Books about Albania and the Albanian people

This is a reference of various books (and some journal articles) about Albania and the Albanian people, their origin, history, culture, etc. The publication dates range from the 17th 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 and article has also been uploaded on Scribd; a sharing site, a YouTube-like for text files and various publications. For each book and article there’s publishing 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 additional features; it provides full-screen reading and an optional embed link for blogs and websites. The books on Google Books and Internet Archive also have a few extra empty pages, which have been removed prior to uploading 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 have also 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 alternative spellings of names or aliases are provided, when applicable. By clicking on the image of the book a fullscreen 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, and Albanian, 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 these books 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, it provides 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: Scribd Internet Archive With introduction by Charles Downer Hazen, professor of History at Harvard University, at that time of publication. Title: George Castriot, Surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albania Author: Clement Clarke Moore Year: 1850 Publisher: D. Appleton & Co. (New York) Links: Scribd Google Books Scanderbeg (actual name Gjergj Kastrioti) is a legendary European warrior and leader of the 15th century, and the national hero of Albanians. With a small army under his command he successfully fended off several major Ottoman crusades against his homeland for about 25 years. His military accomplishments are credited as being one of the main components that prevented Western Europe from falling under Ottoman occupation. For that, Scanderbeg was recognized by Pope Pius II and Pope Nicholas V with the title Athleta Christi (Champion of Christ). Scanderbeg is considered to be one of the most able military leaders of
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plays. The last chapter is about the independence of Albania. by authors from different countries and time periods. Scanderbeg is the first Albanian to have forged nationwide allegiances of the kind and scale he did. numerous historical and biographical books have been published about him. 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: Scribd Google Books This is a novel about Scanderbeg.October 1919 Publisher: Pan-Albanian Vatra Federation of America (Boston) Links: Scribd Google Books "The Adriatic Review" was a monthly journal published and edited by the famous Albanian writer and patriot Fan Noli and the Vatra organization in Boston. Diplomatically. Since then. Title: The memoirs of Ismail Kemal Bey Author: Ismail Kemal Bey. Title: A journey through Albania and other provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia. All of its published issues are included in this record. His memoirs in this book by Sommerville are mostly about his time in the Ottoman administration. Several novels. Sommerville Story Year: 1920 Publisher: Constable and company (London) Links: Scribd Internet Archive Ismail Kemal (Ismail Qemali) is the founder of the modern Albanian state.all times. He proclaimed the independence of Albania from the Ottoman Empire on November 28. The first to circulate in Western Europe was the work of Marin Barleti (Marinus Barletius) during early 16th century. Carey & Son (Philadelphia) Vol I: Scribd Google Books Vol II: Scribd Google Books Title: Author: Year: Publisher: Links: High Albania and its customs in 1908 Mary Edith Durham 1910 Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (London) Scribd Internet Archive Title: The Adriatic Review Author: Fan Stylian Noli [Fan Noli] Year: September 1918 . He also formed alliances with leaders of other European nations. poems and other works have been published about Scanderbeg as well. 1912. 2 . Most of the articles in each issue are in English. followed by a few articles in Albanian. in several languages. during the years 1809 and 1810 Author: John Cam Hobhouse Broughton Year : 1817 Publisher: M. to Constantinople.

and Brown (London) Links: Scribd Google Books About Albania see page 99 and on. Appleton & company (New York) Scribd Internet Archive Title: Travels in the Ionian Isles. &c. Title: Author: Year: Publisher: Links: Albania. the foundling state of Europe Wadham Peacock 1914 D. &c. Albania. Hurst. Orme. as does the second volume included here: "Travels in Greece and Albania". Thessaly. &c. Mawman (London) Vol I: Scribd Google Books Vol II: Scribd Google Books Other editions of this book have slight variations. Author: Edward Lear Year: 1851 Publisher: Richard Bentley (London) Links: Scribd Google Books Other title versions from different editions: "Journals of a landscape painter in Albania. Greece and Albania Author: Thomas Smart Hughes Year: 1820 Publisher: J. Illyria. Rees.. during the years 1812 and 1813 Author: Henry Holland Year: 1815 Publisher: Longman. Title: Travels in Sicily." and "Journals of a landscape painter in Greece and Albania". Title: Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania. I-IV Author: Sir Arthur John Evans Year: 1883 Publisher: Westminster: Nichols & sons Links: Scribd Internet Archive Google Books The links on Scribd and Internet Archive contain an additional publication titled "On the Roman town of Doclea".Title: Antiquarian Researches in Illyricum. Title: The Burden of the Balkans Author: Mary Edith Durham Year: 1905 Publisher: Edward Arnold (London) Links: Scribd Google Books 3 . Macedonia.

