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M A X
17-01-2010, 17:12:00

Albanians in Bulgaria

Albanians (Bulgarian: албанци, albantsi) are a small minority ethnic group in Bulgaria (Albanian: Bullgaria). Although according to the 2001 census they only numbered 278,[1] their number in the Bulgarian lands was much larger in the past. Between the 15th and 17th century, groups of Albanians (...
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M A X
17-01-2010, 16:32:42

Who are the real owners of Fustanella?

Who are the real owners of Foustanella?The dress of Balkan peoples is always rich with a lot of forms. Especially, the traditional dress of ancient peoples of Balkan are more interesting than others traditional dresses. By the way, which people should be regard asthe oldest in Balkan? In Balkan ...
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M A X
17-01-2010, 16:25:10

Pyrrhic Dance = ALBANITIKO (ALBANIAN DANCE)

Pyrrhic Dance = ALBANITIKO (ALBANIAN DANCE)The Pyrrhic Dance was an ancient danceplayed in Ancient Greece, Illyria, Macedonia and Thrace. According to the legend, even the Kouretes (the first inhabitants of the Crete Island) had played such dance with swords in order to protect infant Zeus fro...
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M A X
29-12-2009, 00:35:47

Arbëreshë - Ethnic Albanian community living in Italy

Arbëreshë are an ethnic Albanian community living in Italy, especially the regions of Calabria,Apulia and Sicily. The Arbëreshë arrived in Southern Italy in several waves of migrations, from the 15th to 18th century AD. The Arbëreshë have their own distinct culture and have been able to keep the...
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M A X
16-09-2009, 11:30:38

Albania (toponym)

Albania is the Medieval Latin name of the country which is called Shqipëri by its inhabitants. In Medieval Greek, the country's name is Albania besides variants Albaētia, Arbanētia.[9] The ultimate origin of the root Alb- has been traced to an Illyrian (alb "white").[10] In the 2nd centu...
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M A X
25-06-2009, 10:27:59

Ottoman History translated into Albanian language

Ottoman History translated into Albanian language with Turkish helpPublished by Islamic History, Art and Culture Research Center (IRCICA), 2-volume source book "The Ottoman State and the History of Civilizations" has been translated into Albanian with the support of Turkish Coop...
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M A X
15-06-2009, 15:08:42

The destruction and reconstruction of architectural heritage in Kosova

by Andrew Herscher/Andras Riedlmayera post-war report From the spring of 1998 until the summer of 1999, Kosovo was the scene of armed conflict and savage ‘ethnic cleansing’. Thousands of the region's Kosovar Albanian inhabitants were killed and nearly a million were driven from their homes. Less...
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M A X
01-06-2009, 16:00:53

Rettung von Juden in Albanien

Rettung von Juden in AlbanienAlbert RAMAJJüdische Spuren finden sich auf albanischem Boden seit dem 7. Jahrhundert. So sind 2003 zwei israelische Professoren, Ehyd Netzer und Gideon Foerster, nach Forschungen in Saranda (Südalbanien) zu der Auffassung gelangt, dass die dortige B...
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M A X
28-05-2009, 12:05:58

Kosovo - Political Profile

Area: 10,887 square kilometres (4,203 square miles)Capital: Pristina.Terrain: Varied.Climate: Temperate.PeopleNationality: Adjective--Kosovo national.Population (2000 est.): 2.1 million.Ethnic groups: 90% ethnic Albanians, 6% ethnic Serbs, 2% Bosniaks, Gorani, 1.5% Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians, 1% T...
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M A X
17-05-2009, 13:56:01

"Unzerstörbare" Bunker werden Liebesnester

Die Vergangenheit steht bei vielen Albanern im Garten: eine graue Betonkuppel mit Schießscharte. 700.000 solcher pilzförmiger Bunker ließ der kommunistische Diktator Enver Hoxha in dem kleinen südosteuropäischen Land einst bauen - in panischer Angst vor einem Angriff der NATO. Vor feindlichen Bo...
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Shej
22-04-2009, 13:12:21

