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History of Human Marriage Part 1
by Edward Westermarck

Overview - Volume 1 of 3. This work discusses the evolution of marriage from its earliest history through present times. This volume contains chapters relative to the following topics: on the method of investigation; origin of marriage; human pairing season in primitive times; criticism of the hypothesis of promiscuity: alleged instances of peoples living in promiscuity, prenuptial unchastity, Jus Primae Noctis, religious prostitution, lending and exchange of wives, feasts, classificatory system of relationship, mother right, masculine jealousy; frequency of marriage and the marriage age; celibacy; sexual modesty; courtship; secondary sexual characters in animals, female coyness; and primitive means of attraction.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Volume 1 of 3. This work discusses the evolution of marriage from its earliest history through present times. This volume contains chapters relative to the following topics: on the method of investigation; origin of marriage; human pairing season in primitive times; criticism of the hypothesis of promiscuity: alleged instances of peoples living in promiscuity, prenuptial unchastity, Jus Primae Noctis, religious prostitution, lending and exchange of wives, feasts, classificatory system of relationship, mother right, masculine jealousy; frequency of marriage and the marriage age; celibacy; sexual modesty; courtship; secondary sexual characters in animals, female coyness; and primitive means of attraction.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780766146181
  • ISBN-10: 0766146189
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: April 2003
  • Page Count: 596


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