The Noble English Art of Self-Defence


Author: Ned Donnelly

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782273204

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 2315

A book of boxing by one of the nineteenth-century stars, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library. Ned Donnelly, a former prize fighter turned boxing instructor and author (with a lot of help from his literate friends), was a household name as a one of the most successful, famous, and respected instructors in the history of British boxing. This delightful book - more than an instruction manual, more than an amusing pastime - captures the fighting style from a crucial moment in boxing history right after the Prize Ring had become extinct. With a detailed clarity of expression, and accompanied by charming illustrations of a slightly paunchy boxer, it is a fascinating insight to the man who trained George Bernard Shaw. The books in "Found on the Shelves" have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over seventeen miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it. From essays on dieting in the 1860s to instructions for gentlewomen on trout-fishing, from advice on the ill health caused by the "modern" craze of bicycling to travelogues from Norway, they are as readable and relevant today as they were more than a century ago.


The Art of Boxing


Author: John Hurley


ISBN: 1411601890


Page: 53

View: 8254

This book is a reprint of Ned Donnelly's classic treatise on boxing.

Parliamentary Debates


Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 934

Parliamentary Debates


Author: New Zealand. Parliament

Publisher: N.A


Category: New Zealand

Page: N.A

View: 8271

Religious Polemics in Context

Papers Presented to the Second International Conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (Lisor) Held at Leiden, 27-28 April, 2000


Author: Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions. International Conference

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023241331

Category: Religion

Page: 597

View: 3172

Studies in Theology and Religion,11 Polemics, as "the art or practice of disputation or controversy", is a living issue in matters of religion, and is a major object of research for scholars in religious studies and theology. The second international conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR), held at Leiden in April 2000, was devoted to the subject of Religious Polemics in Context, aiming at a further exploration of the notion of religious polemics, together with the unfolding of a wide variety of case-studies from various religious traditions. The volume contains most of the papers read at the conference, and offers contributions on general issues (e.g., by M. Dascal), as well as on particular topics in the fields of history of religion (e.g., Islam), ancient Israel and early Christianity, the history of Christianity, and the social sciences of religion. An annotated bibliography is added to this collection, which may stimulate a further study of the topic.

The Encyclopedia of the Sword


Author: Nick Evangelista

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313278969

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 690

View: 4414

From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers--the things daydreams are made of. Yet, until the publication of this encyclopedia there has never been a comprehensive volume on the subject of the sword. For the first time, readers can locate information on the history of sword types and styles throughout the world, techniques of combat sword use, techniques of fencing and major fencing masters, and so on.

Black Genesis

The History of the Black Prizefighter 1760-1870


Author: Kevin Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 5254

Black Genesis: The History of the Black Prizefighter 1760-1870 chronicles the saga of the black prizefighter from the birth of the modern ring through the conclusion of the bare-knuckle era. A series of historical biographies, gleaned from hundreds of primary sources, Black Genesis tells a story seldom told, adding a chapter to black history, as well as the annals of boxing, that has largely been ignored for the better part of two centuries. From the black Frenchmen Joseph Boulogne to the American slave Thomas Molineaux, the educated and refined Bill Richmond to the violent and desperate John Kendrick, Black Genesis brings forth the story of the bold, black pioneers who crossed into the white world of prizefighting, and made their mark on history. Kevin Smith, a boxing historian and author, member of the International Boxing Research Organization, Founder of the Historical Society for Black Prizefighters and the world's foremost authority on black prizefighters, brings us the fascinating story of Black Genesis, through a collection of little known facts, stirring biographical detail and comprehensive records.



Author: Henry Downes Miles

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877168223

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4251

Containing lives of the most celebrated pugilists; full reports of their battles from contemporary newspapers, with authentic portraits, personal anecdotes, and sketches of the principal patrons of the prize ring, forming a complete history of the ring from Fig and Broughton, 1719-40, to the last championship battle between King and Heenan, in December 1863