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Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Gabriele Ferrario unlocks a world of alchemy and magic in the heart of medieval Cairo.
4/5 Daniel Davies describes the private papers of three very different medieval Egyptians.
3/5 Melonie Schmierer-Lee discovers the varying fortunes of women in medieval Cairo.
2/5 Ben Outhwaite reveals an intercultural trade network across the medieval Mediterrean.
1/5 Esther-Miriam Wagner on discovering the Genizah, medieval manuscripts in a Cairo synagogue