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ASPEKTE TË STUDIMIT TË BALADËS POPULLORE SHQIPTARE
ASPECTS OF THE STUDY OF ALBANIAN PEOPLE BALLAD

Author(s): Sadri Fetiu
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: ASPECTS OF THE STUDY OF ALBANIAN ; PEOPLE BALLAD

Summary/Abstract: Albanian folk tradition recognizes our ballad song as painful or as old time songs. Judging by the accompanying music with aerofone instruments and dance, for which the authors of ancient Greek speak, Albanian ballad his predecessors may have had that in the period of Illyria, but its existence is proved in the Middle Ages, in the works of Marin Barletius .. Ballads as texts written before we find at Arbëresh of Italy in "Manuscript Kieutit" in 1737. The first researchers of ballads are: Vincenzo Dorsa and Dimiter Kamarda, which is the first to use naming Ballad. Foreign scholars, especially those of the Balkan countries, have ignored the mostly Albanian tradition, considering our ballad simply on loan from Greek poetry or Slavic epic that was particularly popular in the period of European romanticism. Except for the objective assessment of the epos and Albanian ballad does German scholar Maximilian Lambertz. In studies of Albanian authors it is concluded that ballad synthesizes internally its structure many of the characteristics of other types of folk creativity and so becomes a synthesis of their poetry values and folk. Themes and motives of ballads most prevalent within the Albanian space are studied in comparative aspects with neighboring people ballads of Balkan authors Q. Haxhihasani Z. Sako, A. Çetta, J. Panajoti, K. Luka, A. Papleka etc Are also studied the basic features of the ballad poetry, its symbolic functions, reports based on mythology, history, ethno-psyhology etc. as well as lyrical and dramatic ingredients in certain types of ballads. The ballad is featured in many collections of Albanian folklore, especially in the famous series "Visar Nation", but how special it is, can be found in other publications. Although so far it has been studied many aspects of characteristic features of our balad, we can conclude that its values are not yet lit so full. Deeper study of these issues will fill an emphasize gap in our folklore studies and will highlight the values of genuine poetic and folkolre of Albanian folk ballad.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 43
  • Page Range: 037-062
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Albanian