# 41360


Women under polygamy

$75.00 AUD

London : Holden & Hardingham, 1914. Octavo (225 x 150 mm), publisher’s red cloth lettered in gilt (upper board rubbed and marked; spine faded and a little softened at the ends); top-edge gilt; front pastedown with early owner’s inscription; title-page in red and black, pp. i-x, 11-336, [4], 12 publisher’s ads.; illustrated with 15 b/w photographic plates; front hinge cracked, occasional marginal spotting, otherwise internally very good.

A survey of the practice of polygamy in its many and varied religious and cultural contexts, including in the Islamic, Jewish, Hindu and Mormon faiths, and (more specifically) in Burma, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Afghanistan, Persia, Morocco, Tunisia, Japan, China, and the West. There are also chapters on the harem in different societies throughout history.