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1. Title Title of document Acknowledgements - Tennis
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Heiner Gillmeister; University of Bonn, retired; Germany
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Cultural History
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) tennis; ball games; medieval sports and pastimes
 
5. Subject Subject classification Sports History; Historical Linguistics
 
6. Description Abstract This is the second edition of the highly acclaimed and bestselling comprehensive history of tennis which was the first truly scholarly history of any individual sport. Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in 12th century France where it emerged as a more peaceful variety of ribald football played in monasteries. By the 16th century, it had become the favourite pastime of the European aristocracy and had, in the wake of the Spanish conquistadors, even reached the Americas. The prestige of the game also led to its popularity among Renaissance poets and playwrights. After a gradual decline in the 18th and 19th centuries the medieval game revived in the 1870s in the form of lawn tennis. The new game dispensed with the expensive walled courts, discarded the complicated rules of the old game and was played in a natural setting. From England with its famous Wimbledon tournament it spread to the European continent and to the United States where the Davis Cup was born.


Gillmeister debunks several firmly established myths about the history of the game and rare colour photographs and medieval and renaissance drawings generously adorn the text. A delight for the sports fan and the scholar alike, Tennis is the authoritative text on the sport.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 10-Feb-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/32781
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.32781
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Tennis
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) international,
medieval to present
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd