By J.A. Mangan,J. A. Mangan
In a time of remarkable political and fiscal transformation, the center sessions of Victorian and Edwardian England grew to become important avid gamers in a brand new social order. Nowhere did their tradition, values and id achieve clearer expression than of their activities, and their impression continues to be felt within the approach we organise, play and think about game this present day.
A Sport-Loving Society offers a variety of groundbreaking essays from the journals that have outlined recreation background during the last 3 a long time. those essays discover the position of the social associations and problems with the Victorian and Edwardian classes in shaping the activities of the English center sessions, together with:
- the emancipation of women
- culture and class
- diplomacy and war.
Showcasing the paintings of admired game historians, this booklet demonstrates the price of recreation as a automobile for the examine of wider social switch.
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A Sport-Loving Society: Victorian and Edwardian Middle-Class England at Play (Sport in the Global Society) by J.A. Mangan,J. A. Mangan