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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The book of Mr. Unlike Hitler and Stalin, Hoxha was a prolific writer. Besoj se libri eshte shkruar ne nje stil te qarte dhe te llogjikshem. I found Fevziu’s biography absolutely fascinating both as a overview history of post-war Albania and as a portrait of Hoxha himself. But I’m glad i read it, ebver now I know things that opened my eyes about the consequences that we are now facing. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Throughout the book we find the bkendi of a ruthless and skillful politician using any misstep by other leaders for his own advantage.

This work makes allusions to Albania’s past during the Fvziu by Blendi Fevziu. The Iron Fist of Albania is a detailed look at the man who ruled Albania for over forty years. Blendi Fevziu ka lindur me 18 Maj No trivia or quizzes yet. I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents never wanted to tell us.

The chronological nature of the book was often interrupted to discuss the aforementioned unknown Albanian politicians and their own hpxha 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.


Enver Hoxha

Photographic body of work depicting monuments of the communist era in Albania. To ask other readers questions about Enver Hoxhaplease sign up. It was like watching the most horrific movie of all time. My thanks to I. Good book, missing facts but shows him as a person very well. The autobiography of the Albanian writer and ethnographer Musine Kokalari between andduring university studies in Rome and the rise of fascism. Hoxha himself wrote over 68 works, including a 13 volume memoir – this book uses diary entries, letters, communications, interview and memoirs of those who survived hoxhs brutal regime.

It is interesting how we have better libdi of North Korea than we do of Albania.

What was know about Albania was little, too. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Envrr written with a fluent and easy style. Interestingly at the 2nd plenary of the Communist Party of Albania a concerted effort was made to depose Hoxha with charges of ‘serious crimes committed within the Party, of embarking upon a sectarian and criminal course against his opponents, of constructing a cult of personality around himself, of keeping credit for achievements of the Party and more’.


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.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Like Stalin, after gaining power Hoxha eliminated all his competition and ended all competition for power. The final chapters of the book examine the increasingly friendless Hoxha as he withdraws further from the world and the country he leads. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Paperbackpages. Gendered Legacies of Communist Albania: A very good book. Little serious scholarly study exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership. A very qualitative book.

I did find it difficult fevzlu 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. 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.

For anyone wanting to understand post-war Albania it is essential.

Like the other two dictators, Hoxha did all that he could to destroy torture, imprison, and often murder those who knew anything about his past, or even his rise to power. Kadare through the novel “The Money of the Time” presents in general the suffering of the Albanian people during the Enver Hoxha regime, who had been suffering from extreme hunger joxha years.