The Albanians

A Modern History

Author: Miranda Vickers

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860645419

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 1440

This is the first full account of a country that, following decades of isolation, has undergone unprecedented changes to its political system: the collapse of communism, the progression to multi-party elections and the upheaval that followed the March 1997 uprising. Miranda Vickers traces the history of the Albanian people from the Ottoman period to the formation of the Albanian Communist Party. Newly revised for this paperback edition, The Albanians has now been updated to cover the crisis in Kosovo that led to the first "Western" war in Europe since 1945.

The Albanians

A Modern History

Author: Miranda Vickers

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781780766959

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4991

This is the first full account of a country that, following decades of isolation, has undergone unprecedented changes to its political system: the collapse of communism, the progression to multi-party elections and the upheaval that followed the March 1997 uprising. Miranda Vickers traces the history of the Albanian people from the Ottoman period to the formation of the Albanian Communist Party. She considers the charismatic leadership of Enver Hoxha; Albania's relationship with Tito and the alliance with the Soviet Union and then China; and the long period of isolation. Newly revised for this paperback edition, The Albanians considers the gradual process of reform and the fragility of the Albanian experiment with democracy, and includes a dramatic account of the days leading up to Sali Berisha's resignation of the presidency. It has now been updated to cover the crisis in Kosovo that has led to the first 'Western' war in Europe since 1945.

The Albanians

A Modern History

Author: Miranda Vickers

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857710257

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9451

This is the first full account of a country that, following decades of isolation, has undergone unprecedented changes to its political system: the collapse of communism, the progression to multi-party elections and the upheaval that followed the March 1997 uprising. Miranda Vickers traces the history of the Albanian people from the Ottoman period to the formation of the Albanian Communist Party. She considers the charismatic leadership of Enver Hoxha; Albania’s relationship with Tito and the alliance with the Soviet Union and then China; and the long period of isolation. Newly revised for this paperback edition, The Albanians considers the gradual process of reform and the fragility of the Albanian experiment with democracy, and includes a dramatic account of the days leading up to Sali Berisha’s resignation of the presidency. It has now been updated to cover the crisis in Kosovo that has led to the first ‘Western’ war in Europe since 1945.

The Albanian Question

Reshaping the Balkans

Author: James Pettifer,Miranda Vickers

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860649745

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7946

In 1997 the previously little-known and isolated Balkan country of Albania exploded as the first armed uprising in mainland Europe since the 1920s brought the country to the brink of civil war. As the violence spread first to neighbouring Kosovo, then to south-east Serbia and finally to former Yugoslav Macedonia, the Albanian question increasingly took center stage in world affairs. This book examines Albania's place in the Balkans, a region which had been forced simultaneously to come to terms with the realities of a post-Communist world and the threat of Slobodan Milosevic's "Greater Serbia" project.

Albania in the Twentieth Century, A History

Volume III: Albania as Dictatorship and Democracy, 1945-99

Author: Owen Pearson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845111052

Category: History

Page: 749

View: 8190

Owen Pearson presents a complete account of the 20th century in Albania, from its breakaway from the Ottoman Empire in 1908 to the Kosova War in 1999. He chronicles the monarchy of King Zog and the wartime period where Albania became a battleground for the Greek, Italian and German armies, and much more.

Albania in the Twentieth Century, A History

Volume I: Albania and King Zog, 1908-39

Author: Owen Pearson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845110130

Category: History

Page: 585

View: 2577

Owen Pearson presents a complete account of the 20th century in Albania, from its breakaway from the Ottoman Empire in 1908 to the Kosova War in 1999. He chronicles the monarchy of King Zog and the wartime period where Albania became a battleground for the Greek, Italian and German armies, and much more.

Albania in the Twentieth Century, A History

Volume II: Albania in Occupation and War, 1939-45

Author: Owen Pearson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845111045

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 7315

Albania in the Twentieth Century: A History represents an unparalleled achievement in scholarship on Albania. Owen Pearson presents a complete account of the twentieth century in Albania, from its breakaway from the Ottoman Empire in 1908 to the Kosova War in 1999. Comprising original research, and excerpts from rare Albanian sources, this is a compendium of primary source material that provides a year-by-year and sometimes day-by-day account of Albania's modern history. It is an essential reference for all those interested in Albanian Balkan and Eastern European history. I.B.Tauris in association with the Center for Albanian Studies.

Albanian Identities

Myth and History

Author: Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers,Bernd Jürgen Fischer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253341891

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 9258

The contributors to this study critically de-construct Albanian myths and offer insights into Albanian history and politics. They conclude with contemporary Albanian critiques of the origins and functions of Albanian politics and ideologies.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6267

