‘Only death remains for him’: Taylor-Schechter Genizah Fragment of the Month

T-S 10J7.4

Torture was an inescapable fact of life in medieval jails, and the Genizah has preserved an extraordinary letter, probably written in the 13th century, in which a torture victim gives a detailed account of what was done to him while he was imprisoned.

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