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Tennis : a cultural history

Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher: Washington Square, N.Y. : New York University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a history of tennis. It provides a range of linguistic and documentary evidence to chart the development of the game from its origins in the early-Middle Ages to the eve of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heiner Gillmeister
ISBN: 081473121X 9780814731215 0718501470 9780718501471
OCLC Number: 40117768
Description: xii, 452 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The origins of tennis: the monks' racket --
The tennis games of the Middle Ages --
The language of tennis --
Tennis in Renaissance literature --
Tennis in the German Ballhouse --
Lawn tennis: the sturdy bastard --
Lawn tennis in America --
Continental colonies: lawn tennis in France --
Lawn tennis under the Kaiser.
Other Titles: Kulturgeschichte des Tennis.
Responsibility: Heiner Gillmeister.

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