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Sports of the Byzantine Empire

  title={Sports of the Byzantine Empire},
  author={B. Schrodt},
  • B. Schrodt
  • Published 1981
  • Art
  • From the fourth century A.D. until the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the people of the Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire participated in a wide range of sports and physical recreations. Most of these activities were inherited from Greek and Roman civilizations, or were introduced through contacts with Asia Minor and Crusading Europe. Some sport forms disappeared after a few centuries, while others remained a part of the sporting culture during most of the lifetime of this civilization… CONTINUE READING
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