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How football began : a global history of how…

How football began : a global history of how the world's football codes… (edition 2019)

by Tony Collins (Author)

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This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and un-organised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book compares the development of each of the major forms of football (soccer, rugby union, rugby league, American, Canadian, Australian and Gaelic), in the context of the growth of commercialised leisure in the late nineteenth century, a product of rising living standards, the second industrial revolution, breakthroughs in mass communications technology and the new modern democratic spirit of the age. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.… (more)
Title:How football began : a global history of how the world's football codes were born
Authors:Tony Collins (Author)
Info:Routledge, London, 2019.
Collections:2019 List

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How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born by Tony Collins



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Chapters 11 and 12 of this global survey of the historical origins of football codes relate to Australian Rules football. Chapter 11 is 'Melbourne" A City and Its Football', chapter 12 is, 'Australian Rules and the Invention of Football Traditions'
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