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, develop into a venue for private success in modern the USA? How did the idea of romantic love, a novelty within the heart a long time, turn 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), wonderful cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage within the Judeo Christian global during the centuries and indicates how extensively our rules approximately marriage have replaced.

For any lady who's, has been, or ever could be married, this intellectually lively and gripping old research of marriage sheds new mild on an establishment most folks take without any consideration, and which can, in reality, be experiencing its such a lot convulsive upheaval because the Reformation.

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