A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History by Robert ElsieA Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History by Robert Elsie

A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History

EditorRobert Elsie

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

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The history of Albania includes some memorable characters – from the legendary Albanian hero Scanderbeg to the glamorous Queen Geraldine. Robert Elsie's extensively researched Biographical Dictionary of Albania History provides fascinating and comprehensible information on over 700 Albanian and Albania-related historical figures, from ancient times, via the centuries of Ottoman rule to the end of the twentieth century. All notable historical and political figures - from the Kings of Illyria to Enver Hoxha – are included as well as leading figures of culture and the arts – from Marin Barleti to Faik Konitza. Elsie also records visitors who had intimate ties with Albania – a host of scholars, politicians, military figures and travellers including Lord Byron, Benjamin Disraeli, Edward Lear, Aubrey Herbert, Edith Durham and Rose Wilder Lane. Introducing the reader to a cast of colourful characters, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of this pivotal Balkan state.

Robert Elsie is a leading specialist in Albanian studies. He writes extensively, mainly on Albanian culture and history. His publications include Albanian Literature: A Short History (I.B.Tauris); Edward Lear in Albania: Journals of a Landscape Painter in the Balkans (edited with Bejtullah Destani, I.B.Tauris) and Songs of the Frontie...
Title:A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 10.8 × 6.38 × 1.97 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1780764316

ISBN - 13:9781780764313


Table of Contents

Introduction * Entries (A-Z) * Glossary of Place Names * Bibliography