Marriage and Love in England 1300-1840. Alan Macfarlane.

Marriage and Love in England 1300-1840

New York: Basil Blackwell, 1987. Second Printing. Trade Paperback. Used - Good/Very Good. Some creasing to spine and light annotations in margins. Binding tight and square. Bibliography. Index. 15 x 23 cm. 380 pp. Item #12144

Contents

I THE MALTHUSIAN MARRIAGE SYSTEM

1 Charles Darwin and Thomas Malthus

2 The importance of Malthusian marriage

3 The Malthusian marriage system and its origins

II THE VALUE OF CHILDREN

4 The benefits and costs of children

5 Setting up a separate economic and social unit

6 Children as insurance

III THE PURPOSES OF MARRIAGE

7 Who controls the marriage decision?

8 The purposes of marriage

9 Romantic love

IV THE RULES OF MARRIAGE

10 The duration and durability of marriage

11 Status rules concerning marriage

12 Economic arrangements at marriage

13 Courtship and wedding

V CONCLUSIONS

14 The Malthusian marriage system in perspective.

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