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World History Of Highland Games

Author : David Webster
ISBN : 1906307482
Genre : History
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Uncovering the true origins behind today’s traditions, Webster details the development of the gatherings from ancient Celtic roots to current international status.
Category: History

Sports Around The World History Culture And Practice 4 Volumes

Author : John Nauright
ISBN : 9781598843019
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed
Category: Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook Of Global Sport

Author : John Nauright
ISBN : 9781317500476
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketized activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research. The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalization, sports geography, international sports organizations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Highland Games Record

Author : James F. Hatcher, III
ISBN : 1532735790
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Scottish men have tested their strength against each other at Highland gatherings for centuries. King Malcolm Ceanmore, who began his reign in 1057, is credited with initiating crude forms of today's Scottish Highland Games' athletic competition as a means of improving the abilities of his military. While the games had become festive occasions by the sixteenth century, they were still seen as a way for kings and chiefs to choose their best men. The origin of human games and sports predates recorded history. Several theories exist about the beginnings of our competitions. It has been widely recorded that during his reign in the 11th century, King Malcolm III of Scotland summoned contestants to compete in a footrace in order to find the fastest runner in the land to serve as his royal messenger. From that humble beginning, competition arose. Rival clans or kings would meet with their fastest, strongest, and best warriors in order to impress one's rivals and lay claim to the most skilled contestants. Today's Scottish Highland Games athletes may have day jobs, but they are still warriors! And the events are not only for the men! Keep an historical record of your Clan's participation in these games. Record the winner's information each time your Clan has a member who brings home the Gold, Silver or Bronze in any event, from Highland Athletics to Clan Challenges to Piping Competitions. This book is destined to become a valuable asset in your Clan Tent Library!

The Scottish Highland Games In America

Author : Emily Ann Donaldson
ISBN : 1565545605
Genre : Religion
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"This is a work of great value to all who seek knowledge of Scottish-American events, and who wish to understand what surely must be one of the most interesting, colorful, and evident ethnic occurrences in the U.S."-W. R. McLeodvice-chairman, Dunvegan FoundationClan McLeod "The author's enthusiasm for the Scottish Highland Games, and indeed her expertise, are reflected in this long-awaited work. All who are interested in the story of this enduring and popular festival will be grateful to Ann Donaldson for her conscientious research. It is a fine tribute to those Americans of Scottish descent who have contributed to keep this unique aspect of their culture vibrantly alive in the New World."-Gerald Redmondauthor of The Sporting Scots of Nineteenth Century Canada Discover the Scottish Highland Games, celebrated in over thirty U.S. states every year. Participants compete in the caber toss, Highland dancing, piping and drumming, fiddling, and many more competitive and non-competitive events. The Scottish Highland Games in America recognizes the players and events that keep the modern Games alive and exciting. Readers will discover the history of the Games, rooted in Scotland and celebrated in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries where Scots have settled. A complete state-by-state listing of the Games and their events is also provided. ABOUT THE AUTHOREmily Ann Donaldson is a devoted Games fan, a participant in Scottish country dancing, and a member of several Scottish associations.
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Alaskan Scottish Highland Games Field Events 1982 Through 2016 The First 35 Years Founding To Hosting 2016 Ihgf World Championship

Author : Timothy J. Kincaid
ISBN : 1977207510
Genre : History
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The first Alaskan Scottish Highland Games were held in Eagle River, Alaska in August, 1982. Its sponsoring organization, the Alaskan Scottish Club, has continued to produce this event annually. The Games have grown to be one of the Anchorage area's premier summer festivals, and is now held on the last Saturday each June. Current venue is the Alaska State Fair Grounds in Palmer, Alaska. This book covers the Alaskan Highland Games Scottish Field Events, showing its development through thirty-five years of growth culminating in hosting the International Highland Games Federation World Heavy Events Championship in 2016. Field Record progression is shown for each of the Scottish Heavy Events contested: stones, weights, hammers, and weight for height, and lists overall, amateur, and Alaskan records for men, women, and masters throwers. Caber tossing is a unique Scottish event and always one of the highlights at the Games. The Alaskan Challenge Caber is a special caber only the best can turn and has a unique history. The Games come alive with photographs from the author's collection and from old newspaper photos, and pictures from other photographers. Highland Games are a combination of music, dance and athletics. While this book is predominately about the Scottish throwing events at the Alaska Games, one chapter about the pipe bands has been included. There is also a section devoted to the Alaskan Scottish Club.
Category: History

