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jasode · 2018-04-27 · Original thread
>I sometimes wonder if a big reason why monogamous marriage exists as a concept in human society is as a strategy for mitigating violent upheaval.

Yes, many anthropologists have theorized the same idea. William Tucker (journalist) wrote a whole book about marriage being a social mechanism to reduce violence:

https://www.amazon.com/Marriage-Civilization-Monogamy-Made-H...

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