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 tes, glosses, and introductions, these verses are valuable to teachers and students of Middle English.
Russell A. Peck is Professor of English at the University of Rochester. He is currently the editor of the Middle English Texts Series.