Kanuni i Lekë Dukagjinit = The Code of Lekë Dukagjini
Call Number949.65 D87k
Statement of ResponsibilityAlbanian text collected and arranged by Shtjefën Gjeçov ; translated, with an introduction by Leonard Fox.
Summary"The laws and customs included in the Kanun—or Code—of Lekë Dukagjini evolved over a period of many centuries, both before and after the lifetime of the historical personage to whom they are traditionally ascribed. Some may have actually originated among the Illyrians, the ancestors of the Albanians, while it is possible that others date back to remote antiquity—to a period before the vast migrations of the Indo-Europeans. Transmitted orally for generations, the laws of the Kanun served for more than five centuries as the foundation of social behavior and self-government for the clans of Northern Albania, even while the region was nominally under Turkish rule. The importance of the Kanun in the history of the Albanian people can scarcely be overestimated, and its precepts continue to exercise a very significant influence on Albanians living in Albania and Kosovë, as well as in other countries to which Albanians have emigrated." —Book jacket
Physical Description xx, 269 pages ; 29 cm
LanguageAlbanian, English, Translated from the Albanian by Lennard Fox.
PublisherNew York : Gjonlekaj Publishing Company