Albania: country, language, and culture II


Teaching Staff: Bobolis Petros
Course Code: YE-9601
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: Any Spring
ECTS: 2
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Not Available
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Short Description:

In this course we consider central aspects of earlier Albanian law culture: 

the history of Albanian customs and traditions in the North and South of the country,

with particular focus on unwritten codes (customary law).

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the following aims will be completed:

 

  • Familiarization with the customs and traditions of Albanian populations
  • Contact with the history of the legal civilization of Albania in its early phase
  • Acquaintance with the traditional Albanian society
  • Approach of the mentality of the neighbouring Albanian population

 

Learning outcome: Contacting and familiarizing students with the culture, traditions and society of the neighboring Balkan state, which will contribute to the understanding of this people's mentality and will lead to the approval of diversity.

Syllabus:

Week 1: The geographical context and the outline of the Registered Law.

 

Week 2: The Albanian home and the Albanian household.

 

Week 3: The leader of the house and the position of women.

 

Week 4: The separation of the brothers.

 

Week 5: Roads / Borders

 

Week 6: Shepherd  and the law of the dog.

 

Week 7: Bajaractars / Elders.

 

Week 8: The administration of justice / General assemblies.

 

Week 9: The Oath

 

Week 10: Witnesses and verdict

 

Week 11: : Theft as a crime

 

Week 12: Fear within the family

 

Week 13:Venteta

Suggested Bibliography:

-MargaretHasluck,Ο άγραφος νόμος στην Αλβανία, Εκδόσεις ΙΣΝΑΦΙ ,Ιωάννινα 2003(Μτφ Π. και Ε.Χατζηπαυλή/Επιμέλεια Ηλ.Σκουλίδας)

-Durham M.Edith,HighAlbania,Arno Press and New York Times 1971(1909)

-PichlerRobert,Ανοικτές ή κλειστές:Τοπεριβάλλον,η οικονομία και η κοινωνική οργάνωση των ορεινών κοινοτήτων στη βόρεια και νότια Αλβανία κατά το πρώτο μισό του 20ουαιώνα,στο Νιτσιάκος Β.-Κασίμης Χ.(επιμέλεια),Ο ορεινός χώρος της Βαλκανικής.Συγκρότηση και Μετασχηματισμοί,Πλέθρον,Αθήνα 2000 ,σελ.79-95.

Teaching Methods:

Face to face: Use of audiovisual means and maps.

Provision of copies of scientific and journalistic articles as

well as topics for student preparation and mutual speculation

for the next week class.

New Technologies:

Use of ICT in teaching

Evaluation Methods:

Oral examination or project presented before the rest of the students,

there are comments and notes and then are graded.


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