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Marriage and Violence–Now Available

Marriage and Violence: The Early Modern Legacy
Frances E. Dolan
248 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.
Cloth 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4075-7 | $47.50 | £31.00

Marriage and ViolenceMarriage is often described as a melding of two people into one. But what–or who–must be lost, fragmented, or buried in that process? Dolan reveals the contradiction that lies at the very heart of modern marriage. We have inherited from early modern England a model of marriage, she contends, so flawed that its logical consequence is conflict.

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