Dig into the complicated history of divorce— from the earliest known divorce laws in ancient Mesopotamia to modern day.
Formally or informally, human societies across place and time have made rules to bind and dissolve couples. The stakes of who can obtain a divorce, and why, have always been high. Divorce is a battlefield for some of society’s most urgent issues, including the roles of church and state, individual rights, and women’s rights. Rod Phillips digs into the complicated history of divorce.
Lesson by Rod Phillips, directed by Chintis Lundgren
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