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    1874 : la diplomatie migratoire italienne en Égypte

    Viscomi, Joseph (2022) 1874 : la diplomatie migratoire italienne en Égypte. Diasporas 40 , pp. 155-159. ISSN 1637-5823.

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    This brief article argues that Italian diplomacy in the Mediterranean took an important turn around 1874. This shift is made visible through the direct intervention and discursive mobilization of Italian emigrant communities in Egypt by the Italian consul. The article specifically addresses debates at the time around legal pluralism and the importance of extraterritorial jurisdiction for diasporic national communities. In attempting to gain imperial power relative to French strongholds in the region, the young Italian state struggled to articulate a position. In this article, I show how the Italian state and its diplomatic actors used emigrant communities, and these debates, to further its aims in the years between national unification and the aggressive colonial policies enacted by the 1890s and after the turn of the century.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Diplomacy, Migration, Empire, Political Exiles, Consuls, Geopolitics
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Joseph Viscomi
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2023 13:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:21


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