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This monumental three-volume work provides a historical and crosscultural survey of sports from around the world, together with articles on topics such as violence, ritual, and legal and medical aspects of sport
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"It will help readers understand not only the games people play, but those games' broader social, political, and economic significance." - Rettig on Reference (Gale.com)||"Spanning the wide world of sports, this encyclopedia is certain to be your most popular reference acquisition of the year. The emphasis here is global … For all libraries." - Library Journal