A History Of The Wife

A History Of The Wife

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How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now?

Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), distinguished cultural historian Marilyn… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins (May 19, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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