Marriage Customs of the World

Marriage Customs of the World

From Henna to Honeymoons

Book - 2004
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An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies.


An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies.


• 200 A–Z entries on wedding practices and beliefs from cultures around the world

• Dozens of photographs of weddings and wedding artifacts

• Numerous illustrations, including the table plan from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

• A thorough introduction that explores marriage both as a rite and as a ceremony



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Folklorist Monger covers wedding traditions around the world that range from such good ideas as marriages by abduction (remarkably cheap) to Zulu ceremonies in which the two sets of in-laws insult each other until all are exhausted (remarkably proactive). He also describes traditions for getting betrothed, meeting the relatives, running a proper stag party, performing the ceremony, cavorting at the reception, and conducting the honeymoon that could induce cold feet even in the most hot-blooded. For example, be sure the chamber pot out of which you must drink leftover beer and wedding cake is new. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004
ISBN: 9781576079881
1576079880
9781576079874
1576079872
Branch Call Number: REF 392.5 MON
Characteristics: xiii, 326 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm.

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