By Peter Borsay

ISBN-10: 0333930819

ISBN-13: 9780333930816

ISBN-10: 0333930827

ISBN-13: 9780333930823

relaxation is a key element of contemporary residing. How did our ancestors event sport some time past, and the way does this relate to the current? to respond to those questions, Peter Borsay examines the background of relaxation in Britain over the last 500 years, analysing components of either continuity and alter.

A background of Leisure
- explores a variety of 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 topics together with economic system, kingdom, classification, identities, position, area 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 fascinating, this article demanding situations traditional perspectives at the heritage of relaxation and indicates new methods to the topic. Borsay attracts upon the insights supplied by means of a number of disciplines along that of heritage - anthropology, the humanities, geography and sociology - to provide a vital advisor to this interesting region of study.

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