Experience a little known side of Kosovo and her people by discovering their Catholic past and present. In this guide, you'll find locations, visiting hours, driving instructions, Mass and Feast Day schedules for 33 of Kosovo's Catholic churches and sites. You'll find background on their 1,900 year history, beginning with the 2nd century Christian evangelizers and converts in the then-Roman province Illyricum. You'll find stories from present day parishioners, who openly share their heritage and faith. More than 80 photographs, along with diagrams and contributions from 17 of Kosovo's Catholics will make you feel you're already there. Well researched and organized, enhanced with historical and religious background, this guide is for pilgrims and general travelers alike, and even for those who might not ever get to Kosovo. You'll be fascinated and moved by Catholic Kosovo.
Nineteenth century medievalism is usually associated with Scott's world of Ivanhoe , but Romantic Medievalism argues that Scott's is a conservative use of the past and that radical poets such as the young Coleridge, Keats and Shelley used the medieval to critique and change, rather than validate, the present. These poets identified with the troubadour of courtly love, a disempowered figure often politically at odds with the establishment figure of the knight.
The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. In this theoretically and empirically vibrant portrait of a global phenomenon, Jana Arsovska examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called Albanian Mafia. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with victims, offenders, and law enforcement across ten countries, as well as court files and confidential intelligence reports, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime presents a comprehensive overview of the causes, codes of conduct, activities, migration, and structure of Albanian organized crime groups in the Balkans, Western Europe, and the United States. Paying particular attention to the dynamic relationships among culture, politics, and organized crime, the book develops a framework for understanding the global growth of the criminal underworld and provides a model for future comparative research.