This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world.
* Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors
* Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice
* Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online
* Includes a comprehensive index in each volume
Number of pages: 663
Weight: 2018 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 61 mm
"Containing more than 120 entries, Martial Arts of the World aims to be the most comprehensive work on the subject of martial arts. Editors Green, a professor of anthropology, and Svinth, editor of several martial arts and sciences journals, have done a noteworthy job in reaching that goal. . . . With the growing popularity of mixed martial arts fighting and the continuing presence of martial arts in Hollywood, this title could fill a gap in many library collections. . . . Scholars will find plenty here to fit their needs and spur further research." - Booklist Online
"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." - Choice
"The encyclopedia offers notably in-depth coverage of areas that have often been neglected in similar works, including martial arts of European, African, South American and Oceanean origins." - The Bartitsu Society
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