SHQIPTARET DHE PROBLEMI PELLAZGJIK

SHQIPTARET DHE PROBLEMI PELLASGJIK(Shkruar nga Spiro N. Konda)Historiane, arkeologe dhe gjuhetare mbi Pellasget1. HERODOTI "Se c'gjuhe flisnin pellasget nuk mundem ta them me saktesi...Po te jete nevoja te flasim duke konkluduar ne baze te ketyre, pellasget flisnin nje gjuhe barbare". (libri I, ...
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Shej
22-04-2009, 12:47:04

Illyrians Kings, Queens

RULERS: ILLYRIA PROPERFor simplicity, the history of the Illyrian Rulers and their kingdoms will be viewed through a "dynastic" timeline. However, what can be said for the Ardiaei, a true dynasty as control was passed within the ruling house cannot be said for Bardylis' kingdom. Although there i...
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Pergjigje nga: mili vocel, erlehta

Illyrian kingdom!

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mili vocel
09-04-2009, 18:27:34
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M A X
03-04-2009, 11:14:21

The Siege | By Ismail Kadare

The Siege (2008) | By Ismail KadareText by Gjergj Erebara The Siege by Ismail Kadare was published recently in English, almost 40 years after it came out in Albania. The historical novel, written during Albania’s isolation imposed by the communist regime, is a fascinating allegory of this part...
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M A X
31-03-2009, 01:37:27

Old Albanian custom of 'sworn virgins' dying out

Old Albanian custom of 'sworn virgins' dying outSHKODRA, Albania (AFP) — Drane Markgjoni is one of Albania's last "sworn virgins" -- an age-old custom in which women assume the role of a man and are accepted as such by their family and society."My life has been a dog's life," lamented the 87-yea...
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M A X
08-01-2009, 23:11:32

"Cyclopean" walls discovered in northern Albania

Archaeologists searching the mountains of northern Albania for traces of Ottoman-era fugitives were surprised to find something much older: the ruins of a Bronze Age fortress, dating from around 800 BC. The walls were made of boulders assembled without cement, using the "Cyclopean" techn...
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M A X
08-01-2009, 23:09:51

Archaeological discovery opens window to Illyrians

After several weeks of intense digging, an archaeological team from the University of Oslo reported a find last month that could change the written history of Illyrians for a period of their existence.An Illyrian trading post in the border area between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) th...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:34:30

First Mention of Albanians as Illyrians

First Mention of Albanians as IllyriansMazaris (Greek: Μάζαρις) (fl. c. 1415) was a late Byzantine Greek writer. He is only known as the author of a satirical text, Mazaris' Journey to Hades. His identity and first name are unknown. He has been tentatively identified with at lea...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:33:29

History of Illyria

Illyria has long had mythical associations as a borderland between the known and unknown worlds, a liminal place where fact and fiction blend, beginning with the ancient Greeks. Illyria is often portrayed as opposed to Greece. Notable literary portrayals of Illyria occur in Shakespeare's 'Twelft...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:30:58

Famous Illyrians

Hylli-Ilirian King-Balai-Ilirian King-Was an Ilirian King from 168-168 B.C.  Bato-Ilirian (Dardanian) King-B...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:27:43

A Description of Zadrima (1641)

1641Frang Bardhi:A Description of ZadrimaFrang Bardhi (1606 1643), known in Latin as Franciscus Blancus and in Italian as Francesco Bianchi, was an early Albanian church figure and author of note. He was born in Kallmet in the northern Albanian Zadrima region and studied theology in Italy. In 16...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:26:16

Seyahatname - a Journey through Kosova (1660)

1660Evliya Chelebi:Seyahatname - a Journey through KosovaThe Ottoman Turkish writer Evliya Chelebi or Çelebi (1611-1684) travelled extensively through the Ottoman empire and neighbouring countries from 1640 to 1676 , both in a private capacity and at the service of the Sublime Porte. The account...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:25:25

Report on a Voyage from Venice to Constantinople

In this report, Carlo Ranzo describes the overland passage of Venetian Ambassador Giacomo Soranzo through the mountains of Albania to and back from Constantinople. Soranzo was ambassador to London around 1553-1557 and to Constantinople in 1576-1581. This extract recounts the Albanian portion of ...
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M A X
15-12-2008, 11:23:52

