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Marriage, a history : from obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriage

Author: Stephanie Coontz
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
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An analysis of the institution of marriage detailing how marriages have evolved from loveless unions to their current state, in an exposé that reveals the impacts of Victorian-inspired marital intimacy, divorce, and alternative lifestyles.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coontz, Stephanie.
Marriage, a history.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)646987278
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Coontz
ISBN: 067003407X 9780670034079
OCLC Number: 57422388
Notes: UNCG University Libraries notes:
In search of traditional marriage -- The era of political marriage -- The love revolution -- Courting disaster? The collapse of universal and lifelong marriage -- For better or worse? The future of marriage.
Description: xi, 432 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1: In search of traditional marriage. The radical idea of marrying for love --
The many meanings of marriage --
The invention of marriage --
pt. 2: The era of political marriage. Soap operas of the ancient world --
Something borrowed : the marital legacy of the classical world and early Christianity --
Playing the bishop, capturing the queen : aristocratic marriages in early medieval Europe --
How the other 95 percent wed : marriage among the common folk of the Middle Ages --
Something old, something new : Western European marriage at the dawn of the modern age --
pt. 3: The love revolution. From yoke mates to soul mates : emergence of the love match and the male provider marriage --
"Two birds within one nest" : sentimental marriage in nineteenth-century Europe and North America --
"A heaving volcano" : beneath the surface of Victorian marriage --
"The time when mountains move has come" : from sentimental to sexual marriage --
Making do, then making babies : marriage in the Great Depression and World War II --
The era of Ozzie and Harriet : the long decade of "traditional" marriage --
pt. 4: Courting disaster? : the collapse of universal and lifelong marriage. Winds of change : marriage in the 1960s and 1970s --
The perfect storm : the transformation of marriage at the end of the twentieth century --
Uncharted territory : how the transformation of marriage is changing our lives --
Conclusion : Better or worse? : the future of marriage.
Responsibility: Stephanie Coontz.
Local System Bib Number:
ocm57422388

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An analysis of the institution of marriage detailing how marriages have evolved from loveless unions to their current state, in an exposé that reveals the impacts of Victorian-inspired marital intimacy, divorce, and alternative lifestyles.
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