Ever since the Garden of Eden, rather than accept God's definition of marriage as one man, one women relationship, man has attempted redefining what marriage through their laws and customs. The redefinition of marriage has changed from culture to culture. The institution of marriage handled these needs.
Different periods of time and different cultures have very different histories when it comes to women. Ancient Egypt, in theory, gave women equal rights, but it wasn't always practiced. Medieval women faced dual responsibilities to religion and marriage.
The infograhic reveals more fascinating facts about the history of marriage looking at different cultures.