A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/125992243X.jpeg 7 9781259922435 A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education - From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World, has been meaningfully written to engage readers with essential information and critical introspection that is meant to inspire and educate. This edition highlights salient individuals, movements, beliefs, and events that have impacted the long and storied historical and philosophical development of sport, physical education, and kinesiology. Robert Mechikoff offers students a layered and scholarly look into the sports and physical activities of the world - ranging from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the emergence of the professional and academic disciplines of physical education and kinesiology in the modern world, as well as the political and social modern realities of the Olympic Games.
A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World

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

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By Robert Mechikoff
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Copyright: 2020
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A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World, 7e

CHAPTER 1: History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education
CHAPTER 2: Sumer, 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 Enlightenment: 1560-1789
CHAPTER 8: Philosophical Positions of the Body and the Development of Physical Education: Contributions of the Germans, Swedes, and Danes in Nineteenth-Century Europe
CHAPTER 9: Sport in the Colonial Period
CHAPTER 10: Changing Concepts of the Body
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: 2008-2018


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Robert Mechikoff

Robert Mechikoff is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University where he has taught history of sport and philosophy courses since 1981. He received his BA in Political Science from Long Beach State University as well as his MA in Physical Education. Professor Mechikoff earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University where he studied history and philosophy. He coached football and swimming at both the high school and college level. Professor Mechikoff is an internationally recognized scholar, conducting extensive research and lecturing in the history and philosophy of the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games all over the world. He is a member of The Olympic Family, The International Society of Olympic Historians, and has served as Supervising Professor at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece on more then once occasion where he taught philosophy to graduate students from 25 different countries. In 1982, Professor Mechikoff served as Founding President and CEO of USA Volleyball (Men’s Team). The U.S. Olympic Men’s Team won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympiad. He is a frequent lecturer at the British Olympic Academy and numerous Olympic Academy’s and Universities around the world. His interest in sport in antiquity, especially Greek athletics, is evident in his latest research. Since 2002 Professor Mechikoff has assisted in the work being conducted at the archeological site in Ancient Nemea, one of the four great athletic festivals of ancient Greece. He is a frequent visitor to the Olympic Museum and Studies Center in Lausanne, Switzerland and knows many members of the International Olympic Committee on a personal basis. Because of his international reputation as an Olympic Scholar, the International Olympic Committee awarded him the title of “Distinguished Guest of the IOC” during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He is one of the few Kinesiology / Physical Education Professors who can (albeit with difficulty), translate ancient Greek from their original sources. He speaks and reads French, Modern Greek, Spanish, and Russian; one day he hopes to actually be able to understand what the French, Greek, Spanish, and Russians are saying to him. In addition to his scholarly contributions in history and philosophy, Professor Mechikoff has published several texts in sport psychology as well as an introduction to kinesiology text. He is frequently sought out by the media to share his expertise on issues pertaining to ethics in sport, fan and coaching behavior, sport history, and the Olympics. He enjoys lecturing in North America as well as abroad.

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