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
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...
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