
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000
    B&T Approval Code: A09160000
    DC22: 796.815
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    DC20: 796.8093
    LC classification: 86032419
    Thema V1.0: JBFK, NHTB, NHD, NHC, NHG, SR
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven