A Social History of Leisure Since 1600
Written as an introductory text, A Social History of Leisure Since 1600 describes, synthesizes, and provides a broad theoretical framework in which to understand the emergence of leisure as a central feature of the modern world. While recreation and leisure are receiving increasing attention from historians, to date there had been no book which provided a broad-based understanding for the beginning student of the subject. Cross has achieved a rare feat -- a book that will be of interest to both beginning students and historians.
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Why a Social History of Leisure?
Traditional Society and the Place of Leisure
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