Our Woman In Albania: The Life of Margaret Hasluck, Scholar and Spy by Margaret HasluckOur Woman In Albania: The Life of Margaret Hasluck, Scholar and Spy by Margaret Hasluck

Our Woman In Albania: The Life of Margaret Hasluck, Scholar and Spy

byMargaret Hasluck

Hardcover | December 30, 2018

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Margaret Hasluck was a classical scholar whose passionate intellectual and personal interest in the Balkans was first kindled when she won a scholarship to the British School in Athens before World War I. Hasluck lived in Albania for nearly twenty years until the country was occupied by Italy in 1939 and she was forced into exile. During her time in Albania she traveled widely in the Balkans and published a number of works about various aspects of Albanian politics and culture, from traditional folklore to non-conformist Islam. With the start of World War II, she was employed by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and as a result of her detailed knowledge of the Balkans she was appointed adviser on Albanian Affairs from February 1942, a post she held until 1944. Our Woman in Albania includes many colorful and original observations and accounts of all aspects of Albanian life, both ancient and modern, examining Homeric parallels with Albanian marriage and kingship traditions, the treatment of minorities within the region and the language requirements of the military during the World War II. It is a historically significant and valuable resource for anyone with an interest in the dramatic history of this fascinating region. 
Margaret Hasluck (née Hardie) was born in Aberdeen in 1885 and read Classics at the universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge, UK. She lived in Albania for thirteen years until 1939 and during the war she worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
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Title:Our Woman In Albania: The Life of Margaret Hasluck, Scholar and SpyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.11 inPublished:December 30, 2018Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Evil Eye in some Greek Villages of the Upper Haliakmon Valley in West Macedonia - the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 53, (1923) 
2. The Nonconformist Moslems of Albania - Contemporary Review, London, 127 (1925) 
3. The Basil-cake of the Greek New Year - Folk-Lore, 38 (1927) 
4. Minorities in Serbian Macedonia - The Fortnightly Review, 125 (June 1929)
5. An Unknown Turkish Shrine in Western Macedonia - the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, April 1929, p.289-296. 
6. Physiological Paternity and Belated Birth in Albanian - Man, London 32 (1932) 
7. Bride-price in Albania. A Homeric Parallel - Man, London, 33 (1933) 
8. An Albanian Ballad on the Assassination in 1389 of Sultan Murad I on Kosovo Plain - Gaster anniversary volume (Taylor's Foreign Press, London 1936)
9. An Historical Sketch of the Fluctuations of Lake Ostrovo in West Macedonia - the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol. 87, 4 (June 1936) 
10. The Archaeological History of Lake Ostrovo in West Macedonia - the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol. 88, 5 (Nov. 1936) 
11. Causes of the Fluctuation in Level of Lake Ostrovo. West Macedonia - from the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol. 90, 5 (Nov. 1937) 
12. The Gypsies of Albania - the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society (Third Series) 
13. Couvade in Albania - Man, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society London (Feb. 1939) 
14. Albanian Phrase Book - Source: Bland 1988. Published for Military Use
15. The Bust of Berat - Man, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society, London (1946) 
16. Oedipus Rex in Albania - Folk-Lore, 60 (1949) 
17. The First Cradle of an Albanian Child - Man, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society, London, 50 (1950) 
18. A Record of the Customary Law of the Albanian Tribes; Description of Family and Village Life...and Waging of Blood-feuds - The Unwritten Law in Albania (CUP, Cambridge 1954, reprint Hyperion Conn 1981) 
19. The Albanian Blood Feud - Law and Warfare, Studies in the Anthropology of Conflict - Paul Bohannan (ed.), American Museum Sourcebooks in Anthropology, Garden City, Natural History Press, 1967