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Sport, Economy and Society in Britain 1750-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521576555

ISBN-13: 9780521576550

Edition: 1997

Authors: Neil L. Tranter, Maurice Kirby

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This book provides a concise, up-to-date survey of one of the most dramatic changes in the cultural life of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, the radical transformation which occurred in the extent and nature of its participation in sport. Neil Tranter focuses on the issues which have attracted most interest from historians of sport and poses a number of important questions: did levels of involvement in sport increase or decrease during the initial stages of urban-industrialisation? When did the new sporting culture first emerge, and what were its principal features and the mechanisms through which it spread? What were the main aims of the participants and supporters, and to what extent were…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Author�s introduction
Growth or decline? The initial impact of urban-industrialisation
The �revolution� in sport
A conspiracy of the elites?
For health, prestige, or profit?
No place for women?
Agenda for research
Bibliography