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The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Robert W. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The stadium century traces the history of stadia and mass spectatorship in modern France from the vélodromes of the late nineteenth century to the construction of the Stade de France before the 1998 ... More


Financing a national festival

Jonathan Smyth

in Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being: The Search for a Republican Morality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103789
eISBN:
9781526120847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103789.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is probably the most original chapter of the book. No-one has previously attempted to analyse the actual costs of such an event as a Republican Festival. New detailed research in national and ... More


A ‘grand stade’ for Paris: stadia, urban planning and the 1924 Olympics

Robert W. Lewis

in The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the debates over the construction of a monumental, 100,000-person stadium in advance of the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The stadium’s advocates argued that it would spark a ... More


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