cover image of Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot

A World History of Marriage

by Amber J. Keyser

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

For thousands of years, marriage was a business transaction between two families. Fathers chose husbands for their daughters to build power, wealth, and social status. Rules about acceptable spouses were strict. Interfaith and interracial marriages were often forbidden.

Over the centuries, laws and traditions governing marriage have changed dramatically. In the United States, interfaith and interracial marriages are common. Same-sex marriages are legal there and in many nations. In some places, however, centuries-old customs are still firmly in place. Modern matrimony has its ugly sides, such as rape, forced marriages, and bitter divorces. Learn about the good and the bad, with people from around the world discussing the complexities and the joys of marriage.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:
Twenty-First Century Books ™
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 14.8 MB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 7.4 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 14.8 MB

Amber J. Keyser (Author)

Evolutionary biologist-turned-author Amber J. Keyser has a MS in zoology and a PhD in genetics. She writes both fiction and non-fiction for tweens and teens.Her young adult novels include Pointe, Claw (Carolrhoda Lab, 2017), an explosive story abo...

More about Amber J. Keyser
Tying the Knot
Copy and paste the code into your website.
New here? Learn how to read digital books for free