It is often said of a nation that it is as rich as its history. All the efforts and desire to get to the roots of our past lead us inevitably to the Middle Ages and connect us to the spirit of the rule of the House of Nemanjić. A profound influence this dynasty exerted on the history of the people of Serbia points out their greatness and significance. Serbian army from the period of the Nemanjić reign was famed for its bravery, agility, endurance, persistence, wisdom and skillfulness varying by the type of warfare. Brave voivode and warriors were the apple of Serbia’s eye, which in turn caused heroism to become a lifestyle.
Athletic excellence was an equally strong component of Italian culture in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
A Scottish historian has discovered that the game of football was being played as early as the 15th century, and that by the…
Legend has it that Prince Lugh organized an event in Ireland called the Tailteann Games thousands of years ago, as a tribute to his fostermother. The games lasted until the twelfth century AD, and were a way for young Irishmen to show off their talent at various athletic competitions, such as chariot-racing, horse-racing, and hurling.
The nobiliary concept of play as a mechanism for ethical-political distinction in the Late Middle Ages By Miguel Vicente Pedraz and Juan Rodríguez…
This work explores the correlation between the game of chess and social conditions for women in both medieval and Renaissance France.
The activities of students who attended these institutions provide historical insights into student life in an era before physical education and organized recreation became part of university education.
Edinburgh surgery and the history of golf By IMC Macintyre Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Vol.37 (2007) Abstract: Individuals…
It is the object of this study to give some account of references and reactions to Europe’s oldest team game, football, to be found in English writings, 1175-1815
It thus appears that the medieval chivalric tournament served as the model for the ancestor of all, medieval football, and that this came was later the inspiration for other games such as hockey, tennis, and, ultimately, of seemingly unrelated games such as golf.
Although medieval spectators were often unruly and sometimes riotous, the evidence I have thus far gathered indicates that their disorders never approached the level of tumult exhibited by Byzantine fans.
Sports of the Byzantine Empire By Barbara Schrodt Journal of Sport History, Vol.8:3 (1981) Introduction: From the fourth century A.D. until the fall of Constantinople…
This article presents what has been gleaned about sports, pastimes, and recreations of thirteenth-century people from a representative sample of the public records of medieval England.
This paper will analyze military sports, hunting sports, and ball play within one society, England, from 1100-1500.