Encyclopedia of International Games
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About the Book
The Olympic Games, revived in 1896, are the most well known international multisport gathering—but since 1896, hundreds of other competitions based on the Olympic Games model have been established whose histories have not been well documented.
The Encyclopedia of International Games captures (in one alphabetical sequence) the histories of these games, many of them for the first time. The work includes major regional events such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan American Games; competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe; specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, World Police and Fire Games, and World Medical and Health Games; and Special Olympics, the Paralympics, games for the blind, and other regional games. Eight appendices, notes, bibliography, index.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 
Table of Contents
The Games 24
Book Reviews & Awards
“useful…painstaking research…welcome resource…recommended”—Choice; “an extraordinary work from beginning to end…though there are a number of reference sources on the Olympic Games, this volume captures information that is much more elusive…a great addition…would be welcome by serious researchers and trivia buffs alike”—Booklist; “useful”—Catholic Library World; “thorough, well researched, and well documented…interesting, appealing and easy to read…well organized…highly recommended”—ARBA.