By Marilyn Yalom

ISBN-10: 0060193387

ISBN-13: 9780060193386

ISBN-10: 0060931566

ISBN-13: 9780060931568

How did marriage, thought of a spiritual responsibility in medieval Europe, turn into a venue for private achievement in modern the USA? How did the concept of romantic love, a novelty within the heart a long time, develop into a prerequisite for marriage this day? And, if the unique goal of marriage was once procreation, what precisely is the aim of marriage for girls now?

Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), unique cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage within the Judeo Christian global during the centuries and indicates how notably our principles approximately marriage have replaced.

For any lady who's, has been, or ever can be married, this intellectually energetic and gripping historic research of marriage sheds new gentle on an establishment most folks take without any consideration, and that can, actually, be experiencing its so much convulsive upheaval because the Reformation.

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