Sport, politics, and literature in the English Renaissance /

"Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance is the first book-length study of the crucial relationship between sport and the political and imaginative literature of Renaissance England. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, educators, medical practitioners, and military sc...

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Main Author: Semenza, Gregory M. Colón, 1972-
Format: Book
Published:Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: "A Treatise of Sport"
  • 1.. The Legacy of the Anti-Sport Polemic
  • 2.. Sport and the Idle Nobility in Shakespeare's Henry VI
  • 3.. Performative Interpretations: The Literary Context of the Book of Sports Controversy
  • 4.. The Burden of the Present: Athletic and Poetic Competition in the Annalia Dubrensia
  • 5.. The Danger of "Innocent, harmless mirth": Walton's Compleat Angler in the Interregnum
  • 6.. "When to thir sports they [re]turn'd": Samson Agonistes and the Politics of Restoration Sport
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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