which begins on page 293. Herzegovina. (London) Links: Scribd Internet Archive Title: Researches in Greece Author: William Martin Leake Year: 1814 Publisher: John Booth (London) Links: Scribd Google Books About the Albanian language see page 237 and on. Montenegro. and Slavonia. Co. Dalmatia. Government Printing Office (Washington D. and Co. Special Report No. Title: Illyrian Letters Author: Arthur John Evans Year: 1878 Publisher: Longmans. House of Representatives.Title: The Albanian Question Author: Mehmet Konitza [Mehmet Konica] Year: 1818 Publisher: Williams. The year 1863 refers to the original publication by Longfellow. Congress Year: 1954 Publisher: U. Lea. 13 of the Select Committee on Communist Aggression.S. Green. The book also contains a 2000 words Greek-Albanian–English dictionary. Albania.) Links: Scribd Internet Archive Full title: Communist Takeover and Occupation of Albania. Title: Skenderbeu [Scanderbeg] Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Fan Stylian Noli) Year: 1916 (1863) Publisher: E. 4 .S. Croatia. (London) Links: Scribd Google Books Full title: Illyrian Letters: a revised selection of correspondence from the Illyrian provinces of Bosnia. Diellit (Boston) Links: Scribd Google Books This is a poem by the Longfellow adapted in Albanian and published by Fan Noli. It contains both the English and the Albanian versions. Title: Travels in Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in 1809 & 1810 Author: John Cam Hobhouse Broughton Year: 1858 Publisher: John Murray (London) Vol I: Scribd Google Books Vol II: Scribd Google Books Title: Communist Takeover and Occupation of Albania Author: Charles J. C. addressed to the Manchester guardian during the year 1877. Kersten. U.

Reeve Links: Scribd Google Books This is the first play (tragedy) that is known to have been written about Scanderbeg. Roy d'Albanie: Contenant ses illustres faicts d'armes. including all the illustrations. Love and Liberty Author: Thomas Whincop Year: 1747 Publisher: W. 5 . Low. this is an electronic edition provided by University of Pennsylvania. pour la joy de Iesus-Christ. Surnommé Scanderbeg. 1799. Seigneur du Plessis Bourrot (Marin Barleti) Year: 1604 (First publication: 1576) Publisher: Iean Arnavld Links: Scribd Google Books Full title: Histoire de Georges Castriot. Albania and several other parts of the Ottoman Empire in the years 1798. & Rivington (London) Links: Scribd Internet Archive Title: Scanderbeg: Or. is identical. The content however. Roy d'Albanie Author: Jacques De Lavardin. Surnommé Scanderbeg. to Constantinople. so the page numbers of this version do not correspond with the page numbers of the printed book. Searle. unlike all other books included in here which are mere scans of the print version of the books. Title: High Albania Author: Edith Durham Year: 1909 Publisher: Edward Arnold (London) Links: Scribd Univ of Penn This is not the same as the above listed "High Albania and its customs in 1908" publication of Durham. League of Nations 1922 Scribd Internet Archive Title: Histoire de Georges Castriot. Title: Travels through the Morea.Title: Albania: a narrative of recent travel Author: Edward Frederick Knight Year: 1880 Publisher: S. Marston. Also. & memorables victoires à l'encontre des Turcs. 1800 and 1801 Author: François Charles Hugues Laurent Pouqueville Year: 1806 Publisher: Richard Phillips by Barnard & Sultzer (London) Links: Scribd Google Books Title: Author: Year: Links: The economic and financial situation of Albania Albert Calmes.

What’s included here is not a full record of the journal. Trhank Spirobeg] Year: June 1898 . Title: Albanesische Studien. Vaso Pasha] 1879 Julius Springer (Berlin) Scribd Google Books Title: Griechische Und Albanesische Märchen Author: Johann Georg von Hahn Year: 1864 Publisher: Wilhelm Engelmann (Leipzig) Links: Scribd Google Books Title: Poesie Albanesi Author: Girolamo de Rada [Jeronim De Rada] Year: 1847 Publisher: Stamperia del Fibreno (Napoli) Links: Scribd Google Books De Rada is another renowned 19th century Albanian writer and patriot. Each issue has articles in French and Albanian. Title: Albania Author: Faik Konitza [Faik Konica. It also contains "Kenget e Milosaos" (Canti di Milosao). which is another title of other editions of some of the same poems. it contains issues from Volume B. Trhank (Thrank) Spiroberg was an alias of Konitza. Nr 6 through Volume D. followed by a few pages in Turkish. The poems in this book are both in the original Albanian version and the adapted Italian version.This book is based on the aforementioned Marlin Barleti’s work on Scanderbeg.November 1899 Publisher: Bureaux de la Revue albanaise (Bruxelles) Links: Scribd Google Books "Albania" was a biweekly journal published and edited by the renowned Albanian writer and patriot Faik Konitza (Faik Konica) in Brussels. The English version of Barleti’s book was adapted from this French version of Lavardin and Bourrot. Nr 11. I-III Author: Johann Georg von Hahn Year: 1854 Publisher: Verlag von Friedrich Mauke (Jena) Links: Scribd Google Books Title: Author: Year: Publisher: Links: Albanien und die Albanesen: eine historisch-kritische Studie Wassa Effendi [Pashko Vasa. or for free via university (library) accounts that do provide access on EEBO. 6 . It can be accessed however on EEBO (Early English Books Online) with a personal (paid) account. and later on in London. The English version is available in various libraries. though unfortunately not on any free digital library.

