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The Wedding Night: A Popular History
     

The Wedding Night: A Popular History

by Jane Merrill
 

This enlightening narrative takes a look at the wedding night—its origins, history, customs, cultural expressions, and fictional representations through the ages.

• 15 paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and cartoons that depict aspects of the wedding night throughout history

• Numerous texts and quotations from primary sources that underscore

Overview

This enlightening narrative takes a look at the wedding night—its origins, history, customs, cultural expressions, and fictional representations through the ages.

• 15 paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and cartoons that depict aspects of the wedding night throughout history

• Numerous texts and quotations from primary sources that underscore historical practices and mores

• An appendix of movies that feature important wedding nights

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313392108
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/07/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Merrill is a freelance writer who has published articles in 50 magazines and written books on popular culture, self-help, and child-rearing.

Chris Filstrup is a librarian at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, and the author of China, from Emperors to Communes and Beadazzled—The Story of Beads.

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