Floodlights and Touchlines

    Floodlights and Touchlines

    A History of Spectator Sport

    Rob Steen

    Bloomsbury 2015

    Paperback 800pp Illustrated

    9781472922212   Product Code: 24527

    The codification of field games, the setting up of leagues and the desire to bet on the outcome of matches all contributed to the growth of spectator sport; professionalism and big business followed close behind. Tracing the diversion back to ancient chariot races and boxing matches, this much-acclaimed study explores the history of games as entertainment, the politics and governance of modern sport, and the factors that draw so many of us into the drama.

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