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Books about Albania and the Albanian people

Books about Albania and the Albanian people

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This is a reference of various books (and some journal articles) about Albania and the Albanian people; their history, language, origin, culture, literature, etc. The publication dates range from the 17th century to present times. Most of them are in English, but there are also a few books in French, German, Italian, and Albanian. All of them are fully accessible online, both for reading and downloading (public domain books and articles), and accompanying links are given in the reference to access each book. A lot of the books also have a great deal of historical and cultural information about other countries/peoples of the Balkans/Europe.

The Albanian version of this reference can be accessed here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11100407/Libra-mbi-Shqiperine-dhe-shqiptaret-ne-internet
This is a reference of various books (and some journal articles) about Albania and the Albanian people; their history, language, origin, culture, literature, etc. The publication dates range from the 17th century to present times. Most of them are in English, but there are also a few books in French, German, Italian, and Albanian. All of them are fully accessible online, both for reading and downloading (public domain books and articles), and accompanying links are given in the reference to access each book. A lot of the books also have a great deal of historical and cultural information about other countries/peoples of the Balkans/Europe.

The Albanian version of this reference can be accessed here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11100407/Libra-mbi-Shqiperine-dhe-shqiptaret-ne-internet

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Books about Albania and the Albanian people
This is a reference of various books (and some journal articles) aboutAlbania and the Albanian people, their origin, history, culture, etc. Thepublication dates range from the 17
th
century to present times. All of them are fully accessible online, curtsey of  Google Books, The Internet Archive,and other similar public projects. Each copy of every book andarticle has also been uploaded on Scribd;a sharing site, a YouTube-like for text files and various publications. For each book and article there’spublishing information and links, to Scribd and to the original location,where it can be read in full or downloaded.While the books can be read in any of the alternative sites, Scribd is recommended because of its additionalfeatures; it provides full-screen reading and an optional embed link for blogs and websites. The books onGoogle Books and Internet Archive also have a few extra empty pages, which have been removed prior touploading them on Scribd. The two journals included here (Noli’s “The Adriatic Review” and Konitza’s“Albania”) had some of the same pages being repeated throughout (scanning errors it seems), which havealso been sorted out on the Scribd version. The books and articles are available for download as well, in pdf format, for which Adobe Reader (free program) is needed. In the
author 
field of each book alternativespellings of names or aliases are provided, when applicable. By clicking on the image of the book a full-screen picture of its cover can be seen. The Albanian version of this reference can be accessed here  Most of the materials included here are in English, but there are also a few in French, German, Italian, andAlbanian, and they’re listed below in that order. At the end of the reference (after the non-English books)there are some journal articles (in English) from National Geographic, Scribner Magazine, etc. A lot of thesebooks are also available in public and university libraries, in the United States and other countries. Worldcat  (World Catalog) is a very helpful online database for that purpose. By searching via the book title, itprovides a list of the libraries nearby that have that particular book.
Title
:
Albania past and present
 
 Author:
Constantine Chekrezi [Kostandin Çekrezi]
 
Year:
1919
 
Publisher 
: Macmillan (New York)
Links:
With introduction by Charles Downer Hazen, professor of History at Harvard University, at thattime of publication.
Title
:
George Castriot, Surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albania
 
 Author:
Clement Clarke Moore
 
Year:
1850
 
Publisher 
: D. Appleton & Co. (New York)
Links:
Scanderbeg (actual name Gjergj Kastrioti) is a legendary European warrior and leader of the 15
th
 century, and the national hero of Albanians. With a small army under his command he successfully fendedoff several major Ottoman crusades against his homeland for about 25 years. His military accomplishmentsare credited as being one of the main components that prevented Western Europe from falling underOttoman occupation. For that, Scanderbeg was recognized by Pope Pius II and Pope Nicholas V with the titleAthleta Christi (Champion of Christ). Scanderbeg is considered to be one of the most able military leaders of 
 
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all times. Diplomatically, Scanderbeg is the first Albanian to have forged nationwide allegiances of the kindand scale he did. He also formed alliances with leaders of other European nations.Since then, numerous historical and biographical books have been published about him, in several languages.The first to circulate in Western Europe was the work of Marin Barleti (Marinus Barletius) during early 16
th
 century. Several novels, plays, poems and other works have been published about Scanderbeg as well, byauthors from different countries and time periods.
Title
:
A journey through Albania and other provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, toConstantinople, during the years 1809 and 1810
 
 Author:
John Cam Hobhouse Broughton
 
Year 
:
1817
 
Publisher 
: M. Carey & Son (Philadelphia)
Vol I 
Vol II 
Title
:
High Albania and its customs in 1908
 
 Author:
Mary Edith Durham
 
Year:
1910
 
Publisher 
: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (London)
Links:
Title
:
The Adriatic Review
 
 Author:
Fan Stylian Noli [Fan Noli]
 
Year:
September 1918 - October 1919
 
Publisher 
: Pan-Albanian Vatra Federation of America (Boston)
Links:
"The Adriatic Review" was a monthly journal published and edited by the famous Albanianwriter and patriot Fan Noli and the Vatra organization in Boston. All of its published issues are included in this record. Most of the articles in each issue are in English, followed by a few articles in Albanian.
Title
:
The memoirs of Ismail Kemal Bey
 
 Author:
Ismail Kemal Bey, Sommerville Story
 
Year:
1920
 
Publisher 
: Constable and company (London)
Links:
Ismail Kemal (Ismail Qemali) is the founder of the modern Albanian state. He proclaimed theindependence of Albania from the Ottoman Empire on November 28, 1912. His memoirs in this book bySommerville are mostly about his time in the Ottoman administration. The last chapter is about theindependence of Albania.
Title
:
The Captain of the Janizaries: A Story of the Times of Scanderbeg and the Fall of Constantinople
 
 Author:
James Meeker Ludlow
 
Year:
1890
(First publication:
1886
)
Publisher 
: Harper (New York)
Links:
This is a novel about Scanderbeg.
 
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Title
:
Antiquarian Researches in Illyricum, I-IV
 
 Author:
Sir Arthur John Evans
 
Year:
1883
 
Publisher 
: Westminster: Nichols & sons
Links:
The links on Scribd and Internet Archive contain an additional publication titled "On theRoman town of Doclea".
Title
:
Travels in Sicily, Greece and Albania
 
 Author:
Thomas Smart Hughes
 
Year:
1820
 
Publisher 
: J. Mawman (London)
Vol I 
Vol II 
Other editions of this book have slight variations, as does the second volume included here:"Travels in Greece and Albania".
Title
:
Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c.
 
 Author:
Edward Lear
 
Year:
1851
 
Publisher 
: Richard Bentley (London)
Links:
Other title versions from different editions: "Journals of a landscape painter in Albania, Illyria,&c." and "Journals of a landscape painter in Greece and Albania".
Title
:
Albania, the foundling state of Europe
 
 Author:
Wadham Peacock
 
Year:
1914
 
Publisher 
: D. Appleton & company (New York)
Links:
Title
:
Travels in the Ionian Isles, Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia, &c., during the years1812 and 1813
 
 Author:
Henry Holland
 
Year:
1815
 
Publisher 
: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown (London)
Links:
About Albania see page 99 and on.
Title
:
The Burden of the Balkans
 
 Author:
Mary Edith Durham
 
Year:
1905
 
Publisher 
: Edward Arnold (London)
Links:

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