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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.
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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