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Sports History

A Practical Guide

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22 November 2006

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Why should we study the history of sport? What primary sources do sports historians use? How can you make your own sports history work more sophisticated and professional?

If you are studying sport or history, and are looking...

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Why should we study the history of sport? What primary sources do sports historians use? How can you make your own sports history work more sophisticated and professional?If you are studying sport or history, and are looking for a deeper appreciation of the ideas and methods involved in the historical study of sport, then this book is essential reading. Through themed chapters, Martin Polley explores:- the nature of sports history- the importance of the past in contemporary sport- the types of primary evidence that sports historians use.With numerous practical exercises designed to bring sports history to life, a glossary and extensive guidance to further resources, this indispensable book will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of sports history.

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Sport Studies is a growing area in HE and FE and an increasingly popular field of study
Introduces ideas, theories and methods in sports history in a clear and easytofollow manner
Features a glossary and numerous exercises and activities to aid study

Acknowledgements
Introduction
What is Sports History?
The Presence of the Past in Contemporary Sport
Sport and Historiography
Reading Sports History
Primary Evidence
Primary Sources in Sports History 1
Primary Sources in Sports History 2
Developing Your Own Sports History Project
Conclusion
Glossary
Further Reading and Resources
Index.

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MARTIN POLLEY is Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Routledge's bestselling sports history textbook Moving the Goalposts: A History of Sport and Society since 1945 (1998), and editor of the five-volume The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914 (2004).

Visit Martin Polley's blog at: www.palgrave.typepad.com/polley

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MARTIN POLLEY is Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Routledge's bestselling sports history textbook Moving the Goalposts: A History of Sport and Society since 1945 (1998), and editor of the five-volume The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914 (2004).

Visit Martin Polley's blog at: www.palgrave.typepad.com/polley

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