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Works of historians[edit]

Published in 21st century[edit]

  • Studia Albanica. Académie des sciences de la République Populaire d'Albanie, Institut d'histoire, Institut de linguistique et littérature. 2005. p. 97. The abovementioned Serbian thesis has never been substantiated with documents and facts, because in whole Latin's, Greek's and Ottoman's documentation or in the biography of Scanderbeg, nowhere it isn't induced, that Scanderbeg comes from Serbian origin. 

Published before 21st century[edit]

Works of authors who are not historians[edit]

Published in 21st century[edit]

  • Ana S. Trbovich (2008). A legal geography of Yugoslavia's disintegration. Oxford Univ Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-19-533343-5. Retrieved 2 August 2013. Unlike other European nations, Albanian can not recall a tradition of statehood steeming from the Middle Ages. Albanian national pride instead centers on George Castrioti (Gjergj Kastrioti) Skanderbeg (1405—1468) of Serbian-Greek-Albanian origin... 
  • Černý, Adolf (2007). Slovanský přehled (in German). Knihtiskárna F. Šimáček. p. 48. Skanderbeg und seine Kampfgenossen Serben waren und serbisch sprachen 
  • Dželetović, Pavle (2003), Poreklo Arbanasa (in Serbian), Belgrade: Glas javnosti, archived from the original on 24 April 2012, retrieved 24 April 2012, Kastriot zvani Skenderbeg kako u srpskim tako i u latinskim i italijanski poveljama, bio je ne samo srpskog porekla, već je, kako u memoarima Despota Musakija stoji: "Jer je u Arbaniji bio ušao Skenderbeg čovek valjan i od prirode Srbin, čije su vrline bile takve, da je bio poštovan ne samo od Arbanasa, već i od svakog drugog naroda:"Skenderbegov deda Pavle Kastriot, bio je gospodar jednog malog dela u Maći u kojoj žive Miriditi. 
  • Resulli Burović, Kaplan (2003), The Albanian Racism Towards its Neighbours is Based on Historical Falsifications, Canada: United Macedonians Organization of Canada, Lets mention, as well, at this opportune time only Georgi Kastriot Skenderbeg, of an undeniable Slavic ancestry.. 
  • Velikonja, Mitja (2003). Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Texas A&M University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-60344-724-9. ... the Albanian national hero is said to have been ”semi-Serb”... 
  • Thomas Fleming (2002). Montenegro: the divided land. Rockford Institute. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-9619364-9-5. Retrieved 2 August 2013. ...George Castriotis "Skenderbeg," the Serbian-Albanian hero... 
  • Gaćinović, Radoslav Đ (2002), Nasilje u Jugoslaviji, Evro, ISBN 9788650501092, Нэихов највеЬи јунак Ъура^ Кастриот (Вегй Казйпоп), односно Скендербег, српског је порекла и са Србима ]е заједно ратовао против Турака. Велики део сада- пнье Албани)е био је насел>ен Србима. 
  • Alpion, Gëzim I., "The Balkan appropriation of Mother Teresa", Mother Teresa: saint or celebrity?, New York: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-39246-2, retrieved April 4, 2011, So for instance, according to uncorroborated speculations, Skanderbeg's family allegedly had a "foreign" connection. Even if such "alien" link prove to be true, this would not make him less Albanian, and it certainly does not prove that he was a "Slav" - Macedonian, Serb, Bulgarian - as some Balkan scholars and politicians hypothesize. 

Published before 21st century[edit]

