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Marriage and civilization : how monogamy made us human

Author: William Tucker
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, Inc., [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monogamous marriage built civilization; will its collapse destroy it? Documents the historical and anthropological story behind how monogamous, lifelong partnerships are the driving force behind the creation and rise of civilization.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Tucker
ISBN: 9781621572015 1621572013
OCLC Number: 868298594
Description: 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Where did the family come from? --
The primate inheritance --
Chimp sexual communism --
The alpha couple and the primal horde --
Why we didn't remain chimpanzees --
Hunger-gatherer monogamy --
The end of hunter-gatherer monogamy --
Herding and horticulture : the two roads to polygamy --
Marriage at the dawn of civilization --
Egyptian and Hebrew beginnings --
The Illiad and The Odyssey --
Greece and the birth of monogamous society --
The rape of Lucretia and the founding of Rome --
Christianity, Droit de Seigneur, and the virtuous woman --
The French revolution and the end of aristocracy --
The Victorian era and the triumph of marriage --
Mormonism : a nineteenth-century dissent from monogamy --
Nomadic warriors and Islam --
Marriage in India --
Marriage in China --
The black family and the emergence of single motherhood --
What is happening to the family today? --
What do women want? --
What marriage means for civilization.
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William Tucker documents the historical and anthropological story behind how monogamous, lifelong partnerships are the driving force behind the creation and rise of civilization.  Read more...

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"Marriage and Civilization is a starburst in the heavens." -Tom Wolfe

 
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