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    DescriptionHow 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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    Title
    A History of the Wife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marilyn Yalom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060931568
    ISBN 10: 0060931566
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VFVG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    DC22: 306.872
    B&T General Subject: 347
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A31604800
    DC21: 306.872
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A31503240
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HQ1206 .Y35 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, FAM030000, SOC028000, HIS039000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    05 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY