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European Heroes

Myth, Identity, Sport

Edited by Pierre Lanfranchi, Richard Holt, J A Mangan

Series Editor: Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

Routledge – 1996 – 184 pages

Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Description

Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic heroes who have dominated the sporting landscapes of their own countries. The ambition is to understand what these icons stood for in the eyes of those who watched or read about these vessels into which poured all manner of gender, class and patriotic expectations.

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The Sports Historian

"The book contains some beautifully written vignettes on sporting heroes … It is a fascinating read with many surprising twists as the historians demystify the myths and provide a modern objective analysis.

Name: European Heroes: Myth, Identity, Sport (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Pierre Lanfranchi, Richard Holt, J A ManganSeries Editor: Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan. Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to...
Categories: European History, Social & Cultural History, Sports History