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Marriage customs of the world : from henna to honeymoons

Author: George Monger
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
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"Getting hitched by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas. Sleeping on Limburger cheese on a Scottish wedding night. From Arabic weddings to Zulu weddings, Marriage Customs of the World takes readers on a tour of customs and ceremonies associated with marriage that cross cultures and continents. More than 200 A-Z entries, peppered with dozens of photographs, reveal both striking similarities and dramatic variations  Read more...
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Monger, George.
Marriage customs of the world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004
(OCoLC)607661444
Online version:
Monger, George.
Marriage customs of the world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004
(OCoLC)609348293
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Monger
ISBN: 1576079872 9781576079874 1576079880 9781576079881
OCLC Number: 56064942
Description: xiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Abduction, Marriage by --
Aborigines (Australian) --
Adultery --
Afghanistan --
Age at Marriage --
Almonds --
Anniversaries --
Anvil, Firing of --
Arabic Weddings --
Arranged Marriage --
Ball Games --
Bangladesh --
Banns --
Barring the Way --
Ba'siller --
Bathing --
Bed, Marriage --
Bells --
Besom Weddings --
Best Man --
Betrothal --
Bidding --
Bigamy --
Bonds, Marriage --
Bosseler --
Bottom Drawer --
Bouquet --
Breakfast, Wedding --
Bride-Ale --
Bride-Cake --
Bridegroom --
Bride-Price --
Bridesmaid --
Bridewain --
Broom, Marriage over the --
Bundling --
Cake, Wedding --
Cana, Wedding at --
Canopy, Bridal --
Capture (Kidnap), of Bride --
Capture, Marriage by --
Cards, Wedding --
Cars --
Cats --
Ceremony --
Chamber Pot --
Child Marriage --
Chimney Sweep --
China --
Christian Weddings --
Church Porch, Weddings in --
Civil Ceremonies --
Colors --
Common-Law Marriage --
Commonwealth Period --
Concubine --
Confetti --
Consanguinity --
Consummation --
Contracts --
Courtship --
Creeling --
Crowns --
Customs --
Dances --
Dancing in a Hog (Pig) Trough --
Days for Marriage --
Divinations --
Divorce --
Dowry --
Dress, Wedding --
Dunmow Flitch --
Egypt --
Elizabethan Wedding Party --
Elopement --
Endogamy/Exogamy --
Engagement --
Epithalamium --
Etiquette --
Evil Eye, Protection from --
Factory Customs --
Fantasy Weddings --
Favors --
Feet --
Fescennine Songs --
Fiancé(e) --
Fleet Weddings --
Flowers --
France --
Garter --
Germany --
Giving Away --
Gloves --
Greek Weddings --
Gretna Green --
Gypsy Weddings --
Handfasting --
Hen Night --
Henna --
Hindu Weddings --
Home, Setting Up --
Honeymoon --
Hot Pot --
Huppah (Chuppa) --
India --
Indonesia --
Irregular Marriage --
Islamic Marriage --
Israel --
Jamaica --
Japan --
Jewish Weddings --
Kuwait --
Leap Year --
Lord Hardwick's Marriage Act --
Love Spoons --
Maori Weddings --
Mass Weddings --
Matchmaking --
May, Marriage in --
Mexico --
Middle East --
Mormon Church --
Morocco --
Native American Marriage --
Netherlands --
Niger --
Nuer Weddings --
Open Marriage --
Palestinian Weddings --
Paper of Pins --
Penny Weddings --
Petting Stone --
Photographs --
Polterabend Party --
Polyandry --
Polygyny --
Posset --
Premarriage Customs --
Presents --
Proxy, Marriage by --
Purchase, Marriage by --
Quaker Weddings --
Quintain --
Racing --
Ribbon Girl --
Rice --
Rings, Wedding and Betrothal --
Rosemary --
Rough Music/Rough Band --
Russian Weddings --
Sameh People --
Same-Sex Marriage --
Scandinavia --
Shift, Marrying in a --
Shoes --
Shower --
Sikh Weddings --
Slave Weddings --
Soupe, la --
South America --
Spain --
Spousal --
Stafell --
Stag Night --
Stockings, Throwing of --
Strawboys --
Suttee --
Temporary Marriage --
Thailand--
Threshold, Carrying over --
Tibet --
Tokens --
Tree, Marriage to a --
Trousseau --
Turkey --
United Kingdom --
Unorthodox Marriages --
Valentine's Day --
Veil --
Wales --
Walking on Gold --
Wed --
Wedding House --
Wife-Selling --
Wife-Swapping --
Yemen --
Yoruban Weddings --
Yugoslavia --
Zoroastrian Weddings --
Zulu Weddings.
Responsibility: George P. Monger.
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"Getting hitched by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas. Sleeping on Limburger cheese on a Scottish wedding night. From Arabic weddings to Zulu weddings, Marriage Customs of the World takes readers on a tour of customs and ceremonies associated with marriage that cross cultures and continents. More than 200 A-Z entries, peppered with dozens of photographs, reveal both striking similarities and dramatic variations among marriage rites and rituals." "Spanning countries, cultures, religions, and rituals, Marriage Customs of the World traces the evolution and current practices of wedding ceremonies, dispels myths concerning the origins of contemporary customs, and examines changes in attitudes and legislation. From arranged marriages to the huppah, readers will discover how weddings confirm the establishment of new family units, provide financial assistance for couples, bring them good fortune, and give formal recognition to unions the church or state might not."--Jacket.

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