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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Mountain Stages and How-to Manuals Paume Anyone? Representing Real Tennis after the Tennis Court Oath The Spanish Bullfight in France: Goya, Gautier, and Mérimée Trictrac and Chess as Models of Historical Discourse: Chance in the Works of Balzac and Mérimée Of Rabbits and Kings: Hunting and Upward Mobility Fencing and Aristocratic Resistance during the Third Republic Olympic Restoration: Coubertin and the European Monarchy Conclusion: Imitation and Resistance Notes Bibliography Index 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. vi vii xi 1 23 45 85 119 155 181 189 223 235 ...