The politics of religious dualism: Naim Frashëri and his elective affinity to religion in the course of 19th-century Albanian activism

@article{Doja2013ThePO,
  title={The politics of religious dualism: Naim Frash{\"e}ri and his elective affinity to religion in the course of 19th-century Albanian activism},
  author={Albert Doja},
  journal={Social Compass},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={115 - 133}
}
  • A. Doja
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • Social Compass
In standard Albanian studies and Western scholarship, including both the work of religious and political activists and that of less ‘interested’ lay people, historical and textual fact-finding efforts have only confirmed and indeed perpetuated the myth that the thinking of Naim Frashëri was formed and dominated by Bektashism and that his ‘Albanianism’ had a Bektashi foundation. The author intends to scrutinize and disprove this analysis, arguing that while Frashëri’s thinking did indeed have a… 

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