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Account Options Sign in. The History of Human MarriageVolume 1. Macmillan- Edwardd – pages. Selected pages Title Page. The comparative method in sociology p I sq The resemblances.

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The only condition on which the universal prevalence of a social. Definition of marriage as a social institution p 26 sq The institution. The hypothesis that the human race originally lived in a state. Celibacy in extraordinary cases commanding more respect than marriage.

The nature marriaeg sexual modesty p sq Some degree of sexual modesty.

The sexual freedom often enjoyed by both sexes among uncivilised peoples. The temporary prostitution of a girl before marriage or of a matron at. Naked savages who are ashamed to cover themselves p The.

History of Human Marriage

The tattooing of the pubic region p sq The sexual organs. Common terms and phrases Aborigines according ancient animals Anthr Australian Australian Aborigines believe bride bridegroom British Central Africa British New Guinea brother celibacy Central Africa ceremony chastity child civilisation classificatory system Coast colours Congo connection considered custom Darwin daughter deflowered E.

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Page – When a young man sees a girl whom he desires for a wife, he first endeavors to gain the good-will of the parents ; this accomplished, he proceeds to serenade his lady-love, and will often sit for hours, day after day, near her house, playing on his flute. Should the girl not appear, it is a sign she rejects him; but if, on the other hand, she comes out to meet him, he knows that his suit is accepted, and he takes her to his house.

No marriage ceremony is performed. Page – Yea and the gods, in the likeness of strangers from far countries, put on all manner of shapes, and wander through the cities, beholding the violence and the righteousness of men. Page – We may conclude that a great Mother Goddess, the personification of all the reproductive energies of nature, was worshipped under different names, but with a substantial similarity of myth and ritual by many peoples marriave western Asia; that associated with her was a lover, or rather series of lovers, divine yet mortal, with whom she mated year by year, their commerce being deemed essential to the propagation of animals and plants, each in their several kind; and further, that the fabulous union of the Page – At Byblus the people shaved their heads in the annual mourning for Adonis.


Women who refused to sacrifice their hair had to give themselves up to strangers on a certain day of the festival, and the money which they thus earned was devoted to the goddess. Wesermarck – It must not, however, be supposed, that these women are always easily won ; the greatest attentions and most fervent solicitations are sometimes requisite, even though there be no other lover in the way.

Page – The whole object of courtship, of the mutual approximation and caresses of two persons of the opposite sex, is to create the state of sexual tumescence. Page – There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. Page – If a married woman is seen even walking in the forest with another man than her husband she is chastised by him.

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A repetition of the offence is generally punished with speedy death. Brothers and sisters scrupulously avoid living alone together. A mother-in-law is never allowed to live with her son-in-law.

To the Indian’s mind the opportunity of evil implies the commission of it. Page – It was their favourite opinion that if Adam had preserved his obedience to the Creator, he would have lived for ever in a state of virgin purity, and that some harmless mode of vegetation might have peopled paradise with a race of innocent and immortal beings.