Sport and the British: A Modern History

Paperback | August 1, 2000

byRichard Holt

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This lively and deeply researched history - the first of its kind - goes beyond the great names and moments to explain how British sport has changed since 1800, and what it has meant to ordinary people. It shows how the way we play reflects not just our lives as citizens of a predominantlyurban and industrial world, but what is especially distinctive about British sport. Innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal sports, and in establishing a code of `fair play', the British were also pioneers in popular sports and in the promotion of organized spectator events.Modern media coverage of sport, gambling, violence and attitudes towards it, nationalism, and the role of sport in sustaining male identity are also explored, and the book is rich in illuminating and entertaining anecdotes, which it combines with a serious historical understanding of a fascinatingsubject.

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This lively and deeply researched history - the first of its kind - goes beyond the great names and moments to explain how British sport has changed since 1800, and what it has meant to ordinary people. It shows how the way we play reflects not just our lives as citizens of a predominantlyurban and industrial world, but what is especia...

Richard Holt was Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:410 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.94 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192852299

ISBN - 13:9780192852298

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'a most readable general social history of British sport, which treats the subject with sufficient depth to command confidence and enough breadth to allow the conclusions to come through unforced. The book deserves to be popular with the general reader, the serious student, and the sports fan' Physical Education Review