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Dolan’s Book Makes for a Heavy Wedding Favor

Chronicle of Higher Education reviewer Carlin Romano sees many contemporary applications for the lessons found in Frances E. Dolan’s Marriage and Violence: The Early Modern Legacy.

"Oh, how the quality of debate on same-sex marriage would improve if activists on the subject, candidates, and officials sate down to read it! Maybe it can be tossed out, like a bouquet, anywhere such players meet," Romano writes.

The complete review, which appears in the the August 1, 2008 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education is available online to subscribers at www.chronicle.com.