Heroic Women from the Old Testament in Middle English Verse
This volume makes accessible for students of the Middle Ages Middle English verses about heroic women from the Old Testament. Included are The Storie of Asneth, The Pistel of Swete Susan, The Story of Jephthah and his Daughter, and The Story of Judith. These poems exhibit the attitudes of Late Medieval England towards heroic women, and offer an unusually positive depiction of Judiasm. With extensive notes, glosses, and introductions, these verses are valuable to teachers and students of Middle English.
The Storie of Asneth
The Pistel of Swete Susan
Selections from The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament
The Story of Jephthah and his Daughter
The Story of Judith
Russell A. Peck is Professor of English at the University of Rochester. He is currently the editor of the Middle English Texts Series.
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