Changing Betrothal and Marriage Ceremonies in Malta: 1960-1986.

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During the past twenty-five years the courtship period in Maltese villages has lengthened and the engagement and wedding festivities have grown in scale and been gentrified. This ritual escalation seems to form part of a general increase in similar events in Western Europe.

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Boissevain, J., (1987) “Changing Betrothal and Marriage Ceremonies in Malta: 1960-1986.”, Ethnologia Europaea 18(1), p.129-134. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1359

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Jeremy Boissevain (University of Amsterdam)

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