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Published: 13 August 2019

256 Pages | 12 black and white figures/maps


ISBN: 9780198844044

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Electric News in Colonial Algeria

Arthur Asseraf

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Analyses the circulation of news in Algeria under French rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Presents a new understanding of how communication and information flows changed the dynamics of imperial rule
  • Demonstrates the changes provided by new technologies such as the printing press, telegraph, cinema, and radio as they interacted with older media like songs, rumours, letters, and manuscripts
  • Provides a new way of analysing modern global history by looking at Algeria's connections to the wider world