Book/Printed Material The sword of Judith : Judith studies across the disciplines
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- The sword of Judith : Judith studies across the disciplines
- The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics 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. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.
- Brine, Kevin R., editor
- Ciletti, Elena, 1948- editor
- Lähnemann, Henrike, editor
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- Cambridge, United Kingdom : OpenBook Publishers, 2010.
- - Judith--(Biblical figure)--Art
- - Judith--(Biblical figure)--In literature
- - Judith--(Biblical figure)
- - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary
- - Christianity
- - History
- - History: specific events and topics
- - Humanities
- - Judaism
- - Literature
- - Philosophy & Religion
- - Religion and beliefs
- - Religion
- - Social and cultural history
- Electronic books
- - Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-494) and indexes.
- - Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website ; viewed on 2020-04-29).
- 1 online resource (xviii, 511 pages) : illustrations, music
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- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode External
- Unrestricted online access.
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Chicago citation style:
Ciletti, Elena, Editor. The sword of Judith: Judith studies across the disciplines. editeds by Brine, Kevin R.Itor, and Lähnemann, Henrikeitor Cambridge, United Kingdom: OpenBook Publishers, 2010. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452800/.
APA citation style:
Ciletti, E., Brine, K. R. I. & Lähnemann, H., eds. (2010) The sword of Judith: Judith studies across the disciplines. Cambridge, United Kingdom: OpenBook Publishers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452800/.
MLA citation style:
Ciletti, Elena, Editor. The sword of Judith: Judith studies across the disciplines. ed by Brine, Kevin R.Itor, and Lähnemann, Henrikeitor Cambridge, United Kingdom: OpenBook Publishers, 2010. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019452800/>.