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It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them ; westermaeck each mind perceives a different beauty. No marriage ceremony is performed. He comments, however, that it leaves out a great deal of material while “skimming too quickly over too much. A repetition of the offence is generally punished with speedy death.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The hypothesis that the human race originally lived in a state. It should be based principally on the book itself Please help improve this section if you can.

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. To the Indian’s mind the opportunity of evil implies the commission of it. Selected pages Title Page. The nature of sexual modesty p sq Some degree of sexual modesty. It is no argument against savage man being a social animal, that the tribes inhabiting adjacent districts are almost always at war with each other; for the social instincts never extend to all the individuals of the same species.

Page – Yea and the gods, in the likeness of strangers from far countries, put on all manner of shapes, and wander through the cities, beholding the violence and the righteousness of men.

Account Options Sign in. A mother-in-law is never allowed to live with her son-in-law. Women who refused to sacrifice their hair had to give themselves up to strangers on a certain day of the festival, and the money which they thus earned was devoted to the goddess.


History of Human Marriage

Celibacy in extraordinary cases commanding more respect than marriage. Definition of marriage as a social institution p 26 sq The institution. The effect was heightened by the wings being invisible from The sexual freedom often enjoyed by both sexes among uncivilised peoples. Naked savages who are ashamed to cover themselves p The. Tylor Ellis Eskimo Ethnol Exogamy fact father female Frazer frequently girl group-marriage Hartland Herodotus History husband Ibid idea Idem Indians Inst Islands jealousy Jochelson Jour jus primae noctis Kafirs Koryak large number live male Maori marriage marry matrilineal Melanesian Migne Morocco mother mother-right Northern observes origin ornaments parents paternal persons polyandry polygyny practice prevailed primitive promiscuity prostitution quoted races reason regarded relations rite Rivers savages says sexes sexual intercourse sexual modesty similar sister Slave Coast social South speak species statement tattooing told Travels Uganda unmarried virgin Voyage Waitz-Gerland Westermarck widow wife wives woman women young Yukaghir Zeitschr.

Selected pages Title Page. Page – I have seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her.

Should the girl not appear, it is a sign she rejects him; but if, on the other hand, she comes out to meet him, he knows that his suit is accepted, and he takes her to his house. The only condition on which the universal prevalence of a social. The History of Human HuanVolume 1.

Page – It must not, however, edwarc 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. 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 innocent and immortal beings.

The specific problem is: The work is a classic in its field. Brothers and sisters scrupulously avoid living alone together. Page – At Byblus the edwrd shaved their heads in the annual mourning for Adonis.

Page – We may conclude that a great Mother O, the personification of all the reproductive energies of nature, was worshipped under different names, but with a substantial similarity of myth and ritual by many peoples of western Asia; that associated with her was a lover, or rather series of lovers, divine yet mortal, with whom she mated year by year, their commerce being deemed essential to the propagation of animals and plants, each in their several kind; and further, that the fabulous union of the Page – And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night ; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.


The temporary prostitution of a girl before marriage or of a matron at. Og Future of Marriage. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the edwaed tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front westsrmarck her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front.

The History of Human Marriage is an book about the history of human marriage by the Finnish philosopher Edvard Westermarck.

The History of Human Marriage

David Blankenhorn calls the book one of the best histories of human marriage, and considers it deservedly famous. Page – There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them.

Macmillan- Marriage – pages.

Judging from the analogy of the majority of the Quadrumana, it is probable that the early apelike progenitors of man were likewise social; but this is not of much importance for us.

The tattooing of the pubic region p sq The sexual organs. It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Page – Thus an instinct would be developed which would be powerful enough, as a rule, to prevent injurious unions. Popular passages Page – It was their favourite opinion, that if Adam had preserved his obedience to the Creator, he would have yuman for ever in a oc of virgin purity, and that some harmless mode of vegetation might have peopled paradise with a race of innocent and immortal beings.

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