Prifti, Pirro (2023) THE HISTORICAL TRUTH OF THE GREAT RELIGIOUS DIVISION FROM ARBËR TO ALBANIANS. ALBANOLOGJIA International Journal of Albanology, 10 (19-20). pp. 216-221. ISSN 2545-4919

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To unravel the complex history of the Albanians, the so-called Pandora's Box has already been opened so as not to be closed until the truth is revealed. From the invasion of Albania by the Turkish empire in 1478 and until about 1660-1703, in addition to the military and political occupation, began to outline some new strata in the then population, strata of population that spoke Albanian or Albanian-speaking, because they were colonists who came from areas of the Turkish Empire, but Muslim, native converted to Islam with military-political positions and after them were converted en masse and peasants, but remained orthodox most of the Orthodox religion, either in the north of the Albanian lands or in the middle lands, and whether in the south. Thus, under Turkish pressure, which implemented the special anti-Arbëresh-Epirote strategy, at the end of the 17th century - beginning of the 18th century, there was a tragic spiritual and religious division of the Albanian�speaking population with all the consequences that are still felt today. due to religious and tradicional dichotomy. So, the problem of the unification of the Albanian lands and in general of the Albanian people is not so easy, but in the first place it requires some preconditions and clarification of the truth, no matter how difficult or easy it may seem. This fact can also be explained with the phrase of Faik Konica that he showed; "When I started the fight for the liberation of Albania twenty-five years ago, I remembered as a very young man that the problem was only a problem of nationality, that is, that if he managed to fully awaken the sense of nationality in the hearts of Albanians, the establishment of a free Albania, it was a finished job as soon as the opportunity arose. When I thought more, for fifteen years now, I realized that the problem of Albania rather than national was a moral problem .. In other words this people in order to be saved, he needs, first of all, to be trained and to elevate his character, to soften and purify his heart..` Many, especially those of the type Koço Danaj, or the Albanian AK, or Kosovar self-determination, radicals seeking with pathos and rage the return of the past of `Jasha Padishah`, seek the unification of Albanian lands as if it were just a broken piece of crystal that can be easily glued.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2023 20:56
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