Sports: The First Five Millennia by Allen Guttmann
English | December 30th, 2004 | ISBN: 1558494707 | 466 pages | PDF | 28.08 MB
From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, every sport has been shaped by – and in turn has helped shape – the culture of which it is part. Yet as Allen Guttmann shows in this far-ranging study, for all their differences sports have followed a similar historical trajectory from traditional to modern forms. In Sports: The First Five Millennia, Guttmann traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.