A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Educations: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World / Edition 2

A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Educations: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World / Edition 2

by Robert A. Mechikoff, Steven G. Estes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0697258831

ISBN-13: 9780697258830

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. From Mesoamerica and Ancient Greece to the 2008 Olympic Games, the book touches on

Overview

This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. From Mesoamerica and Ancient Greece to the 2008 Olympic Games, the book touches on religion, politics, social movements, and individuals as they contributed to the development of sport and physical education. An extensive array of pedagogical tools--including timelines, comprehensive lists of chapter objectives, suggested websites, and discussion questions--aids the learning experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780697258830
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Section I Ancient Civilizations

1. History and Philosophy in Sport and Physical Education

2. Sumer, Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica

3. Greece

4. Rome

Section II From the Spiritual World to the Secular World: Changing Concepts of the Body

5. Philosophy, Sport, and Physical Education During the Middle Ages: 900-1400

6. The Renaissance and the Reformation: 1300-1600

7. The Age of Science and the Enlightenment: 1560-1789

8. Philosophical Positions of the Body and the Development of Physical Education: Contributions of the Germans, Swedes, and Danes in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Section III The Theoretical and Professional Development of American Physical Education

9. The Impact of Science and the Concepts of Health on the Theoretical and Professional Development of Physical Education, 1885-1930

10. The Transformation of Physical Education: 1900-1939

Section IV Historical and Philosophical Development of Sport in America

11. Sport in the Colonial Period

12. Changing Concepts of the Body: An Overview of Sport and Play in Nineteenth-Century America

13. Sport in the Twentieth Century

Section V A Social and Political History of the Modern Olympic Games

14. Pioneers and Progress: 1896-1936

15. The Cold War Olympics: 1948-1988

16. After the Cold War: 1992-2008

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