Sport, a cultural history

  • 340 Pages
  • 1.86 MB
  • English
toExcel, Columbia University Press , New York, San Jose, New York
Social history., Sports -- Social aspects -- His
StatementRichard D. Mandell.
LC ClassificationsGV706.5 .M36
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 340 p., [24] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22557073M
ISBN 101583482822

Sport must mean something. What. Richard Mandell's Sport: A Cultural History shows that sport has always vividly illustrated and reinforced the existing social and moral order. Considering that much of modern sport has evolved in England and America, it is remarkable that so few comprehensive serious studies of sport have appeared in English.

Bibliography: p. [] Includes index Sport before a cultural history book culture -- Sport before the Greeks -- Greece -- Spread of the taste -- Sport in pre-industrial high culture -- Europe, -- England: land of sport -- Induced sport -- American sport to the s -- The modern Olympic Games -- American sport in recent times -- The Olympic games, -- Sport and society in the late Pages: Daniel A.

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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xx, pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Sport before high culture --Sport before the Greeks --Greece --Spread of the taste --Sport in pre-industrial high culture a cultural history book, --England: land of sport --Induced sport --American sport to the s --The modern Olympic Games --American.

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