  • Sansovino, Francesco (1582), Historia vniuersale dell'origine et imperio dé Turchi. (in Italian), Venice: Presso Altobello Salicato, ...Scanderheclt huomo valoroso della persona , ilquale essendo per natione Seruiano,... 
  • Hobbes, Thomas (1996) [1651], Richard Tuck, ed., Leviathan, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. lxxxix, ISBN 9780521567978, OCLC 34474353, Skanderbeg (Iskander Bey, 1403-68). A Serbian who rose to power as a general of the Sultan of Constantinople, ... 
  • Lukin-Lazić, Simo (1895), Kratka povjesnica Srba (in Serbian), Zagreb: Štamparija Karla Albrehta, p. 78, У исто ово доба на мутноме небу српском (Serbian sky) засја необичним сјајем нова једна звијезда, која обасја великим надом сав хришћански свијет. То бјеше: Ђурађ Кастриотић Скендербег, господар Арбаније, највећи јунак, најславнији витезсвога доба. Прађед Ђурђев звао се Бранило и био је велики властелин српски (serbian lord). За владе последњег Немањића, цара Уроша V, Бранило је био управник Канине, а касније његов син Константин Браниловић постаде управник Полога. Још касније, Константинов син Иван иостаде господар цијеле Маће у Арбанији, па ту у Маћи овај Иван Браниловић и жена му Војислава родише око године 1403. сина Ђурђа, који се касније прозва Кастриотић Скендербег....Са ових врлина пронијело се име Ђурђа Кастриотића по цијелом тадањем свијету. И моћни владаоци и убоги сиромаси бјеху упрли очи у овога великога Србина (great Serb) и од њега се тад надаше своме спасењу цијело Хришћанство, јер име Ђурђа Кастриотића бјеше највеће страшило за Османлије.  More than one of |pages= and |page= specified (help)
  • Mary Edith Durham (1909). High Albania. E. Arnold. Retrieved 25 July 2013. According to the most recent research (see Pastor's Lives of the Popes, and Hertzburg's Byzantiner und Osmanen), Skenderbeg was of Slav origin, 
  • Ivanić, Ivan (1910). Maćedonija i maćedondži. Štampa Savića i Komp. p. 80. 1778 г. преписа хиландарски калуђер неку историју о Скендербегу из „древнога рукописа“, у којој се историји врло често назива Маћедонија српском земљом, а Кастриот „од колена краљева македонских тоест сербских“ и т. д. 
  • Carl Skottsberg (1918). The islands of Juan Fernandez. American geographical society. p. 350. Retrieved 2 August 2013. The national hero of the Albanians, Skanderbeg, was, as is well known, of Serbo- Albanian origin. 
  • Cvijić, Jovan (1918), La péninsule balkanique: géographie humaine (in French), Paris: A. Colin, p. 160, OCLC 5956995, Skanderbeg, était d'origine serbo-albanaise 
  • Seymour Stevenson, Francis (1971) [1912], A History of Montenegro, New York: Arno Press, p. 73, 85, ISBN 9780405027758, Scanderbeg, the national hero of Albanians, was of Serbian origin 
