Sports and Games of the Ancients
"Reports from 19th-century explorers, museum artifacts, and other historical documents reveal the current understanding of rules, equipment, and instructional diagrams, along with suggestions for adapting these sports and games for modern times. Divided according to 7 geopolitical regions of the world, this book covers such games as Africa's mancala and senet, the martial arts of Asia, the "log run" and Tejo of Latin America, and the boomerang and surfing of Oceania. Sports enthusiasts and students will find this volume a valuable resource for discovering the earliest beginnings of our modern day sports."--BOOK JACKET.
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