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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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What does the tradition of marriage really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, orsocial obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged marriages, dowries, self-marriages, and child brides. Marriage-in all itsloving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations-is revealed here through Abbott's infectious curiosity.

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ISBN:
9781609800857
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Marriage & Family
Author:
Abbott, Elizabeth
Subject:
History : Social History
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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