Building Europe with the Ball published
Since 1990, football history has become increasingly important within the field of sport science, yet few studies have centred on the Europeanization of the game from the interwar period onwards. This period saw the creation of a sovereign institution dedicated to European football, the establishment of specific rules about players’ transfers and contracts and, in particular, the development of competitions.
This book examines the development of European football between 1905 and 1995 from a transnational perspective. It offers a space for discussion to both early-career and established historians from a range of different countries, leading to a better understanding of the crucial turning points in the Europeanization of the game. The volume aims to promote valuable new reflections on the role of football in the European integration process.
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Philippe Vonnard is a PhD student at the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne. He has published several articles about the development of European football from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Grégory Quin is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne. He has published many articles on Swiss and European sports history and has been awarded a UEFA Research Grant to support his work.
Nicolas Bancel is Professor of Sport History and Director of the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne. He is a specialist in postcolonial and transnational approaches to sport and is the author of several books and many articles.