ISBN 978-1514157268Centre for Albanian Studies, London 2015556 pp. The Canadian scholar and writerRobert Elsie, who was born in Vancouver in 1950, has been working and publishing in the field of Albanian Studies for about thirty-five years.The present book is a compilation of his major articles and essays on Albanian culture (history, literature, philology, religion, etc.), a reflection of his constant endeavour to make the tiny Albanian nation better known in the world.
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IntroductionThe Early History of AlbaniaThe Earliest References to the Existence of the Albanian LanguageAlbania in the Anonymi Descriptio Europae Orientalis, 1308Two Irish Travellers in Albania in 1322The Albanian Lexicon of Arnold von Harff, 1497The Albanian Lexicon of Evliya Çelebi (1662), and What a Travelling Dervish Should KnowThe Viennese scholar Who Almost Became King of Albania:Baron Franz Nopcsa and his Contribution to Albanian StudiesHistory of the Dutch Military Mission to Albania, 1913-1914The Cham Albanians of GreeceKosovo and the Bar Tragedy of March 1945A Brief History of KosovoThe Hybrid Soil of the Balkans: A Topography of Albanian LiteratureAlbanian Literature in the English-Speaking WorldThoughts on Kosovo Albanian Literature, Culture and Identity Albanian Literary History and Albanian Literary Culture:Observations on Recent DevelopmentsAlbanian Literature in the Muslim Tradition:Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Albanian Writing in Arabic ScriptThe Currents of Muslim and Bektashi Writing in Albania, 1850-1950The Bellifortis Text and Early AlbanianThree Poets of the Golden Age of Scutarine Catholic Literature in AlbaniaGjergj Fishta: The Voice of the Albanian NationThe Albanian Writer Visar Zhiti: A Victim of the SurrealBenjamin Disraeli and Scanderbeg. The Novel The Rise of Iskander (1833)as a Contribution to Britain’s Literary Discovery of AlbaniaIslam and the Dervish Sects of Albania:An Introduction to their History, Development and Current SituationThe Christian Saints of AlbaniaThe Rediscovery of Folk Literature in AlbaniaThe Songs of the Frontier Warriors: Albanian Oral Epic VerseSome Observations on Albanian and Bosnian Epic TraditionsWhy is the Albanian Epic So Neglected?Northern Albanian Culture and the KanunThe Albanian Media in Kosovo and the Spectre of Ethnic CleansingThe Last Albanian WaiterFreedom and Chaos: Contemporary Albanian LiteraturePublication List of Robert Elsie Buy this Book on AMAZON