Albanian Identities: Myth and History by Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Bernd J. Fischer PDF

By Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Bernd J. Fischer

ISBN-10: 0253215706

ISBN-13: 9780253215703

''... a pioneering attempt in English-language experiences on Albania.'' -- Nicholas C. Pano

Albanian historical past is permeated via myths and legendary narratives that regularly serve political reasons, from the depiction of the mythical ''founder of the nation,'' Skanderbeg, to the exploits of the KLA within the fresh Kosovo conflict. The essays in Albanian Identities, through a multinational, multidisciplinary workforce of students and non-academic experts, deconstruct familiar political or historiographical myths approximately Albania's previous and current, bringing to gentle the ways that Albanian myths have served to justify and direct violence, buttress political energy, and foster inner unity. Albanian Identities demonstrates the ability of myths to today, as they underpin political and social strategies in crisis-ridden, post-totalitarian Albania.

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