Polygamy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introduction) by Sarah M. S. Pearsall
English | April 14th, 2022 | ISBN: 0197533175 | 168 pages | True EPUB | 1.73 MB
Marriage has not always meant just one man and one woman. For much of human history, over much of the globe, the most common alternative was polygamy: marriage involving more than one spouse. Polygamy, or plural marriage, has long been an accepted form of union in human societies, involving people living on every continent. However, polygamy has come to symbolize a problematic, even “barbaric,” form of marriage that is often labeled as “backwards,” less modern and progressive, embodying the oppression of women by men.