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Marriage, Historical and Cross-Cultural Trends

  • By: Robin Goodwin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Marriage is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.” Marriage as an institution has existed across ...

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