Sport and the British: A Modern History (Oxford Studies in Social History Series) / Edition 1

Sport and the British: A Modern History (Oxford Studies in Social History Series) / Edition 1

by Richard Holt
     
 

The first book of its kind, this lively history of British sport since 1800 goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sports have changed, what they have meant to ordinary people, and reveals what is especially distinctive about British sport in particular. The British were innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal, sports, and in

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The first book of its kind, this lively history of British sport since 1800 goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sports have changed, what they have meant to ordinary people, and reveals what is especially distinctive about British sport in particular. The British were innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal, sports, and in establishing a code of "fair play," which spread throughout the late Victorian Empire. They were also pioneers in popular sports and in the promotion of organized commercial spectator events, with the accompanying rise of professionalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192852298
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.97(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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