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

By Peter Borsay

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

A heritage of Leisure
- explores a number of interests, from festive tradition and track to tourism and sport
- emphasises a conceptual and demanding technique, instead of an easy narrative history
- covers quite a number subject matters together with financial system, nation, classification, identities, position, area and time
- treats the constituent elements 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 rest and indicates new ways to the topic. Borsay attracts upon the insights supplied by means of quite a few disciplines along that of background - anthropology, the humanities, geography and sociology - to supply a vital consultant to this attention-grabbing zone of study.

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