Italy in Egypt and Historical Influences on Egyptian Codification 

by Gian Maria Piccinelli

The presence of a large community of Italians in Egypt has assumed a meaningful dimension from the mid-XIX to the mid-XX century. Even if its economic and social profile was generally modest, it succeeded in creating schools, places of worship and meeting attended also by the Egyptian élites and by the members of other nationalities. Particularly appreciated in various professions, the Italians left important traces of their legal culture during the reforms of the Egyptian law after the end of the period of Capitulation system. The creation of the so called ‘mixed’ and ‘national’ systems has seen a participation of both Italian jurists and judges. The influence of the doctrine of Pasquale Stanislao Mancini was evident in the formation of the Egyptian private international law. The intensive work of Italian professors and advocates completed the circulation of Italian codification and it strengthened the Euro-Mediterranean legal koinè.

DOI 10.23815/2421-2156.ITALJ           ISSN 2421-2156

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