The History of the Franks - Book 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4 Summary and Analysis

This book begins in a situation where a man is not monogamous. However, the system they use is to include multiple wives rather than one wife with no others, or with one or multiple concubines. Throughout history there has been acknowledgment of tensions surrounding men and women being nonmonogamous or monogamous. There is often drama and tension either way. There are ways that men and women can make this as okay as possible and other means they use to make it so that it really isn't. In this book the author introduces a case where an important and wealthy man has seven wives. He has at least one child by each of them, making for quite a line of descendants. Though the man who did this was a king, there were of course bishops in their region.

The author creates some...

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