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A History of the Wife

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A History of the Wife

by Yalom, Marilyn

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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 Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed.For any woman who is, has been, or ever will be married, this intellectually vigorous and gripping historical analysis of marriage sheds new light on an institution most people take for granted, and that may, in fact, be experiencing its most convulsive upheaval since the Reformation.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
GOR009800899
Title
A History of the Wife
Author
Yalom, Marilyn
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
second hand - Acceptable
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0863584268
ISBN 13
9780863584268
Publisher
Harpercollins
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
2001

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