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This month’s update contains 17 new articles with a special focus on British connections with the Middle East and mainland Europe – including a French-born monk in Worcestershire, a German compiler of a Persian-English dictionary, a Gibraltar postmistress, traders in the Ottoman Empire, and archaeologists of ancient Mesopotamia. Read the summary of new content here.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid studied architecture in London, where she established one of the world’s most influential architectural practices. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker prize for architecture.