In The History of Human Marriage (1922), Edvard Westermarck defined marriage
as "a more or less durable connection between male and female lasting ...
Jun 26, 2013 ... Though marriage is now seen as love between equals, throughout history it has
had a radically different definition.
A look at the history of marriage and how marriage has evolved through the years
So rapidly did the theory win favour that in 1891 it was, according to Westermarck
, "treated by many writers as a demonstrated truth" (History of Human Marriage, ...
With the same-sex marriage
debate going on, many people have defined marriage
while others have asked "What is marriage
?" Some of the definitions refer to marriage
as a legal contract, as a right, as a spiritual bond, as part of God's plan, and more. How do you define... More »
Jan 20, 2014 ... Because while marriage has existed as a central element of life in nearly every
global culture in recorded history, its definition has already been ...
A Brief History of Marriage. The union of a man and a woman, recognised by
authority or ceremony, is as old as civilization itself and marriage of some kind is
Jun 1, 2012 ... "Whenever people talk about traditional marriage or traditional families,
historians throw up their hands," said Steven Mintz, a history professor ...
Mar 14, 2012 ... The Anglo-Saxons saw marriage as a strategic tool to establish diplomatic and
trade ties, says Stephanie Coontz, author of Marriage, A History: ...
Feb 13, 2014 ... Marriage means something different to everyone and has changed over time and
across cultures. Alex Gendler traces the history of getting ...