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by Michael B. Poliakoff

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Author: Michael B. Poliakoff
ISBN: 0300037686
Language: English
Pages: 228 pages
Category: Individual Sports
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; First Edition edition (August 1, 1987)
Rating: 4.5
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Series: Sports and History Series. This book covers various combat sports from ancient times, and discusses how the fighters trained and fought, as well as the role that combat sports played during the time

Series: Sports and History Series. This book covers various combat sports from ancient times, and discusses how the fighters trained and fought, as well as the role that combat sports played during the time. The vivid description of what the fighters endured and the injuries they received is almost enough to make you wince with pain. There are many photographs, which are usually of wrestling, boxing, or pankration depictions on ancient vases.

of the ancient combat sports. The book is copiously illustrated with photographs of numerous objects rarely or never before published.

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Combat Sports in the Ancient World : Competition, Violence, and Culture. by Michael B. Poliakoff. This book effectively shows that ancient sports werealso about the rough and tumble and agony, as wellas the skill, courage, and cleverness.

Competition, Violence, and Culture. Michael B. Sports historians-no matter what their field of expertise-will want to read Combat Sports In The Ancient World and to recommend it to their students as a fine introduction to an awesomely complex topic. -Allen Guttmann, Journal of Sport History. The book provides an excellent view of ancient societies through their principal combat sports-boxing, wrestling, and the pankration, a combination of the two plus kicking. gives us a clear and accurate picture of the nature, use, and meaning of combat sports in ancient times.

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of the ancient combat sports. A major contribution to the history of ancient sport, offering a new perspective to our understanding of classical civilizations. The book is valuable for the numerous illustrations of ancient athletic technique, and for the author's explanations of the surviving literature on such things as injuries and illegal moves. This book is not just for students of ancient sport and culture but for anyone interested in the nature of competition and violence in sport. Thomas Jable, Sociology of Sport Journal.

Ancient Combat Sports by Michael B. Poliakoff originally appeared in Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 2004. 2. See Michael B. Poliakoff, Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1987), pp. 89–91

Ancient Combat Sports by Michael B. The article was first republished in Bible History Daily on August 16, 2017. Drawing not only on his academic credentials but also his experience as a college wrestler, Michael B. Poliakoff is the author of Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture (Yale Univ. 89–91. 3. See Cicero, Brutus 69; Philostratos, Gymnastika 11, Heroikos 15 (147 . ; Pausanias . 4.

Michael B. A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. 10. Combat Sports in the Ancient World. Poliakoff, Michael B. Published by - -. ISBN 10: 0300063121 ISBN 13: 9780300063127. Seller Inventory AAV9780300063127. More information about this seller Contact this seller.

A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration, Michael B. Poliakoff discusses such topics as the function of competition and violent games in ancient society; on the social background of the participants, showing the broad spectrum of Greek athletic personnel; on the significance of the appearance of combat sport in myth and literature; and on the alleged cultic functions of the ancient combat sports. The book is copiously illustrated with photographs of numerous objects rarely or never before published.