Book Title : Francis Willughby s Book of Games

francis willughby s book of games

Release Date : 2017-07-05
ISBN Code : 9781351935876
Book Author : Fellow of Jesus College and Lecturer in General Linguistics David Cram
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Francis Willughby's Book of Games, published here for the first time, is a remarkable work and an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in early modern social history. Dating from the 1660s, it was left unfinished when the writer died in 1672 at the age of 36. Nevertheless, Willughby's manuscript, even in its unpolished form is a goldmine of detail providing a snapshot of mid seventeenth century life, language and culture. The manuscript itself lists a wide variety of sports, games and pastimes, including football, hurling, card games, tennis and children's games. As well as providing rules and a description of the various games (often with accompanying sketches to explain particular points) there are numerous fascinating snippets of related information (such as the care of fighting cocks), that bring the subject to life, whilst the section on children's games is particularly poignant. Besides the intrinsic interest of the subject matter, the fact that Willughby embarked on the project from a scientific perspective adds to the value of the book. Willughby had been admitted to the Royal Society in 1661 and for a number of years prior to that had been collaborating with the naturalist John Ray. It is clear that Willughby's Book of Games was highly influenced by his scientific pursuits and was an extension of his natural history work, utilising the same skills of systematic observation, description and classification. Providing not only a word-for word transcription of the Book of Games, this volume also contains a host of interpretative material to complement the original data. As well as a biography of Willughby and a detailed description of his manuscript, a substantial glossary of games and obsolete terms is provided, together with a bibliography of Willughby's literary remains and more general reference works. Taken together, this publication provides an unparalleled resource for scholars of early modern England.

Book Title : Sports and Games of the Renaissance

sports and games of the renaissance

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 0313327726
Book Author : Andrew Leibs
Book Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 199

Book Summary :

Presents a history of sports and games in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania and the effect that the intellectual and technological innovations of the period (between the mid-15th and mid-17th centuries) had on such recreations.

Book Title : British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

british sport a bibliography to 2000

Release Date : 2013-12-16
ISBN Code : 9781135287146
Book Author : Richard Cox
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 196

Book Summary :

Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

Book Title : Recording Leisure Lives

recording leisure lives

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 1905369182
Book Author : Robert Snape
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 329

Book Summary :

Second annual Recording Leisure Lives Conference was on 7th April 2009, hosted by University of Bolton in collaboration with Bolton Museum and Archive Service and the Leisure Studies Association. Inspired by Humphrey Spender's 'Worktown' photographs taken in Bolton for Mass Observation in the 1930s, the conference featured a themed exhibition of his images of popular leisure.

Book Title : Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

games and gaming in medieval literature

Release Date : 2015-07-29
ISBN Code : 9781137497529
Book Author : Serina Patterson
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 241

Book Summary :

The first-of-its-kind, Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature explores the depth and breadth of games in medieval literature and culture. Chapters span from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, and cover England, France, Denmark, Poland, and Spain, re-examining medieval games in diverse social settings such as the church, court, and household.

Book Title : Physical Education Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society

physical education exercise and sport science in a changing society

Release Date : 2013-11-13
ISBN Code : 9781449691059
Book Author : Professor of Exercise Science Retired Campbell University William H Freeman
Book Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

Written for the introductory or foundation course, the Eighth Edition of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society provides a modern, comprehensive, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, exercise science and sport science. The eighth edition details the latest data and technologies, and outlines the varied elements, origins, and developments of these related disciplines. It identifies the conflicts existing in the field, along with discussions related to what the degree should be called, as well as the names of the departments. The text also examines the history, the current state, as well as the expected future issues and trends in physical education. The text is organized in an easy-to-follow format, first defining the profession of exercise sciences and sports, followed by an overview of the disciplines that study the cultural, social, and scientific foundations of this field. In later chapters, it builds upon that foundation and examines career development and job opportunities, looking at the traditional fields of teaching and coaching, the expanding career options of sport management, and the new world of the technological workplace. Chapter 1, What is our Field?, provides a modern look at the discipline of physical education Chapter 14, Current Issues in American Exercise Science and Sport, includes new sections on digital technologies, online education, and digital media which further explore the changes in physical education, exercise science, and sport science Provides the latest data and statistics on the major health crisis of childhood obesity Additional Resources: For Instructors: LMS-ready Test Bank containing over 150 questions with page references PowerPoint Lecture Slides, organized by chapter for ease of use, and highly illustrated and editable Instructor s Manual For Students: The Navigate Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools to help students get the most out of their course. Resources include: Practice Activities Weblinks Interactive Glossary Flashcards Crossword Puzzles"

Book Title : Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports

encyclopedia of traditional british rural sports

Release Date : 2005
ISBN Code : 041535224X
Book Author : Tony Collins
Book Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 301

Book Summary :

Compiled by leading researchers, the Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports is a comprehensive guide to the games, recreational activities and competitive events that emerged from the rural society of Britain's past. The first reference work on the subject to be published in a century, it provides an authoritative record of Britain's indigenous sports, and full discussion of the issues surrounding rural sports today.