Die islamische Aufklärung

Der Konflikt zwischen Glaube und Vernunft

Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906467

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 1020

»Erhellend, großartig geschrieben, ein Buch, das uns hilft, das Verständnis zwischen islamischer Welt und Moderne zu verstehen.« Yuval Noah Harari, Autor von »Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit« Die islamische Aufklärung hat längst stattgefunden. In einer fulminanten Erzählung demontiert Christopher de Bellaigue die oft selbstgefällige westliche Sicht auf die arabische Welt. Auch in Ägypten, im Iran und der Türkei gab es nach 1800 eine breite Bewegung für Freiheit, Gleichheit und Demokratie und für einen weltlichen Staat, für Frauenrechte und Gewerkschaften, freie Presse und die Abschaffung der Sklaverei. In atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit modernisierten sich die arabischen Gesellschaften. Doch die Gegenaufklärung folgte auf dem Fuß, mit autokratischen Regimen und fundamentalistischem Terror. De Bellaigue schildert den Kampf zwischen Glaube und Vernunft und um eine neue muslimische Identität. Eine reiche, überraschende Geschichte, eine radikal neue Sicht auf den modernen Islam. »Eine ausgesprochen originelle und informative Studie über die Zusammenstöße zwischen dem Islam und der Moderne in Istanbul, Kairo und Teheran während der letzten zweihundert Jahre.« Orhan Pamuk »Christopher de Bellaigue gehört seit Langem schon zu den einfallsreichsten und anregendsten Interpreten einiger von Angst und Vorurteil verstellter Realitäten. In ›Die islamische Aufklärung‹ seziert er den selbstgefälligen Gegensatz zwischen Islam und Moderne und enthüllt dabei eine faszinierende Welt: eine Welt, in der Menschen sich unter dem Druck der Geschichte ständig verändern, improvisieren und sich anpassen. Es ist genau das richtige Buch für unsere in Unordnung geratene Welt: zeitgemäß, dringlich und erhellend.« Pankaj Mishra »Zur rechten Zeit, tiefsinnig und provokativ.« Peter Frankopan

Modern Albania

From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe

Author: Fred C. Abrahams

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479838098

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2270

In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe’s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or read “decadent” Western literature began to devour the outside world. They opened cafés, companies, and newspapers. Previously banned rock music blared in the streets. Modern Albania offers a vivid history of the Albanian Communist regime’s fall and the trials and tribulations that led the country to become the state it is today. The book provides an in-depth look at the Communists' last Politburo meetings and the first student revolts, the fall of the Stalinist regime, the outflows of refugees, the crash of the massive pyramid-loan schemes, the war in neighboring Kosovo, and Albania’s relationship with the United States. Fred Abrahams weaves together personal experience from more than twenty years of work in Albania, interviews with key Albanians and foreigners who played a role in the country’s politics since 1990—including former Politburo members, opposition leaders, intelligence agents, diplomats, and founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army—and a close examination of hundreds of previously secret government records from Albania and the United States. A rich, narratively-driven account, Modern Albania gives readers a front-row seat to the dramatic events of the last battle of Cold War Europe.

Der Nachfolger

Roman

Author: Ismail Kadare,Joachim Röhm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596176946

Category:

Page: 173

View: 899

Albania's Greatest Friend

Aubrey Herbert and the Making of Modern Albania: Diaries and Papers 1904-1923

Author: Aubrey Herbert

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848854447

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 3080

Noel Malcolm is the author of Bosnia: A Short History and Kosovo: A Short History. --Book Jacket.

Der Balkan

Author: Mark Mazower

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833300813

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 270

View: 9625

Historical Dictionary of Albania

Author: Robert Elsie

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873803

Category: History

Page: 662

View: 8172

Albania is not well known by outsiders; it was deliberately closed to the outside world during the communist era. Now it has thankfully become free again, its borders are open and it can be visited, and it is increasingly integrating with the rest of Europe and beyond. Unfortunately, Albania has had its share of problems in the post-communist era; it's a land of destitution and despair, thanks in part to the Albanian mafia, which has turned the country into one of blood-feuds, kalashnikovs, and eternal crises. Yet, Albania is, in essence, a European nation like any other and will soon, it is to be hoped, advance and take its proper place in Europe and the world. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Albania relates the history of this little-known country through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, appendixes, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 5163

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Handbuch Zur Albanischen Volkskultur

Mythologie, Religion, Volksglaube, Sitten, Gebräuche und Kulturelle Besonderheiten

Author: Robert Elsie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781508986300

Category:

Page: 482

View: 8610

Die vorliegende Arbeit befaßt sich in erster Linie mit dem albanischen Volksglauben im weitesten Sinne. Es umfaßt u.a.: Figuren der albanischen Mythologie, religiöse Vorstellungen und Aberglauben, Glaubensgemeinschaften, Orden und Sekten, die in Albanien tätig waren oder sind, Heilige, die für den Volksglauben von wesentlicher Bedeutung sind, Kultstätten, Kalenderfeste und Rituale. Eng verwandt mit der Welt des Glaubens sind auch Volkssitten, Gebräuche und kulturelle Besonderheiten, die mit aufgenommen wurden, etwa: Bräuche bei der Geburt, Eheschließung und Tod, sexuelle Gebräuche, Blutrache und das albanische Gewohnheitsrecht.

Albanian Literature

A Short History

Author: Robert Elsie

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845110314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 4298

Albanian writing shot to prominence with the rumored nomination of Ismael Kadare for the Nobel Prize in 2004. Otherwise, very little is known or has been written in the English-speaking world about Albanian literature. Its fate followed the brutal course of Balkan political history. Despite its tumultuous history, Albania has nonetheless produced writers of the highest calibre, such as A.Z. Cajupi, Gjergj Fishta and, of course, Kadare. Albanian Literature: A Short History is a unique work of reference, which provides a concise and complete overview from the thirteenth century to the present day. I.B.Tauris in association with the Centre for Albanian Studies.