The Stadium Century

Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Author: Robert W. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526106264

Category: Social Science

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The stadium century traces the history of stadia and mass spectatorship in modern France from the vélodromes of the late nineteenth century to the construction of the Stade de France before the 1998 soccer World Cup. As the book demonstrates, the stadium was at the centre of debates over public health and urban development and proved to be a key space for mobilising the urban crowd for political rallies and spectator sporting events alike. After 1945, the transformed French stadium constituted part of the process of postwar modernisation but also was increasingly connected to global transformations to the spaces and practices of sport. Drawing from a wide range of sources, the stadium century links the histories of French urbanism, mass politics and sport through the stadium in an innovative work that will appeal to historians, students of French history and the history of sport, and general readers alike.
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Nobility and patrimony in modern France

Author: Elizabeth C. Macknight

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526120534

Category: History

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This study of tangible and intangible cultural heritage explains the significance of nobles' conservationist traditions for public engagement with the history of France. During the French Revolution nobles' property was seized, destroyed, or sold off by the nation. State intervention during the nineteenth century meant historic monuments became protected under law in the public interest. The Journées du Patrimoine, created in 1984 by the French Ministry for Culture, became a Europe-wide calendar event in 1991. Each year millions of French and international visitors enter residences and museums to admire France's aristocratic cultural heritage. Drawing on archival evidence from across the country, the book presents a compelling account of power, interest and emotion in family dynamics and nobles' relations with rural and urban communities.
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Africa

Author: Brian Rajewski,Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810376922

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Organized alphabetically by country, then by city, this reference on Asia, the Pacific and the Asiatic Middle includes information on geography and climate, population, government, arts and education, and transportation.
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Cities of the World

A Compilation of Current Information on Cultural, Geographical, and Political Conditions in the Countries and Cities of Six Continents, Based on the Department of State's "Post Reports".

Author: Monica M Hubbard,Beverly Baer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810376922

Category: Travel

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