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Marriage, a History

How Love Conquered Marriage

Stephanie Coontz

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 readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying...
Publish Date
February 28
First Published in 2005
Goodreads rating
Jan 17, 2013
@mrbenwells The book I recommended was "Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage" by @StephanieCoontz. Here:      source
Jul 11, 2019
@DanielleMorrill this book is great if you haven't read it      source
Apr 15, 2020
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source