The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports


Author: Various
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 178227264X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
View: 1996
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A book of trout-fishing, fencing, archery and more, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular occupations of their day Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, said in 1896: "No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks." Women competed in the Olympics for the first time in 1900. Lady Greville, the editor of The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports, hopes that reading what each female expert sportswoman has written about her particular sport or pastime "may encourage other women, as feminine but more timid, to imitate their achievements, and to acquire a keen zest for and sympathy with outdoor pursuits." The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

Aufgeschnürt und außer Atem

die Anfänge des Frauensports im viktorianischen Zeitalter
Author: Manuela Müller-Windisch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physical education for women
Page: 240
View: 3718
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Modern Sport - The Global Obsession


Author: Boria Majumdar,Fan Hong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 281
View: 6348
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Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Number twenty

fables and fantasies
Author: Henry Duff Traill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 207
View: 8532
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The Story of Sport in England


Author: Neil Wigglesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 6494
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This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Key themes and issues in the evolution of sport are examined, including: social structures, such as the division between amateurs and professionals the growth of the popular press and the influence of television the post-war emergence of sports ‘welfarism’ and ‘sport for all’ globalization and commercialization. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twenty-first century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation.

Playing the Game

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women, 1870-1914
Author: Kathleen E. McCrone
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813116419
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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" In England the latter years of the nineteenth century saw a period of rapid and profound change in the role of women in sports. Kathleen McCrone describes this transformation and the social changes it helped to bring about. Based upon a thorough canvas of primary and secondary materials, this study fills a gap in the history of women, of sport, and of education."

Boconnoc

A Romance of Wild-oat-cake
Author: Herbert Vivian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 367
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Kulturgeschichte des Sports

Vom antiken Olympia bis zur Gegenwart
Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406632068
Category: History
Page: 494
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In diesem unterhaltsamen Buch beschreibt Wolfgang Behringer, wie Sport über 3000 Jahre wurde, was er heute ist, wann wer welche Sportarten ausübte und warum, wie es zum Aufstieg des Fußballs kam und wie schon in der Antike Sport und Politik sich wechselseitig beeinflussten. Diese Kulturgeschichte wird Sportmuffeln – no sports! – wie Sportfans gleichermaßen verblüffende Einsichten liefern und zeigt den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in einem neuen Licht. 776 v. Chr. wurden in Olympia die ersten panhellenischen Spiele angehalten, eine Erfolgsgeschichte, bis sie 393 n. Chr. verboten wurden. Aber warum ließ man sie nicht mehr zu? Und wie kam es, dass sie nach 1500 Jahren wieder belebt wurden und warum sprechen wir von Spielen und nicht von Sport? Wolfgang Behringer eröffnet in seiner Kulturgeschichte neue Einblicke in die Geschichte des Sports. Er zeigt uns den jungen Kaiser Karl V. als begeisterten Tennisspieler, Heinrich VIII. von England als Sportfanatiker und den Begründer der modernen Physik, Isaac Newton, als aktiven Boxer. Die Kultur der Renaissance brachte den Bau großer Sportanlagen, denn im Florenz der Medici zog der Calcio, der Fußball, zigtausende Schaulustige an. In diesem Buch wird darüber hinaus höchst unterhaltsam und historisch fundiert diskutiert, was Sport überhaupt ist. Warum gehört Turmspringen dazu, Sackhüpfen aber nicht? Wie steht es mit den Stierkämpfen oder dem Motorsport? Wie kam es zum Aufstieg des Fußballs und wie beeinflussen sich Sport und Politik?

The Publishers Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 7384
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Ecstasy: a Study of Happiness


Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 232
View: 2592
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The English squire and his sport


Author: Roger Longrigg
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
View: 7783
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Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature, Volume 57, July to December 1892


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
View: 3659
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British Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
View: 6248
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Lippincott's Monthly Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 3528
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7608
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The Every-day Book and Table Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversion
Author: William Hone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Days
Page: N.A
View: 4264
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The Gentlewoman in Society


Author: Lady Violet Greville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 271
View: 9258
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Australasian Victorian Studies Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 4524
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Catalogue of the Reference and Lending Departments: General literature and fiction


Author: Port Elizabeth Public Library (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: N.A
View: 4358
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Sport


Author: C. M. van Stockum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classification
Page: 289
View: 1169
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