  • R. Stepanović, Milutin R. (1913), Srbi a Bugari u proslosti i sadasnjosti, p. 10, Раније и у томе времену поједина властела (Србин Ђорђе Кастриот Скендербег) осећала су да они и азијски Турци немају, сем вере свога народа или своје, ништа заједничко, и почела су се бунити 
  • Pipa, Arshi (1959), "Komunizmi dhe shkrimtarët shqiptarë [Communism and Albanian Writers]", Shqiptari i lirë, New York, p. 3, OCLC 649510043, archived from the original on 10 January 2012, retrieved 10 January 2012, Frang Bardhi... raised his voice to defend the Albanian identity of Scanderbeg against a Slavic Catholic priest who claimed that our national hero was a Slav. 
  • Walter Kolarz (1972). Myths and realities in eastern Europe. Kennikat Press. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-8046-1600-3. Retrieved 2 August 2013. But it is not on these facts alone that the Serbs found their claim that Skanderbeg, alias Georg Kastriotich, is one of their own people; they are in fact able to publish the whole genealogy of the Kastriotich family and also to cite Skanderbeg's... 
  • Paul G. Partington (1979). Who's Who on the Postage Stamps of Eastern Europe. Scarecrow Press, Incorporated. p. 379. ISBN 978-0-8108-1266-6. Retrieved 2 August 2013. .. was George Kastriota. Born about 1404, his family of Serbian origin. 
  • Savić, Radmila (1989), Arbanasi na srpskom tlu (in Serbo-Croatian), Belgrade: Sfairos, p. 17, ISBN 9788681277294, OCLC 21153470, Све ово показује да је Скендербег био Србин 
  • Velikonja, Mitja (1998), Bosanski religijski mozaiki: religije in nacionalne mitologije v zgodovini Bosne in Hercegovine (in Slovenian), Ljubljana: Znanstveno in publicistično središče, p. 126, ISBN 9789616294041, OCLC 42688364, archived from the original on 23 March 2011, Podobno kot slovanske muslimane so Srbi obravnavali tudi Albance: ali kot albanizirane Srbe (Arnautuše; tudi albanski narodni junak Skenderbeg naj bi bil Srb) 
  • Harry Hodgkinson, Skanderbeg, Learning Design; illustrated edition (1999), ISBN 978-1-873928-13-4 "Since everything in the Balkans has to be turned into political effect, both Greeks and Slavs have claimed Scanderbeg as one of themselves."
  • Лазо М Костић (2000). Његош и српство. Српска радикална странка. p. 384. ISBN 978-86-7402-035-7. Retrieved 22 June 2013. Пре свега, он и није прави Арнаутин, јер је по танкој линији Србин 
  • Lubonja, Fatos (2000), Historija po konjaku (in Bosnian), Sarajevo: BH Dani, Nedavno sam, recimo, pisao o mitovima i spomenuo Skenderbega i Kosovo Polje. Rekao sam kako su Albanci zaboravili da je Skenderbeg Slaven, 

