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Football, the first hundred years : the untold story of the people's game

Author: Adrian Harvey
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Sport in the global society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presenting a revisionist history of football, this book aims to challenge commonly held beliefs about the birth of the modern game, demonstrating that outside of English public school codification, a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Harvey
ISBN: 0415350182 9780415350181 0415350190 9780415350198
OCLC Number: 57006936
Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Waiting for kick-off 1. What football was not: The history of Shrove football 2. Entertaining the elite: Football at the public schools and the universities 1555-1863 3. Football outside the public schools: From American indians to Origin of the Species 4. An epoch in the annals of sport: Britain's first football culture, Sheffield 1857-1867 5. Footballing Backwaters? London, the F.A. and the rest, 1860 to 1867 6. Football splits up but goes national: The creation of a national football culture 1868-1873 7. Kicking and carrying: The geographical distribution of sporting rules 1860-1873 8. Cups, leagues and professionals: Rugby and Association 1874-1901 9. Conclusions: The real history of the creation of modern football.
Series Title: Sport in the global society.
Responsibility: Adrian Harvey.


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