History of Romance :) By: Shane Farley, Luke Commins, Coby Sippel, Alex Adranly History of Romance
Love at first sight <ul><li>Romeo's courtship was very different than the common courtship at the time. It was different as it was love at first sight rather than courtly love. </li></ul>
Neolithic Romance (9500 BC) <ul><li> The neolithic period saw the start of ritualised and official marriage and brings us the earliest joint burials. In 2007 a pair of late Neolithic skeletons were found in Mantua, in Italy, the male skeleton locked in an embrace with the female- two lovers with eternal affection. </li></ul><ul><li> Neolithic marriage would take place at holy sites such as stone circles. The magic powers of the stones could bless a marriage and oaths sworn to each other on the stones were held as sacred. Phallic stones could bring fertility to the marriage. </li></ul>
Courtship during the Ancient Egyptian Era <ul><li> In Egypt the woman were the ones who took initiative in courtship. This was because they were the ones who inherited the property and wealth of their family. </li></ul>
Courtship in China <ul><li>Traditionally in China the marriage is arranged and the man and women have never met. It is arranged by the boy's parents contacting the girls parents through a mediator. Eventually, the marriage is arranged and the couple have never seen each other before the ceremony. </li></ul>
Medieval Courtship Courtly Love Men and women would pay attention to and serve their brides and husbands as knights would do to their lords. They would woo their loved ones with poetry or song
Arranged Marriges In many countries back in the since the beginning of Romance there have been arranged marriages usually between noble families to retain the wealth they have.