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Marriage customs of the world : from henna to honeymoons

Author: George Monger
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Monger, George.
Marriage customs of the world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(OCoLC)607661444
Online version:
Monger, George.
Marriage customs of the world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(OCoLC)609348293
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Monger
ISBN: 1576079872 9781576079874 9791576079873
OCLC Number: 56064942
Description: xiii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 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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An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. Weddings are filled with traditions that everyone accepts  Read more...

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