Reflections on the "competitive dimension" and the history of football

Author/s Andrea Zorzi
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/111
Language Italian Pages 24 P. 23-46 File size 195 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2020-111003
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The article demonstrates how academic historians of football no longer compete with traditional sports journalism, but with a new generation of public historians (writers, columnists and freelancers), who carry out well documented and rigorous research. By relegating the competitive dimension to the lower divisions academic historians, the article argues, risk losing touch and becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Keywords: Historiography, Sport, Football, Game, Competitions

Andrea Zorzi, «Fatto agonistico» e storia del football: una riflessione in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 111/2020, pp 23-46, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2020-111003