French Rugby Football: A Cultural History

French Rugby Football: A Cultural History

by Philip Dine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859733271
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Series: Berg French Studies Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Philip Dine Depart of French National University of Ireland

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Only fabulous French can do this'1
Part IThe Rise of le rugby-panache, 1880-1914
1Pioneers and Patriots in Paris19
2The Expansion into the Provinces41
Part IIRugby Goes to War, 1914-1945
3Identity and Brutality in the South-West61
4French Rugby in the Wilderness79
5Marechal nous voila!--The Wartime Betrayal of le rugby a treize95
Part IIIUncorking le rugby-champagne, 1945-1968
6The Second Miracle of Lourdes115
7'Mission Accomplished!'--1968 and All That129
Part IVTowards a Global Game, 1968-2000
8The Struggle for the Soul of le rugby francais151
9Out of Africa: Professionalism's Winds of Change171
Conclusion: A la recherche du rugby perdu193

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