The Marriage of Near Kin 1887 Alfred Henry Huth ~ Consanguineous Marriage ~ Inbreeding ~ Endogamy ~ Cousin Marriage ~ Cultural Prohibitions


Title: The Marriage of Near Kin, considered with respect to the Laws of Nations, the Results of Experience and the Teachings of Biology
Author: Alfred Henry Huth

Description: Second Edition, Revised. Publisher's brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Worn at spine ends and corners. Penciled pricing on flyleaves, else unmarked. Pages foxed. pp. x, 475.

A study of marriage between near-kin, examining contemporaneous and historic practices and prohibitions of various local communities and ethnic groups from around the world. Includes an extensive bibliography.  

- Introduction.
- [I] The Origin and Development of Marriage Law.
- [II] The Restrictions upon Marriage in History, and in Savage Communities.
- [III] The History of the Christian Prohibited Degrees of Marriage.
- [IV] Observations on Some Isolated Communities Who Have Constantly Married Among Themselves.
- [V] The Value of Statistics hitherto Collected, Concerning Marriage between Near Kin, Examined.
- [VI] The Results of In-and-In Breeding on the Lower Animals.
- [VII] The Alleged Benefits of Change of Blood in Mankind.
- [VIII] Why are There Two Sexes?
- Conclusion.
- Appendix (Cases of consanguineous marriage, and statistical enquiries. Bibliography of Works on the Impediments to Marriage. Works Cited other than those in the previous bibliography).
- Index.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Place: London
Year: 1887

Keywords: inbreeding, consanguineous marriage, consanguinity, history, kinship, incest, endogamy, cousin marriage, science, biology, anthropology,

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