Albanian History

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Albanian History

Various aspects of Albanian society, mostly during the period of the construction of Socialism.

General information

History of Albania – a brief survey, Kristo Frasheri, no publisher, Tirana, 1964, 344 pages. This provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Albania from prehistoric times up to the early days of Socialist construction in the mid-1960s. Version in Russian.

Answers to questions about Albania, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1969, 445 pages. General information about the People’s Republic of Albania on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of its foundation.

Tourist guide book of Albania, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1969, 160 pages.

Our Friends Ask, Harilla Papajorgji, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1970, 191 pages. Answers to questions about the difficulties in building Socialism in the early days of the Revolution in Albania.

Albania – General Information, supplement to New Albania, Tirana, 1976, 66 pages. Statistical and political information about Albania as it stood in 1976.

An Outline of the Peoples Socialist Republic of Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1978, 80 pages. A description of Albania, its geography, history and culture.

Albania – General Information, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1984, 293 pages.

Tirana, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1990, 80 pages. In German. Interesting in that it was probably one of the last photo albums produced about the city before things fell apart in the next couple of years.

Anti-Fascist National Liberation War

Rilindja Kombetare Shqiptare – Albanian National Resistance, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1962, 120 pages. The history of Albanian Resistance to foreign invasion from the earliest times to the National Liberation War 1939-44. Text in Albanian, Russian, French and English.

Steeled in the Heat of Battle, Lefter Kasneci, A Brief Survey of the History of the National Liberation War of the Albanian People, (1941-1944), Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1966, 128 pages.

The National Conference of Studies on the Anti-fascist National Liberation War of the Albanian People, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1975, 201 pages. The conference was organised by The Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies and Tirana University and took place in Tirana in November, 1974.

Epic of the anti-fascist national-liberation war of the Albanian people 1939-1944, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1980, 251 pages.

The National Liberation Struggle of the Albanian People, Committee for Cultural Relations and Friendship with Foreign Countries, Tirana, ND, 185 pages. A pictorial history of the struggle of the Albanian people against Italian and German Fascism during the National War of Liberation, April 1939 to November 1944. Text in Russian, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

Women

Problems of the struggle for the complete emancipation of women, State University of Tirana, The Political Book Publishing House, Tirana, 1973, 284 pages. A selection of articles produced by the State University, Tirana, on the issues related to the emancipation of women.

The Albanian Woman – a great force of The Revolution, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1978, 100 pages. One of the great achievements of the Socialist Revolution in Albania is the enhancement of the role of the woman as an active force equal with man in the construction of the new society.

The 9th Congress of the Women’s Union of Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1983, 97 pages. From June 1- 3, 1983, following the historical decisions of the 8th Congress of the PLA, the 9th Congress of the Women’s Union of Albania held its proceedings in the city of Durres.

Youth

7th Congress of the Labour Youth Union of Albania, Elbasan 26-29 September 1977, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1978, 83 pages.

Trade Unions

Years of struggle and victories – Trade Unions of Albania, Published by the Central Council of the Trade Unions of Albania, Tirana, 1971, 44 pages.

Articles taken from magazine Puna, Published by the Central Council of Albanian Trade Unions, Tirana, 1981, 43 pages.

International Relations

From the Annals of British Diplomacy, The Anti-Albanian plans of Great Britain during the Second World War according to Foreign Office Documents of 1939-44, Arben Puto, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1981, 232 pages.

Economy and Socialist Construction

Albania on the path to Socialism, Tirana, 1954. Although the text is in Russian this book is reproduced here for the interest readers might have in the photographs.

Flowering Albania, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1964, 130 pages. An illustrated album on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Liberation of the country. In Albanian and French.

Everything for the People, Naim Frashëri Publishing House, Tirana, 1973, 23 pages. Living and working conditions of the Albanian people during the years of Socialism.

National Conference on Problems of the Development of the Economy, On problems of the Development of the Economy in the 7th Five-year Plan, 11-12th April, 1983, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1981, 273 pages.

Agriculture in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1982, 135 pages. In Albanian but useful for the photographs to get an idea of industrialised agriculture – something which is hard to find in most parts of the country now.

Albania constructs socialism relying on its own forces, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1982, 76 pages. The exhibition of the economic and cultural development in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania. In Albanian and English.

Ushtria jone Popullore – Our People’s Army, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1983, 180 pages. On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of its formation. In Albanian.

The History of Socialist Construction in Albania, 1944-1975, The Academy of Sciences of the PSR of Albania, The Institute of History, Tirana, 1983. In two parts. Part 1, 206 pages. Part 2, 139 pages.

40 Years of Socialist Albania, 8 Nëntori Publishing House, Tirana, 1984, 162 pages. A book in both Albanian and English, published in 1984, to commemorate the previous forty years of the construction of Socialism.

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