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Elizabeth Abbott
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ELIZABETH ABBOTT is a writer, lecturer, and historian with a special interest in social justice and women's issues, the treatment and lives of animals, and the environment. She has a doctorate from McGill University in 19th century history and is a Senior Research Associate at Trinity College, University of Toronto. She is the author of several books that include her historical relationship trilogy, the best-selling A History of Celibacy, A History of Mistresses and A History of Marriage, which was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Sugar: A Bittersweet History, inspired by her Antiguan heritage, was short-listed for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for... Read More

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August 11, 2015
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A History of Marriage
From Same Sex Unions to Private Vows and Common Law, the Surprising Diversity of a Tradition
Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 11, 2015
Price: $22.95

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A History of Marriage

Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $24.95

What does the “tradition of marriage” really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance or social obligation? Eternal bliss or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

A History of Marriage

Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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