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Popular recreations

Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry

Published by British Academy

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263211
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.003.0002

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Popular recreations

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This chapter discusses the various qualities of popular recreations, such as being events of intrinsic historical interest and occasional moments of release or reversal. It illustrates some of the ways in which space is important in shaping these customs and practices. Long-forgotten pastimes are also described.

Keywords: popular recreations; historical interest; space; long-forgotten pastimes; moments of release; moments of reversal

Chapter.  12620 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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