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About the author: Michael Refalo graduated in Laws in 1980. In 2009 he obtained a PhD from the University of Malta with a thesis entitled The Maltese Commercial Class: Business, Families, Networks, 1870-1914. He has written a number of papers on 19th century Malta as well as six books. He is an award-winning award. Michael is married to Nadette and has three children, Enzo, Angela and Paul; and one grandson.

  • Author:Michael Refalo
  • Format:Among Others & Giuseppe de Brincat (hardback), At the margins (paperback)
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At the Margins

1. Bringing water to town: the Gozo aqueduct (1839-1843)
2. Manwel Dimech: the man, the woman … and the cheque
3. Death of the innocents: child deaths in Malta c. 1850-c.1911
4. Seeking release, forgoing life: suicide in Malta c.1850s-1911
5. Exacting revenge, paying back, mere vindictiveness: burnings, shootings and bombings
6. Stealing God’s (and the saints’) money: theft from church and other holy places, 1835-1911
7. Killing her child: two nineteenth-century cases in infanticide in Gozo
8. Snippets from the past: a closer look at Guliana Masini (GM: National Archives, Gozo Branch)
9. The case of Gio Maria Falzon: Nadur, Gozo 1832
10.The Killer Cow: Qala, Gozo 1860
11.The woman and the priest: historical reflections
12.The pregnancy that wasn’t

 

Among Others

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.

 

Giuseppe de Brincat

During the last years of the 19th and the first decades of the 20th century a Gozitan former sailor established himself as wine merchant. He corresponded regularly with his emigrated sons, keeping them updated on the outcome of the business as well as matters concerning family. The surviving correspondence, together with the business ledgers, form the basis of this book. Through an analysis of these primary sources we are afforded a look into the personal and business dealings of an unknown Gozitan during a period when the island suffered from severe economic, cultural and social distress. This book examines the local wine scene as well as the personal, family circumstances of ‘the common man.’