Militarism, Sport, Europe: War Without Weapons / Edition 1

Militarism, Sport, Europe: War Without Weapons / Edition 1

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Militarism, Sport, Europe: War Without Weapons / Edition 1

A collection of essays exploring the relationship between sport and war, bringing together established authors that include Peter Beck, Hans Bonde, J.A. Mangan and Gertrud Pfister, and emerging authors such as Penelope Kissoudi, Orestis Kustrin, Callum McKenzie and Roberta Vescovi.

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ISBN-13: 9780714682952
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/29/2003
Series: Sport in the Global Society Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
List of Tablesviii
Prologue: Combative Sports and Combative Societies1
1.From the Battlefield to the Arena: Gladiators, Militarism and the Roman Republic10
2.Lasting Legacy? Spartan Life as a Germanic Educational Ideal: Karl Otfried Muller and Die Dorier28
3.Ball Games, from the Roman Gentleman to the Renaissance Warrior46
4.Military Drill--Rather more than 'Brief and Basic': English Elementary Schools and English Militarism65
5.'Pig Sticking is the Greatest Fun': Martial Conditioning on the Hunting Fields of Empire97
6.Wartime Opportunities: Ladies' Football and the First World War Factories120
7.Antidote to War: The Balkan Games142
8.Children into Soldiers: Sport and Fascist Italy166
9.Confronting George Orwell: Philip Noel-Baker on International Sport, Particularly the Olympic Movement, as Peacemaker187
10.Compromise and Confrontation: Danish Sport under the Swastika208
11.Cold War Diplomats in Tracksuits: The Frauleinwunder of East German Sport223
12.Fitness 'Wars': Purpose and Politics in Communist State-Building253
Epilogue: Many Mansions and Many Architectural Styles281
Notes on Contributors287
Select Bibliography296

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