Marriage, a History

How Love Conquered Marriage
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Product Number: Z100116382
Released: Jun 21, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515926405
Narrator/s: Callie Beaulieu
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn't get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes listeners from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is-and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today's marital debate.

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Author(s): Stephanie Coontz
Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016

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Author(s): Stephanie Coontz
Narrator(s): Callie Beaulieu
Product Number DD25500
Released: Jun 21, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515906407
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Author(s): Stephanie Coontz
Product Number EB00389534
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101118252

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