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A history of marriage from same sex unions to private vows and common law, the surprising diversity of a tradition by Elizabeth Abbott

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Published by Seven Stories Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Marriage,
  • History

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Marriage-- in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations-- comes alive here through Abbott"s infectious enthusiasm and curiosity.

Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Abbott
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ503 .A18 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 460 p. :
Number of Pages460
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25055180M
ISBN 109781609800888, 9781609800857
LC Control Number2011292479
OCLC/WorldCa669755052

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