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Page – Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front.

To the Indian’s mind the opportunity of evil implies the commission of it. Page – Thus an instinct would be developed which would be yistory enough, as a rule, to prevent injurious unions.

Page – When a young man sees a girl whom he desires for a wife, he first endeavors to gain the good-will of the parents ; this accomplished, he proceeds to serenade sdward lady-love, and will often sit for hours, day after day, near her house, playing on his flute.

The History of Human Marriage

Macmillan- Marriage – pages. Page – Westermarck, who has very fully and ably discussed the whole question,2 eedward is an innate aversion to sexual intercourse between persons living very closely together from early youth, and, as such persons are in most cases related, this June Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The hypothesis that the human race originally lived in a state. The History of Human Marriage is an overview of the world history of human marriage. David Blankenhorn calls the book one of the best histories of human marriage, and considers it deservedly famous. The only condition on which the universal prevalence of a social. A repetition of the offence is generally punished with speedy death.


Page – It must not, gistory, be supposed, that these women are always easily won ; the greatest attentions and most fervent solicitations are sometimes requisite, even though there be no other lover in the way.

The History of Human MarriageVolume 1. He comments, however, that it leaves out a great deal of material while “skimming too quickly over too much.

Retrieved from ” https: Page – The whole object of courtship, of the mutual approximation and yistory of two persons of the opposite sex, is to create the state of sexual tumescence. Westermarck argues that marriage is a social institution that rests on a biological foundation, and developed through a process in which human males came to live together with human females edwqrd sexual gratification, companionship, mutual economic aid, procreation, and the joint rearing of offspring.

The history of human marriage

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Selected pages Title Page. Naked savages who are ashamed to cover themselves p The. Selected pages Title Page. The comparative method in sociology p I sq The resemblances. Page – Wesfermarck have seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in maeriage of her.


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This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The History of Human Marriage The second edition. Views Read Edit View history. Page – Beauty is no quality in things themselves: Page – There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. Of course it would display itself simply as an aversion on the part of individuals to union with others with whom they lived ; but these, as a matter of weshermarck, would be blood-relations, so that the result hixtory be the survival of the fittest.

The specific problem is: Macmillan- Marriage – pages. Page – It was their favourite opinion that if Adam had preserved his obedience to the Creator, he would have lived for ever in a state of virgin purity, and that some harmless mode of vegetation might have peopled paradise with a race of o and immortal beings.

Celibacy in extraordinary cases commanding more respect than marriage.

The nature of sexual modesty p sq Some degree of sexual modesty. The tattooing of the pubic region p sq The sexual organs.

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