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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Abou Naddara Collection

Sanua im Jahr 1898

This digital archive shows the complete newspaper collection published by the Egyptian journalist, caricature artist, playwright, and theatre director James Sanua (يعقوب صنوع, 1839-1912) from 1878 to 1910. In addition, formerly unpublished manuscripts by the same author, newspaper articles about the journalist and his oeuvre published during his lifetime or shortly after as well as the decorations he received can be found. Most of the material was directly scanned from the originals published by the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. It offers an ample variety of magnificent and colorful lithographs.

The project to establish this digital archive was financed by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, now the “Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies” at 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 Cluster’s Heidelberg Research Architecture.

The Heidelberg University Library kindly agreed to host the data since the Cluster ended. We very gratefully acknowledge their generous contributions of time and expertise.

List of Journals

If you would like to make use of the metadata, please check our data publication: Ettmueller, Eliane Ursula; Arnold, Matthias; Alisch, Johannes; Sassani, Nina; Kempf, Florian; Harder, Hans, 2017, "The Abou Naddara Collection - James Sanua's complete works",, heiDATA, V1

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