Dr Judith Kaup received her Ph.D. in Historical Linguistics and Medieval English Literature from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany). She is interested in the study of medieval language and literature; linguistics and culture; history of reception and transmission and the representation of women in literature. She lives and works in Berlin (Germany).2013 0-7734-4505-6
This book offers a thorough literary, cultural and linguistic study of the Old English Judith
. As a comprehensive interpretation of the text, it brings together and evaluates the work of scholars who have dealt with only individual aspects of the text. Furthermore, it places the poem within the context of the theological thought and religious poetry of Old and Middle English provenance.
This is the first book-length study of the Old-English Judith which takes in different aspects of its composition and reception. An original work containing research on Anglo-Saxon material and the topic of Judith overall written in German and makes it accessible in English. A contribution to the field.