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Albanian letters : nationalism, independence and the Albanian League /
Arthur J. Evans ; edited by Bejtullah Destani and Jason Tomes.
imprint
London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris, in association with The Centre for Albanian Studies, 2017.
description
xvii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1845116011, 9781845116019
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imprint
London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris, in association with The Centre for Albanian Studies, 2017.
isbn
1845116011
9781845116019
abstract
Although best known as an eminent classical archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans was also passionately interested in the history of Albania. An authority on ancient Illyria, his sophisticated sense of the region's ancient roots infused his understanding of the complex culture and politics of the Balkans in the 19th century and combined to make him an authoritative and entertaining guide to this important subject. In "Albanian Letters", Evans not only explores the implications of the key political events of this period (for example, the formation of the Albanian League in 1878) but also paints a vivid picture of the country's complex social and cultural make-up. In the late 19th century, the questions of nationalism and national identity were a major preoccupation for Albanians. "Albanian Letters" looks at how Albanians' views of their homeland were affected by developments taking place at the time, including increasing awareness of ethnic differences, population migration and changes to its distinctive culture and tradition. "Albanian Letters" offers a vivid snapshot of a nation at a critical period in its development.
catalogue key
11421584
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Sir Arthur Evans had a keen passion in the history of Albania, and his understanding of 19th-century Balkans politics combined to make him an authoritative guide to this important subject. In this book Evans not only explores the key implications of the political events of this period, but also describes the country's complex society.
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Albanian Letters offers a vivid snapshot of a nation at a critical period in its development. Sir Arthur Evans explores the implications of the key political events of the late 19th century and the country's complex social and cultural make-up. The questions of nationalism and national identity were a major preoccupation for Albanians. Albanian Letters looks at how views of their homeland were affected by increasing awareness of ethnic differences, population migration, and changes to its distinctive culture and tradition. Although best known as an eminent classical archaeologist, Evans was also passionately interested in Albanian history. An authority on ancient Illyria, his sense of the region's roots infused with his understanding of the culture and politics of the Balkans makes him an authoritative and entertaining guide.
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Albanian Lettersoffers a vivid snapshot of a nation at a critical period in its development. Sir Arthur Evans explores the implications of the key political events of the late 19th century and the country's complex social and cultural make-up. The questions of nationalism and national identity were a major preoccupation for Albanians.Albanian Letterslooks at how views of their homeland were affected by increasing awareness of ethnic differences, population migration, and changes to its distinctive culture and tradition. Although best known as an eminent classical archaeologist, Evans was also passionately interested in Albanian history. An authority on ancient Illyria, his sense of the region's roots infused with his understanding of the culture and politics of the Balkans makes him an authoritative and entertaining guide.
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Although best known as an eminent classical archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans was also passionately interested in the history of Albania. An authority on ancient Illyria, his sophisticated sense of the region's ancient roots infused his understanding of the complex culture and politics of the Balkans in the 19th century and combined to make him an authoritative and entertaining guide to this important subject. In Albanian Letters, Evans not only explores the implications of the key political events of this period (for example, the formation of the Albanian League in 1878) but also paints a vivid picture of the country's complex social and cultural make-up. In the late 19th century, the questions of nationalism and national identity were a major preoccupation for Albanians. Albanian Letters looks at how Albanians' views of their homeland were affected by developments taking place at the time, including increasing awareness of ethnic differences, population migration and changes to its distinctive culture and tradition. Albanian Letters offers a vivid snapshot of a nation at a critical period in its development.
Table of Contents
General Introduction
Introductory Analysis
Mu'tazilism
Later Sunni Theological Thought
Shi'i Philosophical Theology
Index
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