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The Thrill of Frozen Water: Class, Gender and Ice-skating in The Netherlands, I600-I900

Water, Leisure and Culture : European Historical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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... of early modern skating culture had lost much of their self-evident vitality. In his folklonstic study on Dutch popular recreations, Jan ter Gouw in 1871 confirmed that 'in this century skating rinks have become unfashionable in the eyes...