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    The sport of tennis – constantly in the frontline of sport history

    Five hundred pages, forty-five chapters, forty-nine authors – the Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics is a veritable treasure trove for academic tennis aficionados. Edited by renowned tennis historian Robert J. Lake, the volume elicited numerous unsolicited enthusiastic exclamations of appreciation and joy from our reviewer, renowned historian of Swedish tennis Johnny Wijk. Actually, his only complaint was the glaring paucity of Swedish tennis.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, Issue 17–18: Art and Sport

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 34, 2017, Issue 14; ISHPES 2016 (Paris)

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.

    Excellent anthology about sport, literature, and culture in eighteenth century Britain

    The “long eighteenth century” denotes the period 1660–1815, which is when modern sports emerged in Britain. In Sharon Harrow’s anthology British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century (Routledge) the intersection of sport, literature, and culture is examined. In her favorable review essay, Katarina Tornborg discusses and reflects on the cultural aspects of the sporting world of the day.
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