Our Woman in Albania
The Life of Margaret Hasluck, Scholar and Spy
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Our Woman in Albania by Margaret Hasluck
Book DescriptionMargaret Hasluck was a classical scholar whose passionate intellectual and personal interest in the Balkans was first kindled when she won a scholarship to the British School in Athens before World War I. Hasluck lived in Albania for nearly twenty years until the country was occupied by Italy in 1939 and she was forced into exile. During her time in Albania she travelled widely in the Balkans and published a number of works about various aspects of Albanian politics and culture, from traditional folklore to non-conformist Islam. With the start of World War II, she was employed by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and as a result of her detailed knowledge of the Balkans she was appointed adviser on Albanian Affairs from February 1942, a post she held until 1944. "Our Woman in Albania" includes many colourful and original observations and accounts of all aspects of Albanian life, both ancient and modern, examining Homeric parallels with Albanian marriage and kingship traditions, the treatment of minorities within the region and the language requirements of the military during the World War II. It is a historically significant and valuable resource for anyone with an interest in the dramatic history of this fascinating region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845115395
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Hasluck
Unwritten Law in Albania, Paperback (December 2015)» View all books by Margaret Hasluck
Originally published posthumously in 1954, this book presents a study of the unwritten law of the Albanian mountain tribes.
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Author Biography - Margaret Hasluck
Margaret Hasluck (nee Hardie) was born in Aberdeen in 1885 and read Classics at the universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge. She lived in Albania for thirteen years until 1939 and during the war she worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Her many publications include The Unwritten Law in Albania and an edited collection of her husband's papers, Christianity and Islam Under the Sultans.
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