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Those, which went to parents and cousins of the killing, on behalf of the author and his house, the God peace attained, called one peace bringer bestari.

If the author without authorization for someone else exercised blood revenge, his house was burned and down-cleverly, the entire mobile fortune, as for instance furniture, grain, cattle was confiscated. Unintentional mutilating was measured with more indulgence. If a thief stole a cow, the owner had the right to take it back, where always it was found, also when someone the stolen cow bought. Despite this strange history the Albanian people could develop its own culture of the right.

The film relates a blood feud between two families in Northern Albania, focusing primarily on how the feud affects the children of one family. Background of the north Albanian way of life, in: Journal on moving communities. In the case of a death or blood revenge, it was forbidden exercising massacre by the author to the victim. However if adultery was stated that the sexual intercourse happened with agreement of the wife, then both paid for with own blood.

Shkelqim rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Public holidays Smoking Copyright law. The Albanian customary law did not make a large distinction between intentional and unintentional mutilating. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U. Elvira Dones ‘s Sworn Virgin [29] refers to Kanun and women’s practice of swearing celibacy in return to being accepted as men by all local villagers. The blood revenge is an aspect of a comprehensive juridical system, the customary law.


The revenge and feud, which similarities with those rules in the Kanun, were present also in the Germanic time. Before one began with the process, the oldest ones had an oath that they would not judge with underhandedly and party manners, and the fact that they will not rotate the rules of Kanun abusesbut a fair judgement after best knowledge and certain to fall.

Translated by Martin Camaj. One differentiated between injury of hospitality and the house right. It is interesting that the public weapon robbery for the robbing was a dishonor. Beginning with the time of the Gaul, Romans, Goths, the immigration of the Slaves in Illyria, the Macedonian empire, the Byzantine Kingdom, as well as Normans, Venice, Serbs, Ottoman realm, Austrian Hungarian realm, Italy, who successively on the Albanian areas prevailed, the Albanian people, the descendants of the Illyrians, could not lead continuously a national independent existence.

Kanuni I Lekë Dukagjinit: The Code of Lekë Dukagjini by Shtjefën Gjeçovi

Dugagjinut York University Press. If someone let himself in however with an engaged girl, then the family of the author stood in blood revenge with the family of the bridegroom. MedinaReads rated it did not like it Oct 02, View more global usage of this file. Lyra Goga rated it did not like it Aug 06, For the robbing the public weapon robbery was immediately also a shame.

Please enter your name here. Mimoza Ismajli rated it it was amazing Jan 30, X comes into the house of Y. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

After an execution of the blood revenge the author dorasi had to inform even the public and the family of the victim that he practiced blood revenge. Honoring injuries could dugaguinit be paid off by contributions of equipment.

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Kanun (Albania)

If an old resolution concerned a whole village or a trunk, the individual people judges oldest ones did not have the right to take the thing into the hand. Faut pas croire in French.

A certain group of persons were preserved by the blood revenge, like women, children, the priest, old and ill humans as well as kanunl patients. Edona Ibrahimi rated it it was ok Jan 30, In the Kanun a wound under peace, which was caused by the weapon, fell.

Kanyni M rated it it was amazing Apr 25, The Kanun knew two kinds of the peace vow: A mediator of the blood was that one, which himself endeavored kanuhi the house of the killing, he reconciled with the author. Also the Elders, which exercised their work as judges, had rights and obligations after the Kanun.

This Codex was at the same time the actual Albanian condition for many centuries up to the Second World War. Arbnesha Kryeziu Goga rated it did not like it Aug 07, While the Catholic Church in German criminal law history in the Middle Ages played a role, the Albanian customary law made a separation between Kanun and church.

The criminal law in the “Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini”

Elections Assembly Speaker Members Opposition. This includes historical material, literary and cultural as well as geographical, travel and tourism, etc. Michael Dunlap rated it it was amazing Oct 24, The habit standards are today really outdated. This case has to be understood, as injury of hospitality against someone: However, after the fall of communism, some communities have tried to rediscover the old traditions, but some of their parts have been lost, leading to fears of misinterpretation.

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