Author(s): Vehbi Miftari
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Albanian Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: History; “epical honor”; historical memory; literary discourse; facts; fiction;

Summary/Abstract: Art and litterature can help the writting of the history, as far as the history can stimulate the immaginative acts or fiction. “Telling” the collective “epical honor” in a discourse which is more literary than historical it is a metter of collective sensivity and of the ways how this collective sensitivity is expressed. Examples of this type of partcipation of literature in a process of writtng the history are well known from the ancian world to the nowdays, So far, Achilus has been known from the Omerus’ work. The Albanian national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti, so called Skanderbeg, has become well known by the Barleti’s work: History of Skanderbeg, more than from any other medieval cronics. Further, literary characters of Gjergj Fishta’s Lahuta e Malcis have a strong relationship with a real life. This relationship of fiction with the facts, institutionalised in the osianic songs, has been carried in the contemporary literature.Our lecture analyzes this relationship between fiction and history in the work of albanian humanist: Marinus Barletius (Marin Barleti), History of Skanderbeg. The text has been written based on the “oral narrative” of the people who lived in the Skanderbeg’s epoche and it is the first book in Albanian culture which was written based in the memory of the people. . Barletius faces the facts (which has been tolld by those who were part of the ethnic pride) and fiction (which is authorial part of creating a literary discours in a text which aims to be nonfictional text). Formally, The History of Skanderbeg is chategorised as a history (even nominally), but being written based on the memory (memoire) of the people who lived in the Skanderbeg’s epoche and connecting facts with this “aral narrative”, the texts has been often identified as a text which connects the facts with the literary diescourse in a text with a dual character: hsitorical and literary.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 371-386
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Albanian