Militarism, Sport, Europe: War Without Weapons

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J. A. Mangan
Psychology Press, 2003 - Social Science - 316 pages
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Virtually everywhere, directly or indirectly, modern men are prepared for war through sport. It has been no different in the past. Throughout history a constant imperative has been a moral commitment to defend the society. Sport has played its part in the inculcation of this commitment. However, sport has also been considered both a substitute for war and an antidote to war. This collection of essays explores the relationship between sport and war, bringing together established authors that include Peter Beck, Hans Bonde, Vassil Girginov, Donald Kyle, J.A. Mangan, John McClelland and Gertrud Pfister, and emerging authors such as Penelope Kissoudi, Orestis Kustrin, Callum McKenzie, Alethea Melling, Hamad Ndee and Roberta Vescovi.
 

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Contents

Gladiators
10
Lasting Legacy? Spartan Life as a Germanic
28
Ball Games from the Roman Gentleman
46
Military Drill Rather more than Brief
65
Ladies Football
120
The Balkan Games Penelope Kissoudi
142
Sport
166
on International Sport Particularly the Olympic
187
Danish Sport
208
Purpose and Politics
253
Many Mansions and Many Architectural
281
Notes on Contributors
287
Select Bibliography
296
Index
311
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