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The shared origins of football, rugby, and soccer

Author: Christopher Rowley
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In today's hypercompetitive world, contact sports bring about fierce rivalries between fans, between players, and even between countries. From the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines in grid iron football, to the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks in rugby, to Real Madrid and Barcelona in association football (soccer), contact sports incite a passion few other games can replicate.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rowley, Christopher, 1948-
Shared origins of football, rugby, and soccer
(DLC) 2015011569
(OCoLC)907965614
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Rowley
ISBN: 9781442246195 1442246197
OCLC Number: 919124353
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents: Ancient games --
From Greece to the cradle --
The cradle of football --
The Middle Ages --
The age of rules : part I --
The age of rules : part II --
Throughout the world --
The Football Association and Football League --
Rugby Union, Rugby League, and Gaelic football --
Soccer goes global --
The United States : the exception and the rule --
On to the modern world.
Responsibility: Christopher Rowley.

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What are the origins of all the modern day contact sports, from grid iron football to Aussie Rules, rugby, and soccer? In this book, Christopher Rowley reveals how ball games arose and took shape  Read more...
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The book is a rampage through history, pulling from Greek versions of ball games and earlier, before leaping oceans to chart Mayan and ancient Han Chinese games, then settling into the various Read more...

 
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