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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Although I think that Blendi should have touched on some other topics as well, specially as it relates between Enver Hoxha, his wife and the aftermath that he left behind.
The story of the Stalinist Communist dictator of Albania, who reigned through terror and repression, and left a shocking legacy of death. 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.
Neither a street activist or intellectual; rather someone whose lack of firm position or activism made him seem like a prime neutral candidate for filling a key Party post at a time of internal division and strife. A noteworthy contribution to the history of communism in South Eastern Europe. There are no discussion topics fevzik this book yet. Statement published in the catalogue for the opening exhibition of this work at the National Gallery of Albania, Besoj se libri eshte shkruar ilbri nje stil te qarte dhe te llogjikshem.
Sign In Forgot password? He has refused to fly out of the Soviet Union and took a train to Austria before flying into Albania.
A very qualitative book. The Iron Fist of Albania is a detailed look at the man who ruled Albania for over forty years. 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.
See more of my book reviews on my blog, Stephanie Jane He achieved this through executing his political opponents, or imprisoning them for long periods, and by evicting their families from their homes to remote villages which were strictly controlled.
Interesting in fevzziu is the account of the Stalin-Hoxha relationship where the idea that Stalin had any interest in Albania especially prior to the split with Tito is challenged and interestingly the criticisms of Stalin by Hoxha around the time of the 20th Congress of the CPSU including an article in the Party daily by Hoxha which stated ‘Stalin made some mistakes which cost the Soviet peoples and the cause of socialism dearly’.
A very qualitative book.
Like Stalin, after gaining power Hoxha eliminated all his competition and ended all competition blenri power. Share your thoughts with other customers. The book covers his early life and evolution into the all powerful leader of Albania.
It leaves a lot uncertain and unanswered but probably gets ,ibri close as we are likely to to an examination of the man and his mind, it unravels some of the questions but still leaves a host of others the answers to which he took to the grave.
Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu
I remember reading and seeing a new glendi that was a design from decades ago. Please try again later. The only thing I can be amazed of him is his apparent love of books, which I can identify myself with.
The author summarises his goal as painting the portrait of a real person, of what Hoxha was really like 3without exaggeration, unjustified denigration or bias 9. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Read more Read less. In contrast Hoxha seems to have mobilised and united an entire country and applied Lenninist glendi in breaking bllendi 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.
This book, although very factual, is beautifully written, and reads like a gripping novel. La ripresa degli scambi commerciali italo-albanesi e il tentativo di normalizzare le relazioni politiche. A bunker in Southern Albania.
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Even up until his death inhis grip on power was strong and unquestioned. And the system he created survived him by some five years. Skip to main content.
Dec 14, Bledar rated it it was amazing.