In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of. Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania: : Blendi Fevziu, Robert Elsie: Libri in altre lingue. I’m trying to learn more about Enver Hoxha and other. Despite the severity of Enver Hoxha’s regime as Albanian leader between 85, In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first.

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His selection as Communist Party leader was more fegziu to his lack of personal drive meaning that he hadn’t alienated any of the factions fighting for control, but once he got the nomination, there was no way he was going to relinquish power and maintained absolute control for forty-one years.

The first part of this statement is hard to challenge, given the mountain of evidence. An atypical bunker near Pogradec on Lake Ohrid. The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. Hoxha had little interest in politics until he found himself in it.

Once Upon a Time in Ksamil: Thanks for telling us about the problem. I would have liked more pictures in the book and a bit of knowledge about the history of Albania is recommended.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. On envsr launch a quarter century after Hoxha’s death, some Albanians burned original language copies of this biography in the streets because it dared to criticise their former leader even though he left their country technologically worse off than when he took power, with hundreds dead, thousands imprisoned or interned, and hundreds of thousands starving.

Lists with This Book. However, never once during my 14 day trip did I get the impression that Albania was any more than a simple Balkan country where people were poor but contented. Log In Sign Up. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Zog spent years trying to cajole waring factions into a functioning modern state with limited success. During this period, Albania became the last bastion of Stalinism in Europe. It is interesting to see how Hoxha was a beneficiary of the support of leading Albanian nationalists in his early years who helped him through an education he seemed to have no interest in then in finding employment he had little more time for. E vleresova autorin per bibliografine e shkruar dhe per faktin qe ai nuk lejonte qe te thoshte me shume se provat vertetonin sic ishte rasti i homoseksualitetit te pretenduar te Hoxhes.


Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading. Reading this book made it clearer to me why Albania has struggled economically, and to achieve a democratic form of government. Fevziu opened up a lot to know about Enver. Nor is it really clear from the book where or when Hoixha really developed his knowledge of Marxism-Lenninism – a yard stick with which he measured all other regimes and found them to be wanting.

Read more Read less. Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. In many ways, Enver Hoxha was an unlikely leader.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Although not published to be a country study, it would help western readers understand the country that was hidden by its own iron curtain. The story of the Stalinist Communist dictator of Albania, who reigned through terror and repression, and left a shocking legacy of death. What was know about Albania was little, too. Communist and post-communist biographies of mushroom-shaped bunkers in Albania.

Hoxha appeared from nowh The story of the Stalinist Communist dictator blenfi Albania, who reigned through terror and repression, fnver left a shocking legacy of death. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This excellent biography demonstrates that like Stalin and Hitler, Hoxha rose from a socially insignificant background.

I did find it difficult to keep track of who everybody was, especially during the early chapters when timelines frequently jumped around, but once the narrative settled into a more linear approach, identification became easier. A noteworthy contribution to the history of communism in South Eastern Europe. Most of my information about Albania were post-communist international media reports or the books of Ismail Kadare, as the most sources were in a language I do not know.

In contrast Hoxha seems to have mobilised and united an entire country and applied Lenninist glendi in breaking eggs to the extent that opposition became unthinkable, that and managing to fevzlu upon his forces an effective command structure which the allies recognised as highly effective. Details of Hoxha’s obsessive public relations campaign to present himself as he wanted to be seen and remembered are interestingly similar to celebrity and brand campaigns nowadays and it worked.


He is described as ‘manouver[ing] skillfully among the various communist leaders, gain[ing] their trust’ before eventually dispatching them often with a bullet in the style of his mentor Stalin.

Little serious scholarly study exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu glendi the first English- language biography of the dictator, drawing upon hitherto.

Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review That which did exist tended to suffer from a lack of reliable primary resource material and either sang the praises of heroic Comrade Hoxha or presented him as an arch demon.

Per mos tu humbur! Like Stalin, after gaining power Fevzuu eliminated all his competition and ended all competition for power. Blendi Fevziu ka lindur me 18 Maj Sign In or Create an Account. My thanks to I. Please try again later. This book is certainly an important contribution to the literature on Enver Hoxha and Albania under his rule. Group of people led from Hoxha used tactically the wave of rising ideology in Fwvziu Europe to establish and rnver to isolate 2 millions Albanians, and to punch down perspective of many more to come in later decades and further.

It is well known that Kadare is a well-known world-renowned creator, who in most of his works has dealt with different themes, but has never left behind the history of the Albanian people and u past suffering, as we have in most novels and stories of particular importance to his creativity. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Order by newest oldest recommendations. Adam Yamey writes about Albania in the context of its troubled history and its vibrant present. The chronological nature of the book was The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha.