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Marriage customs of the world; an encyclopedia of dating customs and wedding traditions, 2d ed; 2v.

9781598846638

Marriage customs of the world; an encyclopedia of dating customs and wedding traditions, 2d ed; 2v.

Monger, George M.

ABC-CLIO

2013

743 pages

$189.00

Hardcover

GT2690

This two-volume encyclopedia set presents over 340 entries on marriage and dating customs around the world, both historic and contemporary. They are alphabetically arranged and average about 1,000 words. Many entries are summaries of wedding rites specific to certain cultures and countries, and even the origin of marriage, but also objects and practices associated other aspects of human love-bonds. Examples include love letters, handfasting, in-laws, monogamy and more. It builds on a previous version, expanding it by 150 entries. George Monger provides an introduction and guide to related topics.

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