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Sports in world history

Author: David G McComb
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Themes in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Modern sports emerged from a background of traditional sports in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These sports were a product of the industrial revolution, the scientific revolution and urbanization. This lively and clear survey provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of modern sports."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G McComb
ISBN: 0415318114 9780415318112 0415318122 9780415318129
OCLC Number: 54454924
Description: 121 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The athletic imperative and the reasons for sport --
The emergence of modern sports --
The globalization of sport --
The significance of global sports.
Series Title: Themes in world history.
Responsibility: David G. McComb.
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A wide ranging overview of the history of modern sports including material on sports organizations, the commercialisation of sports and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.  Read more...

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