Italian Subalterns in Egypt between Emigration and Colonialism (1861-1937)

Editorial coordination by Costantino Paonessa

This book aims at re-centring the context in which the "subalterns" of Italian origin lived and acted as the focus of our interest. At once, it aims at both making such context relevant and disclosing its complexity. Read More

Over the last years, we have witnessed a renewal in the studies on the Italian community which formed in Egypt in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Contrary to the historiographical paradigm that remained dominant for over a century, a novel approach – essentially based on a less ideological interpretation of archival sources – tends to provide a much more complex, less apologetic, and more horizontal reading of the dynamics within and among foreign/migrant communities.
This work belongs to this "new" research wave. By rediscovering the originally Gramscian concept of “subaltern classes”, it aims at re-centring the context in which the “subalterns” of Italian origin lived and acted as the focus of our interest. At once, it aims at both making such context relevant and disclosing its complexity. It privileges an approach that takes into account different and overlapping categories and social identities, with particular attention to the relationships with the many different local communities.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Editorial coordination by
Costantino Paonessa,
Series edited by
Philippe Martin, Silvia Mostaccio, Paul Servais,
Collection
Atelier d'Érasme
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
HIS001030 HISTORY / Africa / North
BIC subject category (UK)
HBJH African history
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3389 Histoire contemporaine (1799 - 1914)
Title First Published
01 April 2021
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Histoire

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Publication Date
01 April 2021
ISBN-13
9782390611059
Extent
Main content page count : 120
Code
101643
Dimensions
14.6 x 21.6 cm
Weight
313 grams
List Price
12.50 €
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Publication Date
01 April 2021
ISBN-13
9782390611066
Extent
Main content page count : 120
Code
101643PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction
Some reflections about the history of the forgotten from the myth of the Italian community in Egypt
Costantino Paonessa 9
"Improvising and Very Humble". Those “Italians” Throughout Egypt That Statisticians and Historians Have Neglected
Lucia Carminati 31
Italiens au Caire à la fin du XIXe siècle : quelques notes sur les subalternes et la justice
Eleonora Angella 53
Italian Subalterns in Egypt between Emigration and Colonialism (1861-1937)
Practicing Italian Education in Egypt: Alexandria, Port Tawfiq-Suez, and Zagazig in the Long 1890s
Olga Verlato 79
Conscience et contestation de l'ordre social en Égypte entre XIXe et XXe siècle
Le rôle de la presse « radicale » italienne
Alessandra Marchi 95
Posters 113