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Sportowcy w Warszawie. Zarys form obecności w przestrzeni miejskiej przełomu XIX i XX wieku

Piotr Kubkowski

Sportsmen in Warsaw. Outline of Forms of Presence in Urban Space at the Turn of the 19th and the 20th Centuries

In the article the author reviews forms of presence of the sports life and physical culture practices in Warsaw in the last decades of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. He focuses on appearing of these issues in the press – in particular in the specialist magazines – and tries to mark on the envisioned plan of the city the leading centers promoting physical activities: gymnastics institutes and places where sports societies functioned. The aim of the article is to present the scale of phenomena related to physical culture in everyday life of that period, and to place them in the group of topics usually discussed while describing the city undergoing modernization