Compiled by leading researchers, the Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports is a comprehensive guide to the games, recreational activities and competitive events that emerged from the rural society of Britain's past. The first reference work on the subject to be published in a century, it provides an authoritative record of Britain's indigenous sports, and full discussion of the issues surrounding rural sports today.In the first half of the century it transformed itself from a traditional activity to a modern sport by codifying the rules of racing and attempting to define the status of who can take part. ... Manual workers and men who worked in and about boats were barred as amateurs, and true professionals were often treated as a ... Sources and Reading: Dodd, C., The Story of World Rowing (London: Stanley Paul, 1992).
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports|
|Author||:||Tony Collins, John Martin, Wray Vamplew|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2005|