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    Evolution of Polo

    ISBN-10: 0786438142
    ISBN-13: 9780786438143
    Author(s): Horace A. Laffaye, Nigel � Brassard
    Description: Tracing the evolution of Polo from its origins in Central Asia to its current manifestation as a professional sport that attracts wealthy sponsors and patrons, this sociological study examines how polo has changed according to the economic and  More...
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    Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 37356268
    Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long
    Weight: 1.738
    Language: English

    Tracing the evolution of Polo from its origins in Central Asia to its current manifestation as a professional sport that attracts wealthy sponsors and patrons, this sociological study examines how polo has changed according to the economic and cultural differences of the nations and continents where it is played. Consisting of four principle sections, The Tribesmen, The Aristocrats, The Amateurs, and The Professionals, this study looks holistically at the variety of ways that polo influences and is influenced by the peoples that participate in it. One hundred historic and modern photographs are included.

    Acknowledgments
    Foreword
    Preface
    The Tribesmen
    Folk Games: From the Silk Road to the Manipuri Valleys
    An Ancient Pastime Discovered by Western Eyes
    The Aristocrats
    The European Journey
    The British Carry the Flag
    Polo in India: Conflicts and Harmonies
    The Beginning of the Internationals
    Polo Myths: Billiard Ball, Walking Sticks, and All That
    The British Clubs
    Fashionable Chic: Polo on the Continent
    American Polo Comes of Age
    The Anglo-Argentines: Squires or Gauchos?
    Olympic Interlude
    The Amateurs
    The Mighty Americans
    Of Lords and Ladies
    The Game in the Former Dominions
    The Cup of the Americas
    The Hallowed Grounds: Hurlingham, Meadow Brook and Palermo
    Return from War: The Internationals
    The Rise of Argentina
    England's Recovery: Gentlemen Players and Hired Assassins
    Polo in America in the Late Twentieth Century
    Bits and Pieces, Strokes and Mallets
    The Professionals
    Patrons and the Dawn of Professionalism
    Women's Polo
    The Game's Thinkers
    The Evolution of the Rules
    On Umpiring
    The Polo Pony: From Tats to Thoroughbreds
    The State of the Game in the Twenty-First Century
    The Code of Rules for the Silchar Polo Club, 1863
    The Field, 20 March 1869, Letter to the Editor
    The Rules of the Game, as Drafted by Lt. Hartopp on Mess Paper, 1869
    Chapter Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

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