Encyclopedia of British Sport

Encyclopedia of British Sport


By (author) Richard Cox, By (author) Professor Wray Vamplew, By (author) Grant Jarvie, Foreword by Tim Herman


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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 463 pages
  • Dimensions: 161mm x 242mm x 34mm | 941g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1851093443
  • ISBN 13: 9781851093441
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations

Product description

This remarkable volume should become the standard reference source for the history of British sport. It covers the sociology and psychology of sports, major events such as the cricket Test Matches and Wimbledon, key issues such as racism and drugs, and sport in drama, literature, and the media.

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Author information

Richard Cox is director of the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Manchester, Manchester, England. Grant Jarvie is professor and director of the Scottish Centre for Sports Studies at the University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland. Wray Vamplew is professor and director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture.

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"An excellent reference source. . . . Recommended for public libraries serving communities interested in British sports." - Choice