Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Donald G. Kyle

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Donald G. Kyle year 2006
  • Book name: Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World
  • Author: Donald G. Kyle
  • Release date: 2006/9/18
  • Publisher: JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9780631229711
  • Rating: 7.96 of 10
  • Votes: 312
  • Review by: Jackson Norman
  • Review rating: 8.85 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/3
  • Total pages: 424
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This is a readable, up-to-date, illustrated introduction to the history of sport and spectacle in the ancient world from the Ancient Near East through Greek and Hellenistic times and into the Roman Empire. Covers athletics, combat sports, chariot racing, beast fights and gladiators. Traces the precursors of Greek and Roman sports and spectacles in the Ancient Near East and the Bronze Age Aegean. Investigates the origins, nature and meaning of sport, covering issues of violence, professionalism, class, gender and eroticism. Challenges the notion that Greek sport and Roman spectacle were polar opposites. Approaches sport and spectacle as overlapping and compatible features of civilized states and empires.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 25H47M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural History, Ancient History: To C 500 CE, Sports Books, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
  • Available formats: ODT, DOC, EPUB, PDF, WORD, AZW, TXT, PML. Compressed in TAR.LZO, DEB, BZ, RAR, RPM, TZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 33.16 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x224x26mm
  • Weight: 580.61g
  • Printed by: BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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