Mark Krasniqi

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Mark Krasniqi
Mark Krasniqi.jpg
Born (1920-10-19)October 19, 1920
Peć, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died August 28, 2015(2015-08-28) (aged 94)
Pristina, Kosovo
Occupation Ethnographer, Publicist, Poet, Politician
Nationality Albanian
Notable works

Lugu i Baranit 1983

Gjurme e Gjurmie 1974

Mark Krasniqi (October 9, 1920 – August 28, 2015) was a Kosovo Albanian ethnographer, publicist, writer, and translator. He was born on October 19, 1920 in near Peć, in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. He finished elementary school in Peć in the Serbian language and due to his Catholic background attended the Catholic high school in Prizren, being one of few Albanians among mostly Croatians and Slovenes, finishing in 1941. After high school, he studied literature at the University of Padova, Italy and after World War II he studied geography and ethnography at the University of Belgrade. Krasniqi was a contributor to the Rilindja newspaper since 1945 in Prizren. After writing an article related to Marije Shllaku, he was accused of overpassing the nationalistic boundaries and his scholarship got cancelled.[1] Despite that, he graduated in 1950.[2][3]

After his graduation, until the end of 1961, he worked in the Ethnographical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, being one of few ethnic Albanians to receive a membership in that Academy. Since 1961 he lectured at the University of Pristina (now Universiteti i Prishtinës); he was also a member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo.[2][4] Krasniqi earned his PhD in the University of Ljubljana in 1960. He published various studies and scientific books on ethnography and geography as well as textbooks.[2] He was most widely known as a writer, especially for his poetry for children.

Krasniqi was a member of the Assembly of Kosovo during the legislatures of 2001-2004, 2004-2007, and 2007-2010 representing Albanian Christian Democratic Party of Kosovo, part of respectively LDK, LDK, and LDD parliamentary groups.[5] He has also served as President of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, Dean at the Faculty of Law and Economics, President of Albanian Christian Democratic Party (PSHDK), and First Head of the Association of Writers of Kosovo.[5] Beside Albanian and Serbo-Croatian he was fluent in Italian.

Publications[edit]

Scientific studies[edit]

Textbooks[edit]

  • Economical geography (Albanian: Gjeografia ekonomike : enti i teksteve dhe i mjeteve mësimore i Krahinës Socialiste Autonome të Kosovës), permanent faculty text, 1985 (4th edition, previous three in Serbian)
  • Geography of Yugoslavia, high school text, 1975, publisher: "Enti i teksteve dhe mjeteve mesimore i Krahinës Socialiste Autonome të Kosovës", OCLC 255896663
  • Geography for elementary school, VIII grade, 3rd edition, 1978

Publicistics[edit]

  • Positioning and reactions (Albanian: Qëndrime e reagime), publisher: Ars poetica, Prishtina, 1995, OCLC 635691315
  • Kosovo today: detailed report presented to the Belgian Senate, 1992, Bruxelles, in German and English, OCLC 500191038
  • Endeavors for Kosovo (Albanian: Përpjekje për Kosovën), 2002, publisher: Albanian Christian Democratic Party of Kosovo, Prishtina, OCLC 500189873

Poetry[edit]

  • "Grandpa's tales" (Albanian: "Përrallat e gjyshit"), 1953, publisher: "Mustafa Bakija", Prishtina, OCLC 40093006
  • "First light" (Albanian: "Drita e parë"), 1956
  • "Ordered mail" (Albanian: "Posta e porositur"), 1959, publisher: Rilindja, Prishtina, OCLC 320079155
  • "Illiterate rabbit" (Albanian: "Lepuri analfabet"), 1974
  • "Mountain postman" (Albanian: "Postieri i maleve"), 1984, publisher: Rilindja, Prishtina, OCLC 500047749 (Drita M Jovanović as co-author)
  • "Time's echo" (Albanian: "Jehona e kohës"), 1972, publisher: Shtëpia botuese "Naim Frashëri", Tirana, OCLC 13445098
  • "Beetle's tower" (Albanian: "Kulla e buburrecit"), 1989, publisher: Rilindja, Prishtina, OCLC 441007180
  • "Snowhite" (Albanian: Borëbardha) (adaptation), 1956
  • "Selected poetry for children" (Albanian: "Vjersha të zgjedhura për fëmijë"), 1998

Translations[edit]

As co-translator[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Children's poetry of Mark Krasniqi: monographic study (Albanian: Poezia për fëmijë e Mark Krasniqit : studim monografik), Anton Berisha, publisher: "Faik Konica", Prishtina, 2002, ISBN 9789951060004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Krasniqi: Pesha e viteve të mia është peshë e popullit tim [Mark Krasniqi: Weight of my age is weight of my people] (in Albanian), Gazeta Telegrafi, retrieved 2013-12-02 
  2. ^ a b c Elsie, Robert (2004). Historical dictionary of Kosova. Scarecrow Press. p. 103. ISBN 0-8108-5309-4. 
  3. ^ "SEEbiz.eu / RS / Umro kosovski etnograf, pisac i političar Mark Krasniqi". seebiz.eu. 
  4. ^ "Mark Krasniqi - Anëtarët e rregullt dhe korrespondent - Akademia e Shkencave dhe e Arteve e Kosovës (ASHAK)". Akademia e Shkencave dhe e Arteve e Kosovs (ASHAK). 
  5. ^ a b "Republic of Kosovo - Assembly - Members". kuvendikosoves.org.