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history, the evolution and diffusion of sports and games in different cultures proceedings of the 4th International HISPA Seminar, Leuven, Belgium, April 1-5. 1975, Dept. Lichamelijke Opvoeding, K. U. Leuven by Hispa.

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Published by B.L.O.S.O., Bestuur voor de Lichamelijke Opvoeding, de Sport en het Openluchtleven in Brussel .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementeditors, Roland Renson, Pierre Paul de Nayer, Michel Ostyn.
ContributionsRenson, Roland., Nayer, Pierre Paul de., Ostyn, Michel.
LC ClassificationsGV205 .H57 1976, GV205 H57 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 591 p. :
Number of Pages591
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21377792M

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