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Title:Two early periodical publications: 'Djibouti' and 'Le Semeur d'Éthiopie' as sources for late 19th and early 20th century Ethiopian history
Author:Pankhurst, RichardISNI
Periodical:Annales d'Éthiopie
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Abstract:The closing year of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th witnessed the appearance, in the French Somali Protectorate (Djibouti) and Ethiopia, of two important publications: 'Djibouti' and 'Le Semeur d'Éthiopie'. Though produced in two separate countries, and different in both intention and scope, these periodicals, both of which were published in French, complement each other, and are worthy of joint study in that they together span an important and formative decade of Ethiopian history. 'Djibouti' was an avowedly pro-Ethiopian weekly commercial newspaper, published from February 1899 to October 1903; 'Le Semeur d'Éthiopie' was a monthly missionary periodical, concerned primarily with religious affairs, published first in Harär (1905-1908) and later in Dire Dawa (1908-1911). This article comprises an annotated chronology of the most important political and other events recorded in the two newspapers, as well as an index to the principal articles in the two papers. The articles cover a wide range of economic, political, diplomatic, geographical, ethnographic and religious matters. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]