The Jew’s Daughter . . . has plentiful detail on texts from Britain, Germany, and France. It gives, usefully, an account of Jews in Europe, beginning with the death of Hugh of Lincoln, an incident probably best known through Chaucer’s reference in the Prioress’s Tale. It deals with the figure of the Jew and his daughter; then, too, it specializes in the symbolic place given to the beautiful Jewess. In these respects, Sicher is informative, comprehensive, and interesting. . . . Sicher’s work is ambitious though nicely unpretentious and generous.