This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including qBlackwood's Magazine, qq Nineteenth Century, q qFortnightly Reviewq and qContemporary Review, q all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.1 Such sports as cricket, lawn tennis, croquet, golf, rowing, and rugby union had roles in middle-class education and the socialisation it promoted, ... quorums; and the protocols linked to nomenclature and conduct towards opponents were heavily informed by a gcntlcmany code of behaviour. The promotion of amateur sporting cultures in the middle-class versions of rowing, athletics, and rugby footballanbsp;...
|Title||:||The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: The varieties of sport|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2004|