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

Albanian historical past is permeated via myths and legendary narratives that frequently serve political reasons, from the depiction of the mythical "founder of the nation," Skanderbeg, to the exploits of the KLA within the contemporary Kosovo struggle. The essays in Albanian Identities, by way of a multinational, multidisciplinary staff of students and non-academic experts, deconstruct regular political or historiographical myths approximately Albania’s previous and current, bringing to mild the ways that Albanian myths have served to justify and direct violence, buttress political strength, and foster inner harmony. Albanian Identities demonstrates the ability of myths to this present day, as they underpin political and social tactics in crisis-ridden, post-totalitarian Albania.

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