Monday, September 25, 2023

The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

Kevin R. Brine (editor), Elena Ciletti (editor), Henrike Lähnemann (editor)
The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines - cover image
The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading Holofernes, the general of a powerful army, to free her people. The story has fascinated artists and authors for centuries, and is becoming a major field of research in its own right.

The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. Bringing together scholars from around the world, it transforms our understanding of Judith’s enduring story across a wide range of disciplines. The book includes sections on Judith in Christian, Jewish and secular textual traditions, as well as representations of Judith in art, music and theatre. The collection includes new archival source studies and the translation of unpublished manuscripts and texts previously unavailable in English.


Kevin R. Brine, Elena Ciletti; Henrike Lähnemann

Published On





  • English

Print Length

534 pages (xix + 514)


The Judith Project

(pp. 3–21)
  • Kevin R. Brine
  • Deborah Levine Gera
  • Henrike Lähnemann
  • Elena Ciletti
  • Barbara Schmitz
  • Deborah Levine Gera
  • Ruth von Bernuth
  • Michael Terry
  • Tracey-Anne Cooper
  • Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
  • David Marsh
  • Alexandre Lhâa
  • Gabrijela Mecky Zaragoza


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