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England's Revelry - A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830 (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,667
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England's Revelry - A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830 (Hardcover, New): Emma Griffin

England's Revelry - A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830 (Hardcover, New)

Emma Griffin

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

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This study looks at the relationship between popular recreations and the spaces in which they took place, and in doing so it provides a history of how England enjoyed itself during the long eighteenth century. Because the poor lacked land of their own, public spaces were needed for their sports and pastimes. Such recreations included: parish wakes and feasts; civic fairs and celebrations; football, cricket and other athletic sports; bull- and bear-baiting; and the annual celebrations of Shrove Tuesday and Guy Fawkes. Three case studies form the core of this book, each looking at the recreations and spaces to be found in different types of settlement: first, the streets and squares of provincial market towns; then the diverse vacant spaces to be found in industrialising towns and villages of the west Midlands and West Riding of Yorkshire; and finally the village greens of rural England. Through a detailed examination of contemporary books, diaries and newspapers, and records in over forty archives, Dr Griffin addresses the questions of what spaces were used, and what was the interaction with those who used and controlled the land. The industrial revolution has been seen to have had a negative impact on popular recreation; through its innovative use of the concept of space, this book provides a welcome alternative to this traditional view.

General

Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs
Release date: June 2005
First published: October 2005
Authors: Emma Griffin
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 310
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-726321-1
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-19-726321-6
Barcode: 9780197263211

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