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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Interesting biography about such a strange part of history. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Hoxha, like he made his country, was quite isolated. To see what your friends thought of this book, please ilbri up.
At times the focus seemed to be almost exclusively on those who were persecuted, imprisoned or killed by Hoxha. Please try again later.
For anyone wanting to understand post-war Albania it is essential. Share your thoughts with other customers. It leaves a lot uncertain and unanswered but probably gets as close as we are likely to to an examination of the man and his mind, it unravels ,ibri of the questions but still leaves a host of others the answers to which he took to the grave.
It was disappointing to learn of underhand British interference and finances helping the Communist regime to establish itself as the war ended is there anywhere we haven’t helped to destroy?
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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 impose upon his forces an effective command structure which the allies recognised as highly effective.
That which did exist tended to suffer from a lack of bledi primary resource material and either sang the praises of heroic Comrade Hoxha or presented him as an arch demon. Musine Kokalari, Muza d’Albania. Still, if the purpose of the book was to individualise the suffering, to remind the world of these individuals, then it did so well. His eighty publications included thirteen volumes ffevziu memoirs. Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the European powers.
Well researched, detailed, powerful, compelling.
To ask blenri readers questions about Enver Hoxhaplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? Per mos tu humbur! Jun 26, Marko Jerina rated it really liked it. With a combination of self-criticism and clever delay tactics Hoxha was able to take the wind out of the oppositions sails before dividing and disposing of them in what was by then time honoured fashion and remained so for his reign.
Paranoia about enemies real and imagined seems to have dogged Envers rule with loyal friends and enemies dispatched in much the same fevzziu for deviations suspected or real, the trail of corpses is impressive as is their occasional rehabilitation, falling out of favour and rehabilitation along with exhumations and reburials according to their current status.
This interpretation may seem exaggerated for an ordinary politician, but Hoxha indeed rose to absolute power, and hxha system created by him survived beyond the end of his life for some years.
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Reading this book made it clearer to me why Albania has struggled economically, and to achieve a democratic form of government. He has written several books in Albanian.
It fevzi be nice if the book talked more about daily life in Albanian for an average Albanian of the time. It was portrayed as an agrarian country that used rather primitive technology. I remember reading and seeing a new tractor that was a design from decades ago.
He never trusted Kruschev or the Chinese let alone any Western country. 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 chronological nature of the book was often interrupted to discuss the aforementioned unknown Albanian politicians and their own rise and fall in the party; this resulted in a sometimes choppy read and leading me to forget what was happening prior to the sudden jump into a sub-plot-biography of some second rate Albanian politician.
Following official elections inhe began the systematic elimination of all rivals – torture, internment and execution became his trade-marks.
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However, by reading, it is assumed the reader knows something of the history of Albania and its characters. I understand that is a biography of Enver and he went until but Enver’s bio and his actions do not stop at that point.
Click here to sign up. Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. Gendered Legacies of Communist Albania: Read more Read less. Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Besoj se libri eshte shkruar ne nje stil te qarte dhe te llogjikshem. Want to Read saving…. Blendo many ways, Enver Hoxha was an unlikely leader. This is very welcome because you come across a lot of names.
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