The Roman Wedding : Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity (Hardcover)

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THE WEDDING RITUAL OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS PROVIDES A crucial key to understanding their remarkable civilization. The intriguing ceremony represented the starting point of a Roman family, as well as a Roman girl's transition to womanhood. This work is the first book-length examination of Roman wedding ritual. Drawing on literary, legal, historical, antiquarian, and artistic evidence of Roman nuptials from the end of the Republic through the early Empire (ca. 200 bce to 200 ce), Karen K. Hersch shows how the Roman wedding expressed the ideals and norms of an ancient people. Her book is an invaluable tool for social historians interested in how ideas of gender, law, religion, and tradition are interwomen into the wedding ceremony of every culture.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521196109
SKU 213771861
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521196108
Release Date 5/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0341
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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