The British Influence in the Birth of Spanish Sport

Rivero Herráiz, Antonio and Sanchez Garcia, Raul (2011). The British Influence in the Birth of Spanish Sport. "The International Journal of the History of Sport", v. 28 (n. 13); pp. 1788-1809. ISSN 0952-3367. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2011.594686.

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Title: The British Influence in the Birth of Spanish Sport
Author/s:
  • Rivero Herráiz, Antonio
  • Sanchez Garcia, Raul
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: The International Journal of the History of Sport
Date: 2011
ISSN: 0952-3367
Volume: 28
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Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Sports started to gain relevance in Spain around the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century as a leisure and health option of the upper classes imported from Britain. Its early development was intertwined with the spread of other kinds of physical activities with much more tradition on the continent: gymnastics and physical education. First played by the ruling classes – aristocracy and high bourgeoisie – sports permeated towards petty bourgeoisie and middle classes in urban areas such as Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastián and Santander. This pattern meant that the expansion of sports was unavoidably tied to the degree of industrialisation and cultural modernisation of the country. Since 1910, and mainly during the 1920s, sport grew in popularity as a spectacle and, toa much lesser degree, as a practice among the Spanish population.

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Item ID: 14156
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14156/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14156
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2011.594686
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Dec 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:41
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