A War of Myths: Creation of the Founding Myth of Kosovo AlbaniansReport as inadecuate

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Contemporary issues : international journal for social sciences & humanities, Vol.4 No.1 December 2011. -

A distinctive Albanian character is present in shaping of Kosovo’s statehood. The official politics of history and identity diminish the importance of other ethnic communities and focuses on Albanian mythology, represented by mixture of contemporary and historical personalities, events, places and memories. Integrative and European-leaning from outside, Kosovo is more and more particular and Albanian from inside, leaving many doubts and uncertainties about the intercultural future of Europe’s newest state.

Kosovo; Albanians; founding myth; memory; identity politics

Author: Vedran Obućina - ; Politea: Association for Promotion of Social Sciences and New Media, Zagreb

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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