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Published: 27 October 2020

416 Pages | several black and white illustrations

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198208334

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This Sporting Life

Sport and Liberty in England, 1760-1960

Robert Colls

  • Takes a new approach to the history of sport, allowing us a visceral look at the sporting lives of the English between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Offers a new type of cultural history, showing that sports had as much of an impact in defining English identity as gender, politics, education, class, and religion
  • Explains the sporting life as an embodiment of modern England as a country of liberty and courage, tradition and modernity
  • Provides insights into how sport impacts upon ideas of masculine identity and sense of place