Rugby's Great Split: Class, Culture And The Origins Of Rugby League Football by Tony CollinsRugby's Great Split: Class, Culture And The Origins Of Rugby League Football by Tony Collins

Rugby's Great Split: Class, Culture And The Origins Of Rugby League Football

byTony CollinsEditorTony Collins

Hardcover | August 31, 2006

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Since it¿s first publication,Rugby¿s Great Splithas established itself as a classic in the field of sport history. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, this deeply researched and highly readable book traces the social, cultural and economic divisions that led, in 1895, to schism in the game of rugby and the creation of rugby league, the sport of England¿s northern working class.

Tony Collins¿ analysis challenges many of the conventional assumptions about this key event in rugby history ¿ about class conflict, amateurism in sport, the North-South divide, violence on the pitch, the development of mass spectator sport and the rise of football. This new edition is expanded to cover parallel events in Australia and New Zealand, and to address the key question of rugby league¿s failure to establish itself in Wales.

Rugby¿s Great Splitis a benchmark text in the history of rugby, and an absorbing case study of wider issues ¿ issues of class, gender, regional and national identity, and the impact of the commercialization and recent professionalization of rugby league. This insightful text is for anyone interested in Britain¿s social history or in the emergence of modern sport, it is vital reading.

Title:Rugby's Great Split: Class, Culture And The Origins Of Rugby League FootballFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415396166

ISBN - 13:9780415396165

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for the previous edition:

'The outstanding historical work ¿ definitive on the 1895 schism between the two rugby codes.'- Financial Times

'This book is a landmark in the history and historiography of rugby league and of rugby in general.' - Rugby League Express