The History of Human Marriage - Vol. 3

The History of Human Marriage - Vol. 3

The History of Human Marriage - Vol. 3

The History of Human Marriage - Vol. 3

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Among the lower animals certain species are by instinct monogamous and other species polygynous. In mankind, on the other hand, we find marriages of one man with one woman (monogamy), of one man with several women (polygyny), of several men with one woman (polyandry), and of several men with several women (group-marriage). In the present chapter I shall deal with monogamy and polygyny, which are by far the most frequent forms of human marriage.

Among the South American Indians there are certain tribes which are said to be monogamous,1 and a few others . . .

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