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Sports The First Five Millennia

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ISBN-10: 1558496106

ISBN-13: 9781558496101

Edition: N/A

Authors: Allen Guttmann

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From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, every sport has been shaped by--and in turn has helped shape--the culture of which it is part, Yet as Allen Guttmann shows in this far-ranging study, for all their differences sports have followed a similar historical trajectory from traditional to modern forms. In Sports: The First Five Millennia, Guttmann traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 4/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Allen Guttmann is professor of American studies at Amherst College. His many books include The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism(Columbia), and a translation of Peter K�hnst's Sports: A Cultural History in the Mirror of Art.He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.