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5. The transformation of Etruria

5. The transformation of Etruria  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199547913
5. The transformation of Etruria
13. Epilogue

13. Epilogue  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0013
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199601349
13. Epilogue
9. Imagine That

9. Imagine That  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0009
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chapter
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9780192853851
9. Imagine That
1. What is modern China?

1. What is modern China?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198753704
1. What is modern China? It is impossible to do other than assent to the unanimous verdict that China has at length come to the hour of her destiny … The contempt for foreigners is a thing of the past … Even in remote places we have found the new spirit—its evidence, strangely enough, the almost universal desire to learn English … as knowledge of English is held to be the way to advancement, the key to a knowledge of the science and art, the philosophy and policy, of the West.
Introduction

Introduction  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199688340
Introduction Sport creates a bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfilment that few other areas of endeavour provide. What is ‘sport’ and why has the urge to run or jump, to wrestle or master a moving ball individually, or in a team, been part of human culture for so long? Is sport a source of virtue or, as George Orwell put it, ‘war minus the shooting’? Sport harnesses the human instinct for play and the joy of movement in the cause of competition. Who is the strongest,
4. International

4. International  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0005
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9780199688340
4. International With the emergence of national federations and associations to govern sport in the second half of the 19th century, it was perhaps inevitable that these organizations would look to challenge each other. The first recorded international sporting fixture took place in New York in 1844 at the St George’s Cricket Club in Bloomingdale Park, and pitched a United States team against one from Canada. An estimated 10,000 spectators were in attendance, and some $120,000 of bets were placed. After three days of weather-interrupted play, Canada won. The match is important as it breaks the pattern, which was standard
4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks

4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0005
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9780198706151
4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks
4. Is Chinese society modern?

4. Is Chinese society modern?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198753704
4. Is Chinese society modern? real equality.
2. Modern

2. Modern  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
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9780199688340
2. Modern The development of modern sports, as we would recognize them now, was primarily a product of the second half of the 19th century. However, prior to the coalescence of various forces that would lead to the rise of sport in its modern, codified, and rational form, there were a series of key building blocks that would inform the Victorian development of sporting activity. The common practice of playing sport on feast days and Sundays had led to the popular spread of games such as folk football. The brief period of Puritan domination in 17th century Britain and colonial
6. Dark side

6. Dark side  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0007
Item type: 
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9780199688340
6. Dark side Sport is not simply about who wins or loses the game. While events on the field of play may constitute the limits of the actual physical sporting experience, the impact of sport is felt far wider. In 1950, for example, Brazil was the host nation, and hot favourite, for that year’s soccer World Cup. They faced Uruguay in the final, in front of 200,000 supporters, packed into the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The Uruguayans stunned the home crowd into silence, scoring the winner, with 11 minutes remaining, to win 2–1. In trying to explain the

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