Albania Past and Present

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Page 191 - The Arnaouts, or Albanese, struck me forcibly by their resemblance to the Highlanders of Scotland in dress, figure, and manner of living. Their very mountains seemed Caledonian with a kinder climate. The kilt, though white ; the spare, active form; their dialect, Celtic in its sound; and their hardy habits; all carried me back to Morven.
Page 251 - It deals mainly with comparative government and undertakes to show what the heritage and genius of the principal peoples lately engaged in the World War have meant in the shaping of contemporary political institutions and ideas. It seeks also to describe the great changes wrought in governmental organization and procedure during the war, and to point out the major political problems that remain for settlement during the early years of peace.
Page 163 - Albania, do solemnly proclaim, in accordance with the orders of His Majesty, King Victor Emmanuel, the unity and independence of the whole of Albania, under the shield and protection of the Italian Kingdom.
Page 89 - The ambassadors have recommended to their governments, and the latter have accepted, the principle of Albanian autonomy, together with a provision guaranteeing to Serbia commercial access to the Adriatic. The six governments have agreed in principle on these two points.
Page 230 - Nation], with the proceeds of his own manual labor — he was a factory worker at that time because of his ignorance of the English language—and with some voluntary contributions made by a handful of Albanians. The people to whom he sent the newspaper, gratis at the beginning, wondered what it was for; they not only had never seen an Albanian newspaper, but also they were entirely illiterate.
Page 251 - Cloth, 8°, $2.50 In this new volume Professors Ogg and Beard give us a fuller realization of the bearings of governmental organization and practice upon public well-being, a better knowledge of the political experience and problems of other peoples, and a new enthusiasm for national and international reconstruction on lines such as will conserve the dearly bought gains of the recent conflict. In dealing, as it does, mainly with a comparative exposition of political institutions, ideals and practices...
Page 3 - C^ekrezi in 1919, that the Albanians are the most ancient race in southeastern Europe. All indications point to the fact that they are the descendants of the earliest Aryan immigrants who were represented in historical times by the kindred Illyrians, Macedonians and Epirots. Those 'earliest Aryan immigrants...
Page viii - The determination with which this remarkable race has maintained its mountain strongholds through a long series of ages has hitherto met with scant appreciation in the outside world
Page 230 - Albanian newspaper, but also they were entirely illiterate. Consequently Mr. Petsi, who was at the same time editor, publisher, manager and printer, was obliged to go and explain in person what that shabby sheet of paper was meant to be.

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