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

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A History of Marriage


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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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Seven Stories Press
Social Science : Sociology - Marriage & Family
Abbott, Elizabeth
History : Social History
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Publication Date:
January 2011

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » World History » General

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