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 Arranging a Love Marriage: Sītā's “Self‐Choice” and Rukmiṇī's Elopement

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 traces how divine marriages are arranged in classical, medieval and televised versions of the stories, and how such scenarios are echoed in popular movies. Sītā's Svayamvara is contrasted ... More


February–August 1712: Elopement: ‘ran away with, without fortunes’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Mary's father chose Clotworthy Skeffington and heir to Viscount Massereene, to be her husband. Though she often talked of knuckling under, she felt she ‘had rather give my hand to the Flames than to ... More


Desertion, Elopement, and Wife-sale

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses different modes of marital break-up such as desertion, elopement, and wife-sale. There were five distinct ways in which the break-up of marriage in England could occur in the ... More


A becoming young woman

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0073
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Renowned for her beauty, Chona had many suitors, including one who later became Vice President of Guatemala (Monteforte Toledo). Her many Mayan suitors tried to convince her to marry them, in the ... More


Making of Marriage

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900–1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter traces the process of who arranged marriages and how they were planned, with particular attention to the role of parents and kin, kings and lords, and initiatives of the couples ... More


The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne—for Himself

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne is a work of fiction that delivers the standard elements in profusion, beginning with an exotic setting (ancient Persia) and a beautiful princess (Alinda) ... More


Mrs. Leslie Fenton

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles Dvorak and Fenton’s sudden elopement to Yuma, Arizona, and the reaction from the media. It also examines how Dvorak’s thoughts on marriage at that time altered her attitude ... More


Life with Liszt

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Marie d'Agoult's life with Franz Liszt. It explains that after their elopement in 1835, the couple toured Switzerland which was memorialized in Liszt's piano solo The Years of ... More


The Travelling Dancer

Nadine Meisner

in Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190659295
eISBN:
9780190659325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659295.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Focusing on Petipa’s professional life before his arrival in Russia, this chapter deals with his time in the French provincial theatres of Nantes and Bordeaux, describing the conditions there, ... More


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