Boyagianit (Konstantinopol) Links: Scribd Google Books Full title: D e zotit ed e esit t'une . along with the sum of each contribution. Title: Kalendari i Vatres i motit 1918 Author: Fan Noli. 7 Author: Year: Publisher: Links: .tit. Vatra Year: 1918 Publisher: Shtypur ne Shtypeshkronjen e Gazetes Dielli (Boston) Links: Scribd Google Books This book (in Albanian) has among other things many photographs.J. H. Niccolo Jeno de' Coronei Year: 1866 Publisher: Federigo Bencini (Firenze) Links: Scribd Google Books Full title: Rapsodie d'un poema albanese raccolte nelle colonie del napoletano tradotte da Girolamo de Rada e per cura di lui e di N. H. Title: Dhiata e re Author: Konstandin Kristoforidhi [Konstantinit Kristoforidit. Title: Rapsodie d'un Poema Albanese Author: Girolamo da Rada [Jeronim De Rada]. de Coronei ordinate e messe in luce. ede Punet' e Apostuyvet. Constantine Christoforides] Year: 1872 Publisher: A. Ethnografiche e Storiche Author: Arturo Galanti Year: 1901 Publisher: Societa editrice Dante Alighieri (Roma) Links: Scribd Google Books Title: Albania Author: Eugenio Barbarich Year: 1905 Publisher: Enrico Voghera (Roma) Links: Scribd Google Books Full title: Albania (Monografia antropogeografica) Con 10 illustrazioni e 13 tavole fuori testo. and a long list of the names of the people who contributed to the Albanian-American organization for that particular time period. Constantine Christoforides] 1872 A. Title: Kater Ungjillat Konstandin Kristoforidhi [Konstantinit Kristoforidit. Boyagianit (Konstantinopol) Scribd Google Books Full title ' e zotit ede se esit toune Iesu-Kristit.Title: L'Albania: Notizie Geografiche.

and lists of Bible versions. Issue 134. Helen Campbell July . Volume 72. Issue 4. pp 566-580 Scribd Internet Archive 8 . With a full assortment of maps. A new nation in an old world Viola I. Descriptive. London. historical.December 1922 Scribner's Magazine. Volume 29. pp 377-392 Scribd Cornell Univ Title: The Encyclopædia of Missions. Issue 3. Toronto) Links: Scribd Google Books Full title of the book: The Encyclopædia of missions. pp 234-243 Scribd Univ of Mich In Albania with the Ghegs Athol Mayhew Jan 1881 Scribner's Monthly. a complete bibliography.Title: Ceshtja shqiptare ne analet diplomatike amerikane (1918 . pp 699-719 Scribd Univ of Mich Title: Year: Journal: Links: Title: Author: Year: Journal: Links: Scanderbeg May 1876 The Catholic World. Volume 21. biographical. though it doesn’t offer an option to download it. Title: Author: Year: Journal: Links: Albania. Vol 1: Albania. statistical.1945) Author: Masar Kodra. Volume 23. Vol I. Majlinda Kodra Year: 1997 Publisher: Logos-A (Shkup) Links: Google Books The full version of this book (in Albanian) can be read on the link provided. pp 35-39 Author: Edwin Munsell Bliss Year : 1891 Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls (New York. Journal articles and other brief publications Title: Author: Year : Journal: Links: Albania and its people William Henry Green Oct 1857 The Princeton Review. Paradise.

S. Scriven (Brig. U. pp 90-114 Scribd Google Books 9 . Number 2. Army) August 1918 The National Geographic Magazine. Volume 34. Gen..Title: Author: Year: Journal: Links: Recent Observations in Albania George P.

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