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Tennis : a cultural history

Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher: London : Leicester 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heiner Gillmeister
ISBN: 0718501470 9780718501471 0718501950 9780718501952
OCLC Number: 717762862
Description: XII, 452 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: The monk's racket - origins of tennis; the tennis games of the Middle Ages; the language of tennis; tennis in Renaissance literature; tennis in the German Ballhaus; lawn tennis - the sturdy bastard; lawn tennis in America; continental colonies - lawn tennis in France and Olympic tennis; lawn tennis under the Kaiser.
Responsibility: Heiner Gillmeister.

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