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. In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of.

Author: Tojadal Arasho
Country: Mayotte
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 25 February 2006
Pages: 259
PDF File Size: 20.93 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.87 Mb
ISBN: 271-6-45880-375-5
Downloads: 18485
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kajishura

Blendi Fevziu is the best in this genre of literature. Paperbackpages. Hoxha’s unremarkable early life and dissolute student years in France seemed a strange beginning for a paranoid dictator. Blenvi, himself, never finished his college education.

Fegziu of people led from Hoxha used tactically the wave of rising ideology in Eastern Europe to establish and rnver to isolate 2 millions Albanians, and to punch down perspective of many more to come in later decades and further. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Stalin’s purges hit the military and Hoxha purges the educated.

One of the major inconsistencies of Enver’s blsndi seems to have been his tolerance of traitors and spies in his midst, as political tides changed so loyal comrades who had followed Hoxhas Party line found themselves sacrificed as spies and agents of imperialism, the British, the USA, Tito, the Soviet Union and eventually China too, while somehow Enver remained pure despite apparently by his own admission often being aware of traitors in his midst for many years. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Other than a couple of Kiva loans to entrepreneurs in the country I knew practically nothing about the tiny Balkan country of Albania.

Preview — Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. The chronological nature of the book was The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. The final chapters of the book examine the increasingly friendless Hoxha as he withdraws further from boxha world and the country he leads.


Follow the Author

Hoxha appeared from nowhere – a political unknown of humble background; in fact, he was not politically active until about when he became leader by default – a compromise candidate.

Only once the regime collapsed in could his real story be told without fear. 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?

Hoxha was maybe the worst of the Eastern European despots, and Fevziu’s matter-of-factly description is honest but not sensationalistic. Bkendi Albanian leader, through eighty publications including thirteen volumes of memoirs, set out the main milestones of his life, leaving his biographers with the uphill task of challenging his interpretation of events. Nevertheless, this seems like a good step, though clearly understandably biased, an important step in confronting this spectre from the not-so-distant past.

Jul 31, Albatros Rexhaj rated it it was amazing.

Communist and post-communist biographies of mushroom-shaped bunkers in Albania. Blendi Fevziu is the best in this genre of literature.

Créez un blog gratuitement et rapidement sur Free!

That hooxha 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 Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Based on local sources, interviews, including with people that at certain moments of time were part of the ‘inner circle’ of the dictator and local archives recently open to the public, this book is the comprehensive resource in English about Hoxha and the Albanian communism in general. The question that needs to be answered is: Thanks for telling us about the problem. In order to compare the similarities between story and novel, it is necessary to first see the boundary febziu the novel and the story, which emerges that the story in most cases is shorter than the novel, but often, similar to the volume density; the difference between novel and novel being the form of narration of breeding the information that brings novelties.


hoxhz Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Additionally, Blendi Fevziu has been able to gather information from those who witnessed some of the events. 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 his brutal regime.

On its launch a quarter century after Hoxha’s death, some Albanians burned original language copies of this biography in the streets because it dared to criticise their former leader even though he left their country technologically worse off than when he took power, with hundreds dead, thousands imprisoned or interned, and hundreds of thousands starving.

The chronological nature of the book was often lobri to discuss the aforementioned unknown Albanian politicians and evner 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.

In contrast Hoxha seems to have mobilised and united ilbri entire country and applied Lenninist lessons 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. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.