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Pearls, or Selections of Fond Memory and Immortal Imprint
Al-Durar wa-hiyya Muntakhabat al-Tayyib al-Zikr al-Khalid al-Athr (Pearls, or selections of fond memory and immortal imprint) is a memorial volume that collects the political and literary writing of the influential Arab nationalist Adib Ishaq (1856−85). Born in Damascus, Ishaq was a precocious youngster who received his formative education in Arabic and French at the French Lazarist school there and under the Jesuits in Beirut. His family’s strained circumstances forced him to leave school for work as a customs clerk. Excelling at languages, he supplemented his income by writing ...
Contributed by Qatar National Library
History of Printing and Journalism in Aden, Arabia
History of Printing and Journalism in Aden, Arabia is a five-page typescript report written by A.Y. Khan in 1940. It tells the story of the slow development of printing and publishing in Aden (in present-day Yemen) from the 1850s, when prisoners from British India were ordered to establish and operate a press in the then-British colony, until 1940. By that year printing had been placed on a sound commercial basis and a weekly Arabic newspaper, Fatat al-Jazirah (Youth of the Peninsula), had been founded. Khan stresses the role played ...
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Locomotive: Newspaper for the Political Education of the People, No. 1, April 1, 1848
The radical 1848 newspaper Locomotive is the most important journalistic work of Friedrich Wilhelm Alexander Held (1813–72). After pursuing a military career as an officer in the Prussian army, Held returned to civilian life and worked for a time as an actor and writer. In 1843, he moved to Leipzig where he published the newspaper, Die Lokomotive (The locomotive). The paper quickly achieved success, its circulation reaching some 12,000 copies per day. His paper was soon banned, even though Held was less a political radical than an advocate ...
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