Hobhouse in 1809: Albanians the only in the region with ethnic and non-religious feelings

Hobhouse in 1809: Albanians the only in the region with ethnic and non-religious feelings

 The scholar Daut Dauti on his Facebook profile published an interesting unknown fact for most Albanians.

He mentioned the visit by Lord Byronin Broughtoni Lord had made 1809 in Albania and other Balkan regions. According to him, the Albanians were the only ones in the region that have national feeling, and denied that religious.

"John Cameron Hobhouse, also known by the name Lord Broughton, along with Lord Byronin, in 1809 visited Albania and other Balkan countries. Hobhouse noticed a wonder among the Balkan peoples. All Balkan people but Albanians, were declared by religious affiliation. In other words, Hobhouse noted that only Albanians had developed a sense of ethnicity or national and ignored the religion. On this issue in his book (Travels in Albania and other provinces of Turkey in 1809 & 1810) Hobhouse writes: "It is true that Christians, who will be called Albanians, are very rare and generally not distinguished from Albanian Muslims . They carry weapons and many of them have entered the service of Ali Pasha and do not differ in any way from other soldiers. Among all these people there is a spirit of independence and love for their country and to a large extent this creates a profound difference seen in parts of the Ottoman Empire between those who belong to two religions; when you ask residents of other provinces who are, they say 'we are Turkish' or 'we are Christians', but the man of this place answers: "I am Albanian,'" wrote Dauti..

Hobhouse in 1809: Albanians the only in the region with ethnic and non-religious feelings Hobhouse in 1809: Albanians the only in the region with ethnic and non-religious feelings Saturday, January 14, 2017 Rating: 5
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