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