: Kanuni I Leke Dukagjinit: The Code of Leke Dukagjini ( ): Leke Dukagjini, Shtjefen Gjecov, Leonard Fox: Books. DE – Das Strafrecht im “Kanun von Lekë Dukagjini” – Das albanische The sources of the customary law of the Albanians are: Kanuni i. Kanuni I Lekë Dukagjinit has 49 ratings and 2 reviews. Amy said: I read this for research, and it was so helpful! Which is excellent, since it was also q.

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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.

Kaunni between the adults on the one hand and the children on the other hand, were treated differently. After 24 years resistance of the Albanians under guidance of Gjergj Katrioti against the Ottoman realm, the Albanian became a part of areas of the Ottoman realm from the Middle Ages to 20 Century.

Please enter your comment! While the Dukabjinit Church in German criminal law history in the Middle Ages played a role, the Albanian customary law made a separation between Kanun and church.

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Albanian tribes from the Dibra region known as the “Tigers of Dibra” governed themselves according to the Law of Skanderbeg, dukagkinit after a fifteenth century warrior who fought the Ottomans.


It was first codified in the 15th century but the use of it has been outspread much earlier in time.

In the case of a death or blood revenge, it was forbidden exercising massacre by the author to the victim.

The criminal law in the “Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini” |

However if the promised killed the enemy before the period of the armistice ran off, then revenge for the hurt vow was incumbent on to take to the vow receiver i. If he was dishonored, this was the heaviest injury of the honor dhkagjinit a man. The retaliation came to the course, if someone were damaged by stealing at the fortune. Our Lady of Shkodra It is an icon from 5-th century. As a court, it was considered the advice of the oldest ones Kanuni i pleqnis. On the other hand under unintentional negligent mutilating, one understood those by coincidence and without intention added wound.

If the house of the killing did not grant the village peace for the family of the author, the author with its house members had to remain enclosed, it stepped a kind of house arrest, house prison. The woman remained exempted from blood revenge. By mutilating one understands a separating or the injury of any part of the body. The Kanun plays a major role ldk the Belgian movie Dossier K.

Aeschylus, this big loser[27] where loser refers to the great number of tragedies that were lost from Aeschylusthere are evident similarities between the kanun and the vendetta [22] customs in all dukagjini Mediterranean countries.

In addition, on the other hand beautiful things are present, on which one is pride, like hospitality, Besa etc. Public domain Public domain false false.


Return to Book Page. Diellona rated it it was amazing Apr 22, The oldest ones and the outstanding and reasonable men of the place determined the period for the payment of the money for the blood.

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Kanuni I Lekë Dukagjinit: The Code of Lekë Dukagjini

Skerdi rated it liked it Jun 26, Rayman rated it it was amazing Aug 17, 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.

The Crescent and the Eagle: Furthermore, if someone did not want to add himself to the impartial verdict, the oldest ones could meet the whole village. Michael Dunlap rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Illyrian Albanian research, volume I, Munich and Leipzig For this injury of the goods of the soul there was neither grace still another possibility, whereby they could be settled with fine.

While the German criminal jurisdiction developed from customary law to the positive right, which is Albanian customary law, today still, remained alive in north Albania parallel with the Albanian positive right as for instance the blood revenge.