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BRITISH SPORTS TRADITIONS. EUROPEAN SETTLERS BROUGHT TO NORTH AMERICA MANY OF THEIR CULTURAL TRADITIONS REGARDING SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN PREINDUSTRIAL BRITAIN AND WESTERN EUROPE SPORTS ALSO TOOK PLACE IN THE CONTEXT OF RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS

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British sports traditions

BRITISH SPORTS TRADITIONS


British sports traditions

  • EUROPEAN SETTLERS BROUGHT TO NORTH AMERICA MANY OF THEIR CULTURAL TRADITIONS REGARDING SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • IN PREINDUSTRIAL BRITAIN AND WESTERN EUROPE SPORTS ALSO TOOK PLACE IN THE CONTEXT OF RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS

  • MOST OF THESE SPORTING ACTIVITIES TOOK PLACE WITHIN THE BOUNDAIRES OF VILLAGES, PARISHES AND TOWNS IN CONNECTION WITH SUNDAY-RECREATIONAL GAMES AND LEISURE

  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION IN EUROPE GENERATED A NEGATIVE REACTION TOWARDS THE CELEBRATION OF SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN THE SABBATH


Local traditions

LOCAL TRADITIONS

  • HORSE RACING

  • COCKFIGHTING

  • HUNTING

  • WRESTLING

  • CRICKET

  • FOOTBALL

  • MAIN CHARACTERISTICS:

  • WITHIN PARISH BOUNDARIES, TIED TO RELIGIOUS FESTIVITIES.

  • REFLECTED PATRIARCHAL AND CLASS HIERARCHIES

  • EXTENSION/VARIATION OF WORK ACTIVITIES PERFORMED AS GAMES

  • USED TO DEFINE MASCULINITY & BOUNDARIES IN THE VILLAGE


Sabbath and sports

SABBATH AND SPORTS

  • PROTESTANT REFORMATION PROHIBITED RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN RELIGIOUS FESTIVITIES

  • BOOK OF SPORTS 1618 KING JAMES IS CONSIDERED AN OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF SPORTS

  • 1618 BOOK OF SPORTS REPRESENTS A MODERATE AFFIRMATION OF SUNDAY SPORTS

  • SPORTS LEGAL ON SUNDAYS AND CHRISTIAN FESTIVITIES

  • 1649 PROTESTANT REVOLUTION, KING CHARLES I EXECUTED, SABBATH LAWS

  • SABBATH TO TAKE PLACE WITHOUT PROFANE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES


Sports secularization

SPORTS SECULARIZATION

  • THE CONTROVERSIES REGARDING SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN THE SABBATH IN THE 17TH CENTURY GENERATED AN OPPORTUNITY IN URBAN AREAS TO ORGANIZE SPORTS AND PHYSICAL COMPETITIONS UNDER COMPLETELY SECULAR BASIS, NOT ANYMORE UNDER RELIGIOUS SUPERVISION OR AS AN ATTACHMENT TO A RELIGIOUS FESTIVITY

  • LOCAL URBAN ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPED DIFFERENT EVENTS FEATURING PHYSICAL COMPETITIONS AND GAMES WITH A NEW VISION.


Sports secularization1

SPORTS SECULARIZATION

  • URBAN AREAS IN ENGLAND AND WESTERN EUROPE DEVELOPED SPORTING ACTIVITES AS FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR COMMERCIAL PROFIT IN THE LATE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES.

  • THE PURPOSE OF THESE NEW ACTIVITIES WAS TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF URBAN ENTREPRENEURS

  • THESE NEW MENTALITY GENERATED A COMPLETELY NEW WAY OF ORGANIZING SPORTS


Sports in 18 th century great britain

SPORTS IN 18TH CENTURY GREAT BRITAIN

  • HORSE RACING ON CIRCULAR TRACKS

  • COCKFIGHTING

  • BOXING

  • URBAN CENTERS, SEMIPROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETITORS

  • COMMERCIAL PURPOSE

  • SPECIALIZED SPECTATORS

  • URBAN INNS AND TAVERNS CENTER OF ACTIVITIES


Boxing the national sport of england

BOXING: “THE NATIONAL SPORT OF ENGLAND”

  • BOXING IS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF THE PROCESS OF SECULARIZATION OF SPORTS IN EUROPE

  • BOXING MATCHES WERE ORGANIZED IN TAVERNS AND BARS BY THE OWNER OF THE ESTABLISHMENT WITH THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING SALES AND GENERATE ADDITIONAL INCOME. THESE TAVERN OWNERS FUNCTIONED AS FIGHT PROMOTERS

  • THE BROUGHTON RULES WERE THE FIRST SET OF REGULATIONS FOR PRIZEFIGHTING IN THE 18TH CENTURY, DRAFTED BY J.BROUGHTON, A BOXER, BAR OWNER AND PROMOTER IN LONDON.

  • BOXING, FAIR COMPETITION, TECHNIQUE, STRATEGY, RULES

  • GAMBLING, DRINKING, PARTIES

  • TAVERN OWNERS, FIGHT PROMOTERS


Sports 18 th century britain

SPORTS 18TH CENTURY BRITAIN

  • SECULAR SPORTING ACTIVITIES FLOURISHED IN ENGLAND AND OTHER AREAS IN EUROPE IN RESPONSE TO THE URBANIZATION PROCESS AND THE CHURCH’S REFUSAL TO ORGANIZE SPORTS ACTIVITIES

  • THE SECULARIZATION OF SPORTS ONLY ACCELERATED WITH THE FORMATION OF SPECIFIC RULES FOR BOXING, HORSE RACES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • SPORTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT, NON RELIGIOUS PURPOSES

  • SPORTS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES FOUND IN BOXING AND HORSE RACES IDEAL VENUES TO GENERATE REVENUE IN THE CITIES.


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