Sport in Europe

1st Edition

Annette Hofmann

Routledge
Published May 9, 2018
Reference - 188 Pages
ISBN 9780815360940 - CAT# K346921
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

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Summary

This book presents an overview on sport history research in Europe by giving insights into various topics between Europe´s south and north. Examples are physical activities in the middle ages in Córdoba, bullfighting in Spain, aspects of football in various countries to winter sports in France. Football is mainly looked at in the period of the late 1930s to the 1940s, a period of dictatorship in many European countries. This is shown at the example of the German press coverage of German–Danish sport collaborations and the identity of Spanish football during this time.

A further focus are the Olympic Games. This topic is taken up in two articles: One discusses as its main subject the famous painting 'Sport Allegory/The Crowing of the Athletes' created by the father of Pierre de Coubertin, the other one has a more current content and shows stakeholders and challenges of the European Youth Olympics in 2015.

Besides these broad topics, a focus is put on research in sport history by reflecting on historical frameworks and various methodological approaches.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue in The International Journal of the History of Sport.

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