Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Cropper, Corry.

Title Playing at monarchy : sport as metaphor in nineteenth-century France / Corry Cropper.

Publication Info. Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill - Downloadable Materials  EBSCO Ebook    Downloadable
Rocky Hill cardholders click here to access this title from EBSCO
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 247 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Playing at Monarchy looks at the ways sports and games (tennis, fencing, bullfighting, chess, trictrac, hunting, and the Olympics) are metaphorically used to defend and subvert, to praise and mock both class and political power structures in nineteenth-century France. Corry Cropper examines what shaped these games of the nineteenth-century and how they appeared as allegory in French literature (in the fiction of Balzac, Mérimée, and Flaubert), and in newspapers, historical studies, and even game manuals. Throughout, he shows how the representation of play in all types of literature mirrors the most important social and political rifts in postrevolutionary France, while also serving as propaganda for competing political agendas. Though its focus is on France, Playing at Monarchy hints at the way these nineteenth-century developments inform perceptions of sport even today.
Subject Sports -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Sports -- Political aspects -- France.
Sports -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Sports and state -- France.
Sports. (OCoLC)fst01130432
Sports and state. (OCoLC)fst01130564
Sports -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130493
Sports -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130525
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Cropper, Corry. Playing at monarchy. Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008024056
ISBN 9780803218994 (electronic bk.)
0803218990 (electronic bk.)
Add a Review