can be seen as a rite of passage since certain social and religious rituals
that underline its importance not just to the couple concerned, but also to
their families and wider society usually accompany it. But how many of is know
how the rites of marriage came to be?
page, we are going to be talking and dealing with issues relating to marriage
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THE HISTORY OF MARRIAGE
Marriage is social institution (usually legally ratified)
uniting a man and a woman in special forms of mutual dependence, often for the
purpose of founding and maintaining a family.
In view of the necessity for children to undergo a long period of
development before attaining maturity, the care of children during their years
of relative helplessness appears to have been the Chief incentive for the
evolution of the family structure.
Marriage as a contract between a man and a woman has existed since
ancient times. As a social practice, entered into through a public act, it
reflects the purpose, character, and customs of the society in which it is
Wedding: Peasant Wedding by the Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder is
undated but is believed to have been painted in 1566 or 1567. It is an oil
painting on wood and depicts a wedding feast.
In the Netherlands
in the 16th century, no more than 20 guests were allowed to
participate at peasant.
Celebrations, so the door way on the left was
filled with spectators. Although
marriage customs vary greatly from one culture to another, the importance of
the institutions is universally acknowledge. In some societies, community
interest in the children, in the bonds between families, and in the bonds
between families, and in the ownership of property established by a marriage
are such that special devices and customs are created to protect these values.
Infant betrothal or