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Sport, a cultural history / [electronic resource] Richard D. Mandell.

By: Mandell, Richard D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1984Description: xx, 340 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 023105470X (alk. paper); 9780231054706 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Sports -- Social aspects -- History | Social history | Sports, to 1983 - Sociological perspectives | Sports -- Aspect social -- Histoire | Histoire sociale | Sport | Culturele aspecten | Geschichte | Sozialgeschichte | SportDDC classification: 306/.483 Other classification: 15.10 | 76.10 | SPO 541n | ZX 4400 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Sport before high culture -- Sport before the Greeks -- Greece -- Spread of the taste -- Sport in pre-industrial high culture -- Europe, 500-1750 -- England: land of sport -- Induced sport -- American sport to the 1920s -- The modern Olympic Games -- American sport in recent times -- The Olympic games, 1936-1980 -- Sport and society in the late twentieth century -- Joyous sport, beautiful sport.
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Bibliography: p. [305]-330.

Includes index.

Sport before high culture -- Sport before the Greeks -- Greece -- Spread of the taste -- Sport in pre-industrial high culture -- Europe, 500-1750 -- England: land of sport -- Induced sport -- American sport to the 1920s -- The modern Olympic Games -- American sport in recent times -- The Olympic games, 1936-1980 -- Sport and society in the late twentieth century -- Joyous sport, beautiful sport.

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