A History of Leisure: The British Experience since 1500 by Peter Borsay PDF

By Peter Borsay

rest is a key point of recent residing. How did our ancestors adventure activity long ago, and the way does this relate to the current? to reply to those questions, Peter Borsay examines the heritage of rest in Britain over the last 500 years, analysing parts of either continuity and alter.

A historical past of Leisure
- explores more than a few interests, from festive tradition and track to tourism and sport
- emphasises a conceptual and demanding process, instead of an easy narrative history
- covers a number issues together with financial system, country, type, identities, position, house and time
- treats the constituent components of the British Isles as a fluid and dynamic amalgam of neighborhood and nationwide cultures and polities.

Authoritative and interesting, this article demanding situations traditional perspectives at the background of relaxation and indicates new ways to the topic. Borsay attracts upon the insights supplied through various disciplines along that of background - anthropology, the humanities, geography and sociology - to provide an important consultant to this interesting quarter of study.

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