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Militarism, Sport, Europe : War Without Weapons - J. A. Mangan

Militarism, Sport, Europe

War Without Weapons

By: J. A. Mangan (Editor)

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Virtually everywhere, directly or indirectly, modern men are prepared for war through sport. It has been no different in the past. Throughout history a constant imperative has been a moral commitment to defend the society. Sport has played its part in the inculcation of this commitment. However, sport has also been considered both a substitute for war and an antidote to war. This collection explores the relationship between sport and war and brings together established authors, including Peter J Beck, Hans Bonde, Vassil Girginov, J A Mangan, John McClelland and Gertrud Pfister, and emerging authors such as Steve Bailey, Penelope Kissoudi, Orestis Kustrin, Callum McKenzie, Alethea Melling, Antonio Misseroli, Hamad Ndee and Roberta Vescori.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Prologue: Combative Sports and Combative Societiesp. 1
From the Battlefield to the Arena: Gladiators, Militarism and the Roman Republicp. 10
Lasting Legacy? Spartan Life as a Germanic Educational Ideal: Karl Otfried Muller and Die Dorierp. 28
Ball Games, from the Roman Gentleman to the Renaissance Warriorp. 46
Military Drill--Rather more than 'Brief and Basic': English Elementary Schools and English Militarismp. 65
'Pig Sticking is the Greatest Fun': Martial Conditioning on the Hunting Fields of Empirep. 97
Wartime Opportunities: Ladies' Football and the First World War Factoriesp. 120
Antidote to War: The Balkan Gamesp. 142
Children into Soldiers: Sport and Fascist Italyp. 166
Confronting George Orwell: Philip Noel-Baker on International Sport, Particularly the Olympic Movement, as Peacemakerp. 187
Compromise and Confrontation: Danish Sport under the Swastikap. 208
Cold War Diplomats in Tracksuits: The Frauleinwunder of East German Sportp. 223
Fitness 'Wars': Purpose and Politics in Communist State-Buildingp. 253
Epilogue: Many Mansions and Many Architectural Stylesp. 281
Notes on Contributorsp. 287
Abstractsp. 290
Select Bibliographyp. 296
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780714682952
ISBN-10: 0714682950
Series: European Sports History Review
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 29th June 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 15.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1