Among Others, The Maltese in Egypt: Life, Crime and Death 1860s-1923
Shortlisted in the category ‘Biographical and Historiographic Research’, National Book Prize 2022
When Britain assumed its ‘veiled protectorate’, Egypt became more attractive to the Maltese who, themselves, were British subjects in virtue of the earlier colonization of their island by Britain. Based upon the records of the British Consular Courts in Egypt, this book delves into the relationships, the lives and deaths, the successes and the failures of this community which made Egyptian centres their home.
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Author: Michael Refalo
Michael practised law in Malta from 1979 until 2005 when Clio claimed him. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Malta with a thesis entitled The Maltese Commercial Class: Business, Families, Networks 1870-1914. Since then, Michael has published seven books and a number of papers generally dealing with Maltese 19th- and early 20th-century history. His The Maltese Nineteenth Century Notary and His Archives, published in 2014 won the Malta National Book Prize, 2014.