Tertiary sources, literature, newspapers and miscellaneous[edit]

Tertiary sources[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Čupić, Nikola (1900), Godišnjica Nikole Čupića, 20, Štampa Državne štamparije Kraljevine Jugoslavije, А то опет значи да Скендербег и није био Арбанас кад му се име није сачувало у традицији код Арбанаса. И заиста ... борац за слободу је био Арбанас већ Србин. С тога српски народ и не греши кад га у својим песмама пева као свога јунака. 
  • Stevan, Sremac (1932), Celokupna dela Stevana Sremca, 7, p. 419, Скендер-бег у души својој остаде Србин Ђурађ и једнако гајаше у срцу свом жељу за осветом отмичару слободе, вере и домовине његове. 
  • Ilić, Vojislav (1961), Sabrana dela (in Serbian), 2, Belgrade: Prosveta, p. 291, OCLC 313545567, Стари се диви Киру и Ханибалу, нови Наполеону, а средњи вијек Жишки — Чеху и Кастриотићу Србину 

Journals and newspapers[edit]

  • Schmitt, Oliver (2009), Skanderbeg. Der neue Alexander auf dem Balkan (in German), Verlag Friedrich Pustet, ISBN 978-3-7917-2229-0, Skanderbegs Mutter Vojsava war eine Serbin aus der einflussreichen Familie Brankovic. Der Name des Stammes Kastrioti leitet sich laut Schmitt vermutlich vom griechischen Wort «kastron» (Festung) ab 
  • Filipova, Snežana (2007), Macedonian Herald (PDF), Macedonian Heraldry Society, archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2012, Spored d­r Petar Popovski znameto na Skenderbeg, Mijak od semejstvoto Kastrioti  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); soft hyphen character in |quote= at position 9 (help)
  • Chronicles, 29, Rockford Institute, 2005, p. 33, OCLC 13313430, Skanderbeg (the half-Serb, half-Albanian 
  • Boškovski, Milan (October 14, 2005), Ќе се докажува македонското потекло на Скендербег (Macedonian origin of Skanderbeg will be proven) (in Macedonian), Macedonia: Vreme online, ...Според него, мајката на Скендербег, Воисава, била Македонка од Полог 
  • Popovski, Petar (October 14, 2005), Ќе се докажува македонското потекло на Скендербег (Macedonian origin of Skanderbeg will be proven) (in Macedonian), Macedonia: Vreme online, изјави оти смета дека градските власти на Скопје мора на Георгија Кастриот да му постават споменик во центарот на градот, зашто тој имал чисто македонско потекло. Поповски побара од градските власти на споменикот да се напише: „Георгија Кастриот - Искендер, втор Александар Македонски“. 
  • Chronicles. Rockford Institute. 2005. p. 33. Retrieved 2 August 2013. Skanderbeg (the half-Serb, half-Albanian who held off the Turkish hordes...) 
  • Kovaćević, Branislav (1912), Арбанашка политика и граница XV вијека према западу, 55, Cetinje, Montenegro: Glas Crnogorca, пише да се Иван Кастриот, отац јунака Ђорђа Кастриота Скендербега оженио са Српкињом Војиславом, која му "изроди јунака Ђорђа" 
  • Brankovo kolo za zabavu, pouku i književnost (in Serbian), 11, Sremski Karlovci: Paja Marković Adamov, 1906, OCLC 449838922, Скендербегова породица је била словенског порекла. Његов по оцу прадед Бранко беше још 1368. на двору Александра, господара Авлонског. Отац му Иван, који беше управљао земљом на реци Мат, бранио се помоћу Млечана од Турака 
  • von Hahn, Johann Georg (1869), Denkschriften / Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse (in German), Wien: aus der Kaiserlich-königlichen hof- und staatsdruckerei [etc.], p. 116, OCLC 174080134, dass Skanderbeg aus einer serbischen Adelsfamilie stamme, die zur Zeit der serbischen Gewaltherrschaft mit den vorgenannten Landschaften belehnt wurde. Die slavischen Namensformen der Kastrioten dürften sogar zu der Annahme führen, dass deren Versetzung nach Albanien noch zu neu war, um sie vollkommen zu albanisiren. Wenn nun, wie wir in der ersten Abtheilung dieses Werkes erwiesen zu haben glauben, die ursprüngliche Besitzung dieses Geschlechtes in dem Grenzgebirge zwischen Diwra und Matja lag und dasselbe selbst slavischen Ursprungs war, so erklärt Skanderbeg's serbische Abstammung zwar einestheils den grossen Ein- fluss, welchen er nach Barletius Versicherung auf die slavisch sprechenden Bewohner von Ober-Diwra ausübte; sie erschwert aber anderntheils die Antwort auf die Frage, wie es ihm gelingen konnte, sich an die Spitze der adelsstolzen Urgeschlechter von Mittel-Albanien zu schwingen. ... (Skanderbeg came from a Serbian noble family, which was granted a tenure at the time of Serbian rule over the aforementioned region. The Slavic name forms of Kastriotis probably led to the belief that they were recently transfered to Albania and therefore were not fully Albanized. If, as we think we have proved in the first part of this work, was the original estate of this family in the border mountains between Dibra and Matja and the same self-Slavic origin, was so declared Scanderbeg's Serbian descent but a part, the great influence, which he exercised after Barletius insurance on the Slavic-speaking inhabitants of Upper Diwra, but it complicates other part, the answer to the question of how it could succeed him to swing at the top of the haughty Urgeschlechter of Central Albania) 

Miscellaneous[edit]

Table[edit]

