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Author Fielding, William J. (William John), 1886-1973.

Title Strange customs of courtship and marriage. By William J. Fielding.

Imprint Philadelphia, Blakiston Co. [c1942]

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 Moore Stacks  GT2665 .F546    Available  ---
Description x, 322 p. 21 cm.
Contents Introduction: -- The Far-reaching Import of Courship -- A Definition of Marriage -- Origin of the Word "Wedding" -- The Antiquity of Marriage -- The Trend to Monogamy -- The Marriage Ceremonial -- Marriage as a. Sacrament -- Chapter I. Courious Mating Customs: -- A Brother-in-law COmplex -- The Couvade -- Dowry Earned by Prositution -- Artificial Defloration of Marriageable Girls -- The Match-maker -- II. Modern Survivals of Ancient Customs: -- Echoes from the Past -- Tokens of Engagement -- The Diamond Ring -- The Wedding Ring -- The RIng Finger -- Bridal Customs -- The Bridal Veil -- The Bridesmaids -- The Bridgegroom and His Traditions -- Miscellaneous Wedding Customs -- Bridal Flowers -- The Symbolism of Rice -- Throwing the Shoe -- The Wedding Canopy -- Gifts in Courship and Marriage -- Wedding superstitions that Linger -- The Wdding Cake -- The Honeymoon -- The Shivaree -- Wedding Anniversaries -- III. Kissing Customs: -- Origin of the Kiss -- A Pledge of Love -- The Kiss as a Sacred Pledge -- The Olfactory, or Smell-Kiss -- The Love-Bite -- Kissing as a Pastime -- Kissing by Correspondence -- IV. Bundling: -- A Quaint Custom of Courship -- Tarrying -- Bundling in Other Lands -- V. Primitive Marriage Practices: -- Promiscuity -- Group Marriage -- The Consanguineous Family -- Custom of Exchanging Wives -- Magical Significance of Rites -- Licentiousness at Certain Feasts -- Tree Marriage -- Circumcision as a Prerequisite of Marriage -- Suttee -- The Purdah -- Family Life Among the Simians -- VI. Primitive Religioius Marital Ideas: -- Marriage and the Great Religions -- Marriage Among the Ancient Hebrews -- Marriage Among the Hindu Cults -- Temple Prostitutio -- The Levirate -- Primitive Christian View of Marriage -- The Mohammedan Reaction to Asceticism -- VII. Marriage Taboos: -- Meaning of the Sex Taboo -- Taboo on Women -- Taboo of Childbed -- Evil Omen of the Stillborn -- The Taboo of Incest -- Exogamy -- Endogamy -- Food Taboos -- Taboo of Widow Marriage -- Deification of Woman -- Dedication of Virgins to Divinties -- VIII. Chastity: -- Chastity a Widely Esteemed Concept -- Modesty Considered a Consequence of Fear -- Modesty as Allurement -- The Magical Virtue of Chastity -- Submitting Proof of Virginity -- Masculine Chastity -- Girdles of Chastity -- Infibulation to Insure Virginity -- White for Purity -- IX. Child Marriage: -- Infant Betrothal -- Child Marriage in India -- Antiquity of Child Marriage -- Child Marriage in Europe -- The Tragedy of Infanticide -- X. Matriarchy, or the Mother-Family: -- The matriarchate -- The maternal Family-Matrilocal Marriage -- The Iroquois Matriarchate -- Other Examples of the matriarchate -- Supremacy of the Hemitic Women -- The Passing of the Age of Mother-Right -- XI. Patriarchy, or the Father-Family: -- The Rise of Patriarchal Rule -- Old Russia the Last Patriarchy -- Patriarchy in Ancient Greece -- The Roman Patriarchy -- The Paternal Power -- "Right of the First Night" -- Passing of the Patriarchal Order -- XII. Multiple Marriage: -- Polygamy -- Polygyny -- Primitive Polygyny -- Polygyny in Societies Favorable to Woman -- Sororate-The Custom of Marrying Sisters -- Restrictions Regarding Cousin-Marriages -- Sexual Communism -- Polyandry -- Concubinage -- The Harem -- XIII. Marriage by Capture: -- Taking WIfe by Force -- Marriage by Rape -- Captured Wife an Evidence of Valor -- Mock Resistance as a Survival of Marriage by Capture -- XIV. Marriage by Purchase: -- Marriage by Consideration -- Paying the Bride-Price on the Installment Plan -- Marriage by Exchange -- Marriage by Service -- Bride-Price Payable to the Bride -- The Morning Gift -- The Dowry -- XV. Trial Marriage: -- Ancient Forms of Trial Marriage -- Trial Marriage Among Primitives -- Trial Marriage in Europe -- The Custom of Trial Nights -- Handfasting a Scottish Practice -- Companionate Marriage -- XVI. Terminus of Marriage: -- Antiquity of Divorce -- Divorce Among Primitives -- Divorce Among the Mohammedans -- Divorce in Ancient Civilization -- Divorce in the Middle Age -- Divorce Laws in England -- The Trend of Liberal Divorce Legislation -- XVII. Romantic Marriage: -- Love Enters Marriage -- Early Love Stories Belonged to Folklore -- The Development of Conjugal Affection
Subject Marriage customs and rites.
Courtship.
Huwelijk.
Hofmakerij.