I Don't A Contrarian History of Marriage
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Description: A provocative survey of marriage and what it has meant for society, politics, religion, and the home. For ten thousand years, marriage—and the idea of marriage—has been at the very foundation of human society. In this provocative and ambitious book, Susan Squire unravels the turbulent history and many implications of our most basic institution. Starting with the discovery, long before recorded time, that sex leads to paternity (and hence to couplehood), and leading up to the dawn of the modern “love marriage,” Squire delves into the many ways men and women have come together and what the state of their unions has meant for history, society, and politics – especially the politics of the home. This book is the product of thirteen years of intense research, but even more than the intellectual scope, what sets it apart is Squire’s voice and contrarian boldness. Learned, acerbic, opinionated, and funny, she draws on everything from Sumerian mythology to Renaissance theater to Victorian housewives’ manuals (sometimes all at the same time) to create a vivid, kaleidoscopic view of the many things marriage has been and meant. The result is a book to provoke and fascinate readers of all ideological stripes: feminists, traditionalists, conservatives, and progressives alike.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|A Note to the Reader|
|Paradise Lost, Just Because He Listened to His Wife|
|Struck Dead, Just Because He Spilled the Fruit of His Loins|
|Do Athenian Husbands Have It All?|
|Do Roman Wives Have It All?|
|The Cure for Lust|
|Never on Sunday. (Or Wednesday. Or Friday. Or Saturday.)|
|The Making of a Sexless Marriage|
|The Golden Age of Adultery|
|The End of the World?|
|What a Man Wants|
|Season of the Witch|
|Be Fertile and Increase-The Sequel|
|Love Meets Marriage: A New Idea|