"Moreover, you scorned our people, and compared the Albanese to sheep, and according to your custom think of us with insults. Nor have you shown yourself to have any knowledge of my race. Our elders were Epirotes, where this Pirro came from, whose force could scarcely support the Romans. This Pirro, who Taranto and many other places of Italy held back with armies. I do not have to speak for the Epiroti. They are very much stronger men than your Tarantini, a species of wet men who are born only to fish. If you want to say that Albania is part of Macedonia I would concede that a lot more of our ancestors were nobles who went as far as India under Alexander the Great and defeated all those peoples with incredible difficulty. From those men come these who you called sheep. But the nature of things is not changed. Why do your men run away in the faces of sheep?"
Letter from Skanderbeg to the Prince of Taranto ▬ Skanderbeg, October 31 1460

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A few days after our arrival in this village , Spiro Milio presented himself to Mavrocordato,with a corps of two hundred picked Chimariots,the most martial-looking men in the whole army.They are not to be distinguished from Albanians,their dress and language being perfectly similar;but though their religion is Greek,they do not understand one syllable of Greek.

J.Millingen (Memoirs of the affairs of Greece,London,1831,page.208-209)
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Area Handbook of Albania( Eugene K. Keefe. The American University, 1970, Page 55)


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Post by Arta » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:33 pm

They are strewn with the wreckage of dead Empires–past Powers–only the Albanian "goes on for ever."

- Edith Durham
"The men who marched to Babylon , Persia and India were the ancestors of the Albanians..."

- Wadham Peacock
"The true history of mankind will be written only when Albanians participate in it's writing."

-Maximilian Lambertz
"Gli Skipetarë sono un popolo che conserva intatte le tradizioni dei loro antenati, un popolo orgoglioso ed assettato di libertà"

- Pietro Tassini, ambasciatore della Repubblica di Venezia, nel 1455.
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"The Skipetarë are intact people who conserve the traditions of their ancestors, proud and tidy people of freedom "

- Peter Tassini, ambassador of the Republic of Venice, in 1455
I assure you they are Bismarcks — veritable Bismarcks. Some day they will demand, and Europe will have to give them what they ask !

A Christian Ottoman official speaking to Edith Durham about Albanians
.... Anon from the castle walls

The crescent banner falls,

And the crowd beholds instead,

Like a portent in the sky,

Iskander's banner fly,

The Black Eagle with double head.

And shouts ascend on high

.....'' Long live Scanderbeg.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Post by IllyrianLegend » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:09 pm

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Post by Hymniarber » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:42 pm

IllyrianLegend wrote:The images are gone here too..
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Disa prej imazheve kane skaduar ne host imageshack. Ato nuk mund te rekuperohen.
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