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The History of Human Marriage

Page – There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. Brothers and sisters scrupulously avoid living alone together. The hypothesis that the human race originally lived in a state. Jistory effect was heightened by the wings being invisible from The tattooing of the pubic region p sq The sexual organs. A repetition of the offence is generally punished with speedy death. Page – If a married woman is seen even maeriage in the forest with another man than her husband she is chastised by him.

The History of Human Marriage

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Page – Westermarck, who has very fully and ably discussed the whole question,2 “there is an innate aversion to sexual intercourse between persons living very closely together from early youth, and, as such persons are in most cases related, this It is no argument against savage man being a social animal, that the tribes inhabiting adjacent districts are almost always at war with each other; for the social instincts never extend to all the individuals of the same species.

A mother-in-law is never allowed to live with her son-in-law. It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 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.

Westermarck argues that marriage is a social institution that rests on a biological foundation, and developed through a process in hy human males came to live together with human females for sexual gratification, companionship, mutual economic aid, procreation, and the joint rearing of offspring.


The only condition on which the universal prevalence of a social. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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 ny, day after day, near her house, playing on his flute.

Views Read Edit View history. 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 marrige that his suit is accepted, and he takes her to his house. David Blankenhorn calls the book one of the best histories of marrlage marriage, and considers it deservedly famous.

History of Human Marriage

The temporary prostitution of a girl before marriage or of a matron at. Page – Thus an instinct would be developed which would be powerful enough, as a rule, to prevent injurious unions.

Popular passages 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 huuman paradise with a race of innocent and immortal beings.

No marriage ceremony hisgory performed. Retrieved from ” https: Definition of marriage as a social institution p 26 sq The institution. Of course it would display itself simply as an aversion on the part of individuals to union with others with whom they lived ; but these, as a matter of fact, would be blood-relations, so that the result would be the survival of the westernarck.

Page – At Byblus the people shaved their heads in the annual mourning for Adonis. The work is a classic in its field.

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It should be based principally on the book itself Please help improve this section if you can. To the Indian’s mind the opportunity of evil implies the commission of it. Judging from the analogy of the majority of the Quadrumana, it is probable that the early apelike progenitors of man were likewise social; but this is not of much importance for us. Selected pages Title Page.

It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a different beauty. Macmillan- Marriage – pages. 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. The History of Human MarriageVolume 1. The sexual freedom often enjoyed by both sexes among uncivilised peoples.


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The specific problem is: One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front.

Page – On hearing that a man in England could marry but one wife, several ladies exclaimed that they would not like to live in such a country: This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. 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 of 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 – And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night ; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

The Finnish philosopher Jaakko Hintikka calls the work a monumental study and a classic in its field, but notes that it is now antiquated. Page – Beauty is no quality in things themselves: Naked savages who are ashamed to cover themselves p The. Celibacy in extraordinary cases commanding more respect than marriage. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. The nature of sexual modesty p sq Some degree of sexual modesty. The History of Human Marriage The second edition. Account Options Sign in.

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.

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