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  • 1
    ISBN: 9780192859990 , 0192859994
    Language: English
    Pages: xii, 444 Seiten, 8 ungezählte Seiten Tafeln , Illustrationen , 24 cm
    Edition: First edition
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Duke-Evans, Jonathan An English tradition?
    DDC: 306.0941
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    Keywords: Sportsmanship History ; National characteristics, British ; Fairness ; Social ethics History ; Great Britain Moral conditions ; History ; England ; Großbritannien ; Fairness ; Nationalbewusstsein ; Geschichte
    Abstract: For hundreds of years English people have claimed that fair play is at the core of their national identity. Jonathan Duke-Evans looks at the history of fair play in Britain from earliest times to the present, asking whether it is in fact a British, or alternatively an English, characteristic at all - and if so, whether fair play still matters today? In An English Tradition?, Jonathan Duke-Evans explores the origins of the idea of fair play, tracing it back to the classical world and the Dark Ages, and finding its genesis deep within England's social structure. Charting its early development through both the tales of chivalry and the stories of popular legend, the book shows how fair play manifested itself in literature, the law, the Christian religion, and the family. It examines the way in which fair play was conceived during the ages of slavery and empire, and it proposes a new account of the birth of modern sport in the encounter between age-old popular games and the Victorian cult of amateurism. Taking in the Scottish, Irish, and Welsh manifestations of fair play, Duke-Evans offers contrasts and comparisons from cultures all around the world, and suggests new perspectives on the relevance of fair play in the twenty-first century.
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 387-414
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  • 2
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
    ISBN: 9780192676290
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (365 pages)
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 303.372
    Keywords: Social ethics-History ; Sportsmanship ; Electronic books
    Abstract: The history of fair play in Britain from earliest times to the present, asking whether it is in fact a British, or alternatively an English, characteristic at all - and if so, whether fair play still matters today?.
    Abstract: Intro -- Halftitle page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Preface -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Figure -- Plates -- 1. Introduction: The problem of fair play -- 2. What do we mean when we talk about fair play? -- Fair play as not cheating -- Fair play as respecting people's entitlements -- Fair play as courtesy in sport -- Fair play as a sporting chance -- Fair play as sympathy for the underdog -- Fair play as refusal to sneak -- The core meaning -- Fair play and the sense of equality -- Fair play in political theory -- Fair play as a discourse -- 3. Fair play-the history of a phrase -- "Fair" and "play" in Early and Middle English -- The first appearance of "fair play" -- The ambiguity of "fair play" -- "Fair play" in early modern English: the 16th century -- The 17th century -- The 18th century -- The 19th century -- Some analogues of "fair play" -- Estimating levels of usage of "fair play" -- 4. Classical perspectives -- 5. Christianity and chivalry -- The "ideal type" -- The biblical tradition -- The saint and the knight -- Beowulf: killing monsters fairly -- The origins of chivalry -- Fair play in the literature of chivalry: Chrétien to Malory -- Chivalry in real life: the tournament -- The survival of chivalry: Spenser and Sidney -- Shakespeare, chivalry, and fair play -- Chivalry in literature: a declining tradition -- Sir Walter Scott and the revival of chivalry -- 6. Fair play in pre-industrial Britain: Law, politics, religion, and class -- Fair play takes root -- English social structure and fair play -- Fair play in the common law -- The English political system and fair play -- The Church and fair play -- Some conclusions -- 7. Fair play-the popular strand -- Fair play outside the elite -- Street-fighting men -- The cult of the outlaw -- Conclusion -- 8. The rise of the gentleman -- The gentleman -- Fox-hunting.
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780191953293
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource , Illustrations (black and white, and colour).
    Edition: First edition.
    Series Statement: Oxford scholarship online
    DDC: 306.0941
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    Keywords: Geschichte ; Fairness ; Nationalbewusstsein ; Social ethics History ; National characteristics, British ; Fairness History ; Sportsmanship History ; Society ; Society & culture: general ; England ; Großbritannien ; Great Britain Moral conditions ; History
    Abstract: This resource offers a history of fair play in Britain from earliest times to the present, asking whether it is in fact a British, or alternatively an English, characteristic at all - and if so, whether fair play still matters today?
    Note: This edition also issued in print: 2023 , Includes bibliographical references and index
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