Sports In World History

Author : David G. McComb
ISBN : 9781134368518
Genre : History
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This lively and clear survey provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of modern sports, covering such topics as: why human beings are athletes how the major modern sports came about and how they spread throughout the world with the help of enthusiastic individuals, sports organizations, the YMCA and the Olympic movement discussions of some of the most popular of the 300 modern world sports including: soccer, basketball, baseball, cricket, table tennis, tennis, Formula One racing, golf, swimming, skiing, volleyball, track and field, boxing, judo and cycling the history of both western and non-western sports in depth, as well as the increasing globalization of sports today the challenges facing the world of sports today, such as commercialization and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Sports historians and cultural studies students will all find this book gives a fascinating and invaluable insight into the world of sport through history.
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Highland Games Highlights 2013

Author : Francis William Brebner
ISBN : 1499119720
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Highland games Highlights 2013: Covers the history of the sport and also each of the different throwing disciplines such as Stone Putting, Weight Throwing, Weight over the bar, Hammer Throwing and Caber Tossing. Cover results from many International Highland games and Major IHGF World Highland Games Championships, IHGF World & European Highland games etc. 456 pages in black and white, Pictures of International Highland games and Stone lifting athletes in action.

Scottish Ethnicity And The Making Of New Zealand Society 1850 1930

Author : Tanja Bueltmann
ISBN : 9780748688777
Genre : Social Science
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This book makes an original contribution to the growing body of knowledge on the Scots abroad, presenting a coherent and comprehensive account of the Scottish immigrant experience in New Zealand.
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Author : Daniel McKim
ISBN : 1548186481
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For more than 13 years Daniel McKim has refined his technique across all nine events in the Scottish Highland Games. Over that time period, he's accumulated four professional World Championships and six professional National Championships. He remains one of only five men in history to ever win three or more world titles. Known most for his hammer (world records) and caber tossing prowess, McKim dives into all the events in this book, breaking down each and every one to the very smallest detail. His book is best used in conjunction with his library of informative videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. From a first-time thrower to a seasoned veteran, every heavy athlete can pull a nugget or two out of this training manual.

Highland Fling

Author : Jack Davidson
ISBN : 1906134227
Genre : Highland games
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'Highland Fling' is the story of Bill Anderson's illustrious career from farm boy to world champion. It is told in the context of the history of Highland Games in the modern era.
Category: Highland games

Scots In Michigan

Author : Alan T. Forrester
ISBN : UOM:39015059994635
Genre : History
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Scots began settling in North America in the earliest colonial days. They were heavily involved in the Great Lakes region's major industries, as these evolved from fur trade to farming and lumbering to industry. From early settlement to the industrial revolution, Scots brought to the state a pioneer spirit and an extraordinary level of education. Though rendered almost invisible both by clustering under the umbrella of the British Commonwealth and by the fact that few Scottish traditions are considered whatsoever foreign, ethnic, or exotic, Scottish influences run deep in Michigan history and culture. From ice hockey to industry, much of what represents Michigan has roots that were embedded in Scotland. Although Alan T. Forrester notes that symbolic Scottish ethnicity--Highland Games, Scottish Festivals, and Burns Night Suppers--is practically the only obvious relic of Scottish heritage in Michigan, he illuminates how much more of this legacy is a part of this state.
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Sports And Games Of The Ancients

Author : Steve Craig
ISBN : 0313316007
Genre : History
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Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
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Celtic Culture A Celti

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ISBN : 9781851094400
Genre : Civilization, Celtic
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The Scottish Invention Of America Democracy And Human Rights

Author : Alexander Leslie Klieforth
ISBN : 0761827919
Genre : History
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The Scottish Invention of America, Democracy and Human Rights is a history of liberty from 1300 BC to 2004 AD. The book traces the history of the philosophy and fight for freedom from the ancient Celts to the medieval Scots to the Scottish Enlightenment to the creation of America. The work contends that the roots of liberty originated in the radical political thought of the ancient Celts, the Scots' struggle for freedom, John Duns Scotus and the Scottish declaration of independence (Arbroath, 1320) that were the primary basis of the American Declaration of Independence and the modern human rights movement.
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Between The Cartwheels

Author : Lawrence Winkler
ISBN : 9780991694129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world. The first part of his odyssey took him down through South America and up through Africa, accompanied by his mythical hunter companion, Orion. Between the Cartwheels is the sequel to that cartwheel, his vision quest continuing now, on the European Grand Tour adventure of a lifetime.
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Kinanthropometry Ix

Author : Michael Marfell-Jones
ISBN : 9781134179596
Genre : Science
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This is an edited collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Ninth International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Defined as the relationship between human body structure and function, kinanthropometry is an area of growing interest, and these proceedings will be of use to students, academics and professionals in the areas of ergonomics, sports science, nutrition, health, and other allied fields. The assembled works represent the latest research findings across kinanthropometry, moving the discipline forward and promoting good practice and the exchange of expertise.
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Author : Ann Sutton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039864280
Genre : Costume
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