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Contests

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Cosmos ; v. 6Publication details: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press, 1990Description: 173 p. 22 cmISBN:
  • 0748601996
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • PMC 291.24 D
Incomplete contents:
Introduction / A. Duff-Cooper; Different paths to the Hindu concept of salvation / D.L. Sharma; Balinese contests on Lombok / A. Duff-Cooper; Equal and unequal contests: men, horses and Gods in Sumba's Pasola / J. Hoskins; Between speech and song: singing contests at northwest Chinese festivals / K. Lowry; Children's contests in Japan / J. Hendry; The Mesoamerican ballgame: symbolic aspects / E. Baquedano; Contests of power in Blackfoot life and mythology / A.B. Kehoe; Contests in Etruscan and Roman funerary art / G. Davies; Contest in the cosmology and the ritual of the Irish "Merry wake" / G.O. Crualaoich; Winning and loosing in seasonal contests / E. Lyle.
Includes bibliographical references
Review: A multidisciplinary study which examines the ancient notion of competitive contests and provides illustrations which range across geographical boundaries and different eras. Examples discussed include Blackfoot mythology, festivals in northern China and children's games in Japan.
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Books Books School of Celtic Studies Room 21 - MacCana Collection PMC 291.24 D (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available (Standard Loan) 30117

Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana

Item signed by Proinsias Mac Cana

Nature "Derives from the Society's conference on Contests held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, in August 1989"-Introd.

Introduction / A. Duff-Cooper; Different paths to the Hindu concept of salvation / D.L. Sharma; Balinese contests on Lombok / A. Duff-Cooper; Equal and unequal contests: men, horses and Gods in Sumba's Pasola / J. Hoskins; Between speech and song: singing contests at northwest Chinese festivals / K. Lowry; Children's contests in Japan / J. Hendry; The Mesoamerican ballgame: symbolic aspects / E. Baquedano; Contests of power in Blackfoot life and mythology / A.B. Kehoe; Contests in Etruscan and Roman funerary art / G. Davies; Contest in the cosmology and the ritual of the Irish "Merry wake" / G.O. Crualaoich; Winning and loosing in seasonal contests / E. Lyle.

Includes bibliographical references

A multidisciplinary study which examines the ancient notion of competitive contests and provides illustrations which range across geographical boundaries and different eras. Examples discussed include Blackfoot mythology, festivals in northern China and children's games in Japan.

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