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Abou Naddara Collection

This website offers the complete newspaper series published by the Egyptian nationalist James Sanua (يعقوب صنوع, 1839-1912) from 1878 to 1910. In addition, formerly unpublished manuscripts by the same author, articles from newspapers of the period about the journalist and his oeuvre, as well as the decorations he received are also available. Most of the material was directly scanned from the originals published at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century and therefore contains an ample variety of magnificent and colorful lithographs.

It was financed by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” of Heidelberg University and realized in a collaboration of Project B1 “Gauging Cultural Asymmetries: Asian Satire and the Search for Identity in the Era of Colonialism and Imperialism” and the Visual Resources Team of the Cluster’s Heidelberg Research Architecture.

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Resource types: Text, Images, Metadata

Time period: 1878 to 1910
Languages: Arabic, French, English


Highlights from this resource

Main page of the website
Browse issues: Rihlat Abi Nazzara Zarqa, issues of 1878
Image viewer: Arabic cover of an-Naẓẓārāt al-Miṣrīya (1880, issue 3)
Header of L’Attawadod (1898)
Header of Abū Naẓẓāra Zarqāʾ (1883, issue 3)
Image viewer: French cover of Le Journal d'Abou Naddara (1900, issue 2)