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(SWORD OF JUDITH contents continued)

Part 1. Writing Judith

1.1 Jewish Textual Traditions

4. Holofernes's Canopy in the Septuagint

Barbara Schmitz

5. Shorter Medieval Hebrew Tales of Judith

Deborah Levine Gera

6. Food, Sex, and Redemption in Megillat Yehudit (the "Scroll of Judith")

Susan Weingarten

7. Shalom bar Abraham's Book of Judith in Yiddish

Ruth von Bernuth and Michael Terry

1.2 Christian Textual Tradition

8. Typology and Agency in Prudentius's Treatment of the Judith Story

Marc Mastrangelo

9. Judith in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Tracey-Anne Cooper

10. The Prayer of Judith in Two Late-Fifteenth-Century French Mystery Plays

John Nassichuk

11. The Example of Judith in Early Modern French Literature

Kathleen M. Llewellyn

12. The Aestheticization of Tyrannicide: Du Bartas's La Judit

Robert Cummings

13. The Cunning of Judith in Late Medieval German Texts

Henrike Lähnemann

14. The Role of Judith in Margaret Fell's Womens Speaking Justified

Janet Bartholomew


Part 2. Staging Judith   

2.1 Visual Arts

15. Judith, Jael, and Humilitas in the Speculum Virginum

Elizabeth Bailey

16. Judith between the Private and Public Realms in Renaissance Florence

Roger J. Crum

17. Donatello's Judith as the Emblem of God's Chosen People

Sarah Blake McHam

18. Costuming Judith in Italian Art of the Sixteenth Century

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

19. Judith Imagery as Catholic Orthodoxy in Counter-Reformation Italy

Elena Ciletti

2.2 Music and Drama

20. Judith, Music, and Female Patrons in Early Modern Italy

Kelley Harness

21. Judith in Baroque Oratorio

David Marsh

22. Judith in the Italian Unification Process, 1800-1900

Paolo Bernardini

23. Marcello and Peri's Giuditta (1860)

Alexandre Lhâa

24. Politics, Biblical Debates, and French Dramatic Music on Judith after 1870

Jann Pasler

25. Judith and the "Jew-Eaters" in German Volkstheater

Gabrijela Mecky Zaragoza





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