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Royal Courts in Dynastic States and Empires

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Book Series: Rulers and Elites ISBN: 9789004206229 9789004206236 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: xvi, 444 pp. DOI: 10.1163/9789004206236 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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"In recent decades the history of premodern states and empires has undergone major revision. At the heart of this process stood the court, encompassing the household as well as government institutions. This volume for the first time brings together the fruits of research on royal courts from antiquity to the modern world, from Asia to Europe. The authors are acknowledged specialists in their own fields, but they address themes relevant for all courts: the inner and outer dimensions of court architecture as well as staff organizations; the connections between court, capital, and realm; the relationship of the ruler with relatives and other elites. This volume pioneers comparative history combining a rich empirical orientation with a critical assessment of theoretical perspectives. Contributors: Tülay Artan, Gojko Barjamovic, Peter Fibiger Bang, Jeroen Duindam, Sabine Dabringhaus, Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Ebba Koch, Metin Kunt, Paul Magdalino, Rosamond McKitterick, Ruth Macrides, Rolf Strootman, Isenbike Togan, Maria Antonietta Visceglia, and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill."

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leiders --- kapitaal --- opvolging --- ceremony --- elite --- ritual --- paleizen --- succession --- capitals --- palaces --- ceremonie --- rulers --- princes --- ritueel --- elites --- prinses

Sport and technology: An actor-network theory perspective

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Book Series: Globalizing Sport Studies ISBN: 9781784995201 9781784995201 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Sports Science --- Science (General) --- Sociology
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How do new technologies come to be used in sport? This book moves beyond the idea of functionality to explore the many other important factors that athletes and sporting bodies consider throughout the process of adoption. Few would question the difficulty of producing an elite athletic performance. The high level of training, combined with intense competition and pressure from media and sponsors, can be challenging for athletes and sporting bodies to negotiate. The book investigates how these factors affect the use of technology in sport, while simultaneously demonstrating the influence of new technologies on sporting practice. Using actor-network theory – an approach common in studies of science and management but seldom applied in this field – it offers readers an inside view into elite sport and the part that technology plays in training, competition and broadcasting.

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