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Sport and the Making of Britain : International Studies in the History of Sport - Derek Birley

Sport and the Making of Britain

International Studies in the History of Sport

Paperback Published: 21st October 1993
ISBN: 9780719037597
Number Of Pages: 358

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This lively and stimulating book looks at some of the myths and realities surrounding Britain's legendary enthusiasm for sport; and aims to chronicle how sporting traditions were shaped and how they, in turn, contributed to the shaping of British social conventions and attitudes.

List of illustrations
Series editor's foreword
List of abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Rude beginnings: AD 43-1199p. 8
'Christian service and true chivalry: 1200-1485p. 26
Upward mobility: 1485-03p. 48
Princes and people: 1603-1688p. 75
Aristocrats and entrepreneurs: 1756-92p. 127
Watershed: 1793-1815p. 151
'Sporting personal': 1815-1637p. 172
Victorian dawn: 1837-51p. 200
Judicious bottle-holding: die-hards under pressure 1851-66p. 232
Judicious bottle-holding: glimpses of modernity 1851-66p. 245
The missionary spirit: tribal stirrings 1867-1888p. 262
The missionary spirit: Barbarian delights 1867-1888p. 284
The missionary spirit: Philistine perspectives 1867-1888p. 306
The missionary spirit: 'Imperial Fiddlestick' 1867-1888p. 327
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780719037597
ISBN-10: 071903759X
Series: International Studies in the History of Sport
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 21st October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54

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