This article presents a survey of research on childhood in antiquity and describes briefly the position of children in late antiquity and early Christianity. Special attention is given to the relationship between childhood and gender, with a focus on boyhood. The article analyses the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas, which tells the childhood story of Jesus from age five to twelve. This brief story, which consists of miracle stories and discourses, originated in Greek in the 2nd century CE and became widely popular. The article shows that its depiction of Jesus conforms to current ideas of gender, gender relations, and gender socialisation. A central claim in the article is that boys were not expected to show the same degree of self-restraint as were adult males, but that as children they were allowed to behave more emotionally and unpredictably. Rather than being literarily inferior or theologically aberrant, the Infancy of Gospel of Thomas in its depiction of Jesus gives a lively and credible glimpse into the world and development of a late antiquity or early Christianity male child on his way from boyhood to male adult life.
Jesus in the Apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas
Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?
Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou
along the Belt and Road and their companies and financial institutions with good credit-rating to issue Renminbi bonds in China.” Is China Promoting Autocracy? Though still in their infancy, these grand plans for a community of common destiny have many
Most films, most of the time, are affectively unified. What I call “synesthetic affects” are orchestrated in an attempt to provide a holistic affective experience congruent with the film's unfolding narrative and thematic concerns. Yet Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line elicits contradictory or incongruent affects, such incongruence neither being justified by genre conventions, “excess,” irony, nor stumbled upon through incompetence. The Thin Red Line elicits incongruent emotions for the purposes of generating an experience of rumination and wonder. The study of such incongruent emotions, still in its infancy, raises important methodological issues about the study of mixed emotions and the conventions for mixing affects in the cinema.
Esther Anaya and Santiago Gorostiza
Compared with work in other European countries, the history of bicycle mobility in Spain is still in its infancy. In pioneering work, some historians have dealt with the nineteenth-century origins of cycling in Spain, particularly its athletic aspects. Other historians have reviewed the main cycling competitions in the country: the Volta a Catalunya, organized in 1911, and the Vuelta a España, begun in 1935. Utilitarian cycling, however, has received less attention. A few authors have highlighted the bicycle’s importance in Spain over most of the century, but none have examined the evolution of utilitarian cycling in Spain during the twentieth century. Although archival sources are ample, their diversity and wide dispersion in various government archives, especially at the municipal level, are research obstacles.
Roger Ascham has been credited with rehabilitating Elizabeth Tudor's image after a near-disastrous seduction at the hands of her stepmother's husband Thomas Seymour. But in many ways Ascham's tutelage merely continues a process the Lord Admiral had already begun, educating a young girl about what to wear, how to comport herself, and how to regard her male teacher, all necessary steps in the programme Vives details as removing 'the residue of her infancy'. This essay examines Ascham's seductions and Seymour's pedagogy with the larger aim of exploring the Tudor classroom, at once an official site of humanist learning and kind of rival space where women were taught to read and to write and to counteract the designs of male teachers. If images of Lucretia and Griselda resurface in accounts of Elizabeth's prodigious learning, there were other female figures - like Katherine Parr and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth's governess Kat Ashley and the Duchess of Suffolk - who shaped a humanism of the household just as crucial as the humanism of the university.
Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality
Heather T. Battles
century saw the beginnings of investigation of sex differences in mortality by age, with many writers noting higher male mortality during infancy and early childhood. The male-biased sex ratio at birth was also noted, and some authors invoked divine
Assessing the Impacts of Biology and Navigational Experience
Mariah G. Schug
exists, boys may be more predisposed to develop strong spatial skills at birth ( Alexander 2006 ; Miller and Halpern 2014 ). To assess this possibility, one can look to studies of spatial thinking in early infancy. Researchers created an infant
Ekaterina Tikhonyuk and Mark McKinney
–13), not just episodically in the ways that Groensteen analyses in ‘ L'Enfance de l'art ’ [The Infancy of Art], an essay on which Belloï and Leroy draw (12–13). 2 The latter convincingly argue that La Police's cartooning must be distinguished from the
Human–Animal Relationships in the Middle East
Marjan Mashkour and Anahita Grisoni
relativity of categories like animal treatment, animal welfare or even ‘animals’ and about the asymmetric anthropocentrism generated by each society. Theoretical work in the Middle East is still in its infancy while the geographic area is in constant turnover
the life of every human being as it progresses from infancy, through childhood, to full maturity. Does not the infant start life, no differently from any animal, as a creature of nature? Born of man and woman, it is surely a human being , yet