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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Arena and Pall Mall: Sport in the Early Modern Period1

Wolfgang Behringer.

in German History

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History. 14651 words.

This article argues that the early modern period in Europe from c. 1450 to 1850 should be not seen merely as an independent era in the history of sport but rather as the formative period of...

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Sport in Southern Europe

Andrew McFarland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Social and Cultural History. 6613 words.

This chapter explores how sport became intertwined with identity, politics, consumerism, and culture in Southern Europe to the extent that it is difficult to imagine modern Spain, Italy,...

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