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Building Europe with the Ball

Turning Points in the Europeanization of Football, 1905–1995


Edited By Philippe Vonnard, Grégory Quin and Nicolas Bancel

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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This bibliography gathers all the scientific contributions from the chapters of this book concerning European football and international sport more broadly. Allison Lincoln, The Politics of Sport (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1986). Allison Lincoln and Mornington Terry, ‘Sport, Prestige, and International Relations’, in Lincoln Allison, ed., The Global Politics of Sport. The Role of Global Institutions in Sport (London: Routledge, 2005), 5–23. Archambault Fabien, ‘La difficile gestation d’une Europe du football dans les années 1950’, in Anastasio Pamela and Bossu Charles, eds, Facciamo l’Europa. Aspetti dell’integrazione culturale europea (1957–2007) (Rome: Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia, 2012), 85–96. Archambault Fabien, Artiaga Loïc and Bosc Gérard, eds, Le continent basket. L’Europe et le basket-ball au XXe siècle (Bruxelles: Peter Lang, 2015). Armstrong Gary and Mitchell Jon, eds, Global and Local Football: Politics and Euro- peanization on the Fringes of the EU (London: Routledge, 2008). Antonioni Peter and Cubbin John, ‘The Bosman Ruling and the Emergence of a Single Market in Soccer Talent’, Journal of Law and Economics 9/2 (2000), 157–73. Bancel Nicolas, Frenkiel Stanislas and Riot Thomas, ‘Special Issue – Postcolonial Sports. International Perspectives’, The International Journal of the History of Sport 32/7 (2015), 847–979. Bandy Susan et al., eds, Gender, Body and Sport in Historical and Transnational Perspectives (Hamburg: Kovač, 2008). Barcelo Laurent, ‘L’Europe des 52: l’Union Européenne de Football Association (UEFA)’, Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains 228/4 (2007), 119–33. Beacom Aaron, ‘Sport in International Relations: A Case for...

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