Pirates in Vlora

Jean Carlier de Pinon was a French squire who lived in Paris and Cambray. He is the author of the work “Mon voyaige en Levant, faict l’an 1579” (My Voyage to the Levant, made in 1579). In it, he gives an account to his trip to the Holy Land with his German companion Hans Jacob Breuning from Febr...
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M A X
20-11-2008, 14:35:34

US-Schauspieler James Belushi

Stolz und Ehre AlbaniensDer US-Schauspieler albanischer Herkunft, James Belushi ("Mein Partner mit der kalten Schnauze"), ist mit einem der höchsten Orden Albaniens ausgezeichnet worden.Das Land sei stolz auf ihn und seine Liebe für das Land seiner Vorfahren, sagte Staatspräsident Bamir Topi bei...
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M A X
30-09-2008, 23:40:40

Tribal culture vanishing in Albanian valley

In one of Europe's most remote areas, Albania’s Shala Valley, tribal culture lives on even as the modern world encroaches. For about half the year, Shala is cut off by heavy snowfall that blocks access to the two dirt tracks snaking through the mountainsELENA BECATOROSTHETH, Albania - The Associ...
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M A X
28-09-2008, 23:29:27

In remote Albania, a centuries-old code of honor survives

THETH, ALBANIA -- The "Accursed Mountains" tower high above the Shala Valley, snow clinging to their summits even in the summer. Their jagged peaks hide one of Europe's most remote areas, where tribal culture lives on even as the modern world encroaches.For about half the year, Shala, a protecte...
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pekomeri
20-09-2008, 12:35:24

arti dhe artizanati

Po dergoj disa nga punimet e bera kohet e fundit ne mozaik me gure
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bilderberg
09-07-2008, 23:56:02

ALBANIANS OF CHAMERIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE NAZI-FASCIST INVADERS DURING WORL

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF THE ALBANIANS OF CHAMERIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE NAZI-FASCIST INVADERS DURING WORLD WAR II - AN INCONTESTIBLE HISTORICAL TRUTH Chameria and the Chams contributed to the great antifascist war physically, materially and morally; they unreservedly joined total war the occu...
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M A X
17-02-2008, 02:05:39

Kosovo seit jeher umstritten

Kosovo seit jeher umstrittenAnspruch der Serben und Albaner auf die Provinz.Der Konflikt zwischen Serben und Albanern um die Kontrolle über die Provinz Kosovo reicht bis ins Mittelalter zurück. Die Provinz war im 14. Jahrhundert...
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Berni
02-02-2008, 14:32:54

The History of Vlora

In ancient history Vlore was called Aulona. It was noted by many travelers and foreign chroniclers, as one of the main port cities of the southern Illyrian region, which flourished, in importance only behind Apolonia and Orikum.
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AlbanianHistory
03-12-2007, 13:41:48

Texts and Documents of Albanian History - 1497

Arnold von Harff:Pilgrimage from Cologne Arnold von Harff (1), a German knight, traveller and writer, was born in about 1471 into a noble family of the Lower Rhineland (Harff on the Erft, a village northwest of Cologne). In the autumn of 1496, he set out on a journey, ostensibly...
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AlbanianHistory
03-12-2007, 13:40:38

Texts and Documents of Albanian History - 1474

George Merula:The Siege of Shkodra The Fortress of Shkodra, ca. 1903 (Photo: Franz Baron Nopcsa). The Italian humanist and historian George Merula (1430-1494), also known as Georgius Merula Alexandrinus or Giorgio Merlano di Negro, was born in Alessandria in northern Italy. He s...
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AlbanianHistory
03-12-2007, 13:38:44

Texts and Documents of Albanian History - 1332

Anonymous:Initiative for Making the PassageThe 'Directorium ad passagium faciendum', which can be translated as 'Initiative for making the passage', is a mediaeval Latin manuscript (also available in an early French translation) attributed alternatively to a monk called Burcard ...
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