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Adrian Harvey - Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story - 9780415350198 - V9780415350198
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Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story

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Description for Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story Paperback. 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 long history of an established and organised sport existed. Series: Sport in the Global Society. Num Pages: 320 pages, 89 black & white tables, 20 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: HBT; WSJA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 156 x 235 x 19. Weight in Grams: 500.
The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of the game, challenging previously widely-accepted beliefs. Harvey argues that established football history does not correspond with the facts. Football, as played by the 'masses' prior to the adoption of the public school codes is almost always portrayed as wild and barbaric. This view may require considerable modification in the light of Harvey's ... Read more

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
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About Adrian Harvey
Dr. Adrian Harvey is a tutor for the Workers' Education Association and for the Extra Murals Department of Birkbeck College, London University. He worked at a postman until 1992 and obtained an MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College, London University and a D.Phil at Nuffield College, Oxford University in 1996. His works on sport and recreation ... Read more

Reviews for Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story
Adrian Harvey's study is a fundamental and revisionary reappraisal rooted in imaginative and painstaking research which others have barely touched....Invaluable. -James Walvin, University of York

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