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The Press in the Middle East and North Africa, 1850-1950: Politics, Social History and Culture

Anthony Gorman and Didier Monciaud


This volume presents twelve detailed case studies of the press from the Ottoman Empire and the post-Ottoman Arab world including North Africa in the period before independence (c.1850-1950). It charts the emergence of this important medium, its practitioners and its function as a forum and agent in political, social and cultural life in the Middle East and central to an understanding of the development of free speech, civil society, political life and cultural expression. Examining both local and foreign language publications the studies engage with themes such as the reading public, the repre ... More

Keywords: press, journalists, journalism, North Africa, community, civil society, labour, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Ottoman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474430616
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Gorman, editor
University of Edinburgh

Didier Monciaud, editor
University Diderot Paris VI

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Front Matter


Anthony Gorman and Didier Monciaud

Part I The Press as National Voice

Part II The Rise of the Journalist

Part III Critical, Dissident Voices

Part IV The Press as Community Voice