A History of Sport in Wales

Author(s) Martin Johnes

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Pocket Guides

  • November 2005 · 144 pages ·177x112mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708319468

About The Book

A brand new Pocket Guide which charts the concise history of sport in Wales since 1800. The book locates the character and structure of sport within the wider social, political and economic context that shaped it.


'This overview of sport in Wales is a valuable and most welcome addition to the 'Pocket Guide' series and succeeds in being both readable and thought-provoking...The strength of the volume is the author's ability to contextualize sport with reference to the political, social, economic and cultural history of Wales...provides a valuable discussion of the role of sport in 'forging a wider popular sense of Welsh nationhood' It is a remarkable and admirable achievement'. Planet

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Martin Johnes

Martin Johnes is Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, and one of Wales’s best-known historians. He is the author of a series of books on Welsh history, including Wales: England’s Colony?, which was adapted into a BBC television series.

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