Tennis:Cultural History

Tennis:Cultural History

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Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.Et dicitur hec libertas ideo decembrica, quia antiquitus consuetudo fuit apud gentiles, ut hoc mense pastores et serui er ... The extract dealt with here is also reprinted, along with an English translation, in my article: a#39;The Origin of Ball Gamesa#39;, p. ... In medieval ordinances the manufacturers of tennis balls are enjoined to use (sheepa#39;s) leather for the cover of the ball, ... (the chapter on a#39; Directives with Collective Sanctiona#39;, 6), and the rather inadequate German translation of the book, pp.

Title:Tennis:Cultural History
Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher:A&C Black - 1998-10-01

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