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By Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Bernd J. Fischer

''... a pioneering attempt in English-language stories 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 fresh Kosovo struggle. The essays in Albanian Identities, through a multinational, multidisciplinary staff of students and non-academic experts, deconstruct popular political or historiographical myths approximately Albania's earlier and current, bringing to gentle the ways that Albanian myths have served to justify and direct violence, buttress political energy, and foster inner harmony. Albanian Identities demonstrates the ability of myths to this present day, as they underpin political and social strategies in crisis-ridden, post-totalitarian Albania.

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