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The Resource Playing at monarchy : sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France, Corry Cropper

Playing at monarchy : sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France, Corry Cropper

Label
Playing at monarchy : sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France
Title
Playing at monarchy
Title remainder
sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Corry Cropper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries sports have been used to mask or to uncover important social and political problems, and there is no better example of this than France during the nineteenth century, when it changed from monarchy to empire to republic. Prior to the French Revolution, sports and games were the exclusive domain of the nobility. The revolution, however, challenged the notion of noble privilege, and leisure activities began spreading to all levels of society. Games either evolved from Old Regime spectacles into bourgeois pastimes, such as hunting, or died out altogether, as did trictrac. During this period, sports and games became the symbolic cultural battlefield of an emerging modern state." "Playing at Monarchy looks at the ways sports and games (tennis, fencing, bullfighting, chess, trictrac, hunting, and the Olympics) are metaphorically used to defend and subvert, to praise and mock both class and political power structures in nineteenth-century France. Corry Cropper examines what shaped these games of the nineteenth-century and how they appeared as allegory in French literature (in the fiction of Balzac, Merimee, and Flaubert), and in newspapers, historical studies, and even game manuals. Throughout, he shows how the representation of play in all types of literature mirrors the most important social and political rifts in post-revolutionary France, while also serving as propaganda for competing political agendas." "Though its focus is on France, Playing at Monarchy hints at the way these nineteenth-century developments inform perceptions of sport even today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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Cropper, Corry
Dewey number
796.094409034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports and state
Label
Playing at monarchy : sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France, Corry Cropper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paume anyone? Representing real tennis after the tennis court oath -- The Spanish bullfight in France : Goya, Gautier, and Mérimée -- Trictrac and chess as models of historical discourse : chance in the works of Balzac and Mérimée -- Of rabbits and kings : hunting and upward mobility -- Fencing and aristocratic resistance during the third republic -- Olympic restoration : Coubertin and the European monarchy -- Conclusion : imitation and resistance
Control code
FIEb16787420
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780803217737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)221147761
Label
Playing at monarchy : sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France, Corry Cropper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paume anyone? Representing real tennis after the tennis court oath -- The Spanish bullfight in France : Goya, Gautier, and Mérimée -- Trictrac and chess as models of historical discourse : chance in the works of Balzac and Mérimée -- Of rabbits and kings : hunting and upward mobility -- Fencing and aristocratic resistance during the third republic -- Olympic restoration : Coubertin and the European monarchy -- Conclusion : imitation and resistance
Control code
FIEb16787420
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780803217737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)221147761

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