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KP241 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Sport

 Five pages in length
 Double spaced text (typed)
 Referenced in APA style
 Full bibliography
 Students are to answer one of the three questions set out below
 Bibliography must include at least five different academic works (articles, books, or chapters) from a list provided. Students may seek academic material not on the list
 The paper should be submitted in class on week 10 (22/03/2010)

Question 1 – We know that sport in pre-Greek societies was vastly different than the sporting culture of Classical Greece. What were some of the unique characteristics of Greek sports? Discuss with ...view middle of the document...

Question 2 – Religion has played an important role in the regulation and development of sport. Discus some of the main changes in religious philosophy regarding sport with reference to asceticism, the Militia Christi, Puritanism, and muscular Christianity.


Anne Bloomfield, “Muscular Christian or Mystic: Charles Kingsley Reappraised,” The International Journal of the History of Sport 11, no.2 (1994), 172-190.

Dennis Brailsford, “Religion and Sport in Eighteenth-Century England: ‘For the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for the Preventing or Punishing of Vice, Profaneness and Immorality,’” The British Journal of Sports History (now The International Journal of the History of Sport) 1, no. 2 (September, 1984), 166-183.

Dennis Brailsford, “Puritanism and Sport in Seventeenth Century England,” Stadion 1, no.2, 1975, 316-330.

John Marshall Carter, Medieval Games: Sports and Recreations in Feudal Society (New York: Greenwood Press, 1992), chapter 6.

Deobold B. Van Dalen & Bruce L. Bennett, A World History of Physical Education (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Inc., 1971), 93-96.

Brian Harrison, “Religion and Recreation in 19th C England,” Past and Present 38 (December, 1967), 98-125.

Richard Holt, Sport and the British: A Modern History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989).

J. A. Mangan, “Darwinism, Sport and English Upper Class Education,” Stadion 7, no.1 (1981), 93-116.

Joachim K. Rühl, “Religion and Amusements in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England: ‘Time might be better bestowed, and besides wee see sin acted,’” The British Journal of Sports History 1, no. 2 (September, 1984), 125-165.

Keith A. P. Sandiford, “Cricket and the Victorian...

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