22 Jan 2020

Category: History

Ancient Civilizations

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography: The Lives Of Saints Julian And Basilissa, Andronikos And Athanasia, And Galaktion And Episteme 

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography explores the puzzling phenomenon of celibate marriage as depicted in the lives of three couples who achieved sainthood. Marriage without intercourse appears to have no purpose, especially in Christian antiquity, yet these three tales were copied for…

Americas

The Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago’s Juvenile Justice System, 1899–1945 (Justice, Power, and Politics) 

In the late nineteenth century, progressive reformers recoiled at the prospect of the justice system punishing children as adults. Advocating that children’s inherent innocence warranted fundamentally different treatment, reformers founded the nation’s first juvenile court in Chicago in 1899. Yet amid an influx of new…