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Albanien. Das Land der Skipetaren
Albania. The Land of the Skipetarians

Author(s): Hugo Bernatzik
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Keywords: Albania;
Summary/Abstract: If it were to my heart, I would begin this book with the words: It is untrue that Albania is a country full of robbers and dangers, ruled by an operetta king under the lictor's ax of the mighty Mediterranean, that it looks somehow like those Caucasian principalities that American film-kitsch wants to make us believe as the setting for the ever popular court intrigues. It is untrue that the Skipetarian population is divided into two classes, the urban proletariat of the intelligentsia, and all the rest of the rest, who scowl like astrologers in illustrated advertisements and handle the rifle with habitual determination. It is also untrue that forests and swamps are literally teeming with rare game, which European travel hunters, who are immortalized in the picture with their slain lions, could offer a welcome and easy change. So much is untrue that is being spread about this strange country and that is being used in Western ideas. TRUE IS MUCH MORE ... (this, the author is offering in his book)

  • Page Count: 80
  • Publication Year: 1930
  • Language: German