List of sources about disputed ethnicity of Skanderbeg

Name of the author and scholar position Work title Quote Link Link to section with dispute
Leopold von Ranke, one of the founders of modern source-based history History of the Servian People 1848 Leipzig, Germany Count Leopold Ranke In Albania, a prince of Serb origin, George Kastriotovoitch Skenderbeg, fought the Turks with great valour as the prince of Albania Example [1]
Paul Rovinski Paul Rovinski Russian emmisary and historian quoted from: "Glas Crnogorca" 1899 .in the time of national awakening for the Albanians - Skenderbeg was as much of a Serb as he was an Albanian...in him there was much Serb blood. His mother Vojislava was a Serb princess and the names of most of Skenderbeg's sisters were Serb...Mara, Jela, Angelina, Valica and his brothers were: Stanisa, Konstantin. Skenderbeg's sister Mara was married to Stefan Crnojevic, lord of Zeta, who with the Zetans helped Skenderbeg for 24 years in the wars against the Turks. According to the Catholic priest of Shkodra Marin Barleci, the Turks unearhed Skenderbeg's remains and distributed them amongst themsleves 'as amulets Example [2]
L. Diefenbach "Zeine Familie War Slavishen Ursprungs" Brlin, Germany 1895 Skenderbeg, a personally brave man was of Serb descent and was so useful, that he was respected by the Albanians, as well. He was the son of Ivan Kastrioti. His mother was Vojislava, daughter of the Prince of Polog Example [3]
Teodoro Spanduci On the origin of the Ottoman emperors, 1538 The sultan was concerned by the discord in Albania, and he thought it best to be done with it by taking over the place. For some time it had been ruled by Skanderbeg, a most valiant man of Serbian origin. [4] [5]
Example Example Branilo (+ assassinato a Jannina nel 1379 circa), di origine serba, Governatore di Jannina nel 1368. Sposa N.N. Giovanni (+ ca. 1443), Signore di Mat (confermato 1471) e di Vumenestia 1406/1438. Voisava Tripalda, figlia del signore serbo di Polog Example [6]
Example Example "Page scanned from an English book showing the crest of the Kastrioti together with other contemporary Serb noble families" because it calls the Lastriota family "Kastriotovich" and places their crest by the names and crests of Brankovic, Hrebeljanovic, Nemanjic, Balsic, Kotromanic, Mrnjavcevic' - ALL OF WHICH ARE SERB NOBLE FAMILIES from Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia." Example [7]
Marin Barleti Example "John Kastrioti was married to Voisave, the daughter of the ruler of Pollogus, a country that lies between Tetovo and Skopje. One part of the population of Pollogus besides Bulgarian was Albanian, the family of Tribalda or “Triballorum princeps”. It was from this marriage that John Kastrioti had five girls and four boys." link to text [8]
Example Example Example Web site with Serb heraldic symbols [9]
Georges T. Petrovitch Scander-beg (Georges Castriota); Essai de bibliographie raisonnee, (Paris, 1881); Pisko, Skanderbeg, historische Studie (Vienna, 1895) SCANDERBEG, or ISKENDER BEY (1403-1467), known also as the Dragon of Albania, the national hero of the Albanians, was the son of John (Giovanni) Castriota, lord of Kroia and of the Mirdite country in northern Albania, and of a Servian princess named Vaisava. Link to the text [10]
Scanderbeg "addressing to the sovereign of Taranta Ioannis Antonio" and “in his letter to the Italian Ursini in 1460.” "my forefathers were Epirotes from which Pyrrhus rose that only the Romans could push back “. Example [11]
the All Turkish biographer of Ali, Ahmet Moyfjt Example "in the year 1443 he escaped from the Ottoman camp of Morava the Greek sovereign Kastriotis and went to the seat of his ancestors, the Kroia". Example [12]
Italian A. Salvi in the tragedy of (1718) Greco Georgios Kastriotis Example [13]
C. Randall in 1810 Grecian Hero Example [14]
Swedish Barrau Example Greek Example [15]
Olaus Rudbeck Example Greek Example [16]
French of historical Paganel Paganel: Histoire de Scanderbey, Paris 1855 he is evidently a Greek Example [17]
Danish Franz Nte Zesse'n Example Question is, if also this Georgios Kastriotis is able to be considered Albanian, after he was son of Greek of Ioannis Kastriotis and of a Serbian princess Example [18]
Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Skanderbeg the "was the son of John (Giovanni) Castriota, lord of Kroia and of the Mirdite country of northern Albania, and of a Servian princess named Vaisava" Example [19]
Encyclopedia Italianna Example the grandfather of Scanderbeg was probably "Branilo Castriot", and he was named by him Example [20]
New Student's Reference Work Example Scanderbeg. (Iskander Beg or Bey), an Albanian chieftain, was born in Albania, about 1403, of Servian parents. Example [21]
Georgina Mary Sebright and Adelina Paulina Irby Travels in the Slavonic provinces Example Example [22]
Chambers Biographical Dictionary Example "of Serbian descent" Example [23]
Pisko Julius Skanderbeg. Historische Studie, Wien, 1894, pp.115-116 claiming Bulgarian ethnicity of Scanderbeg Example [24]
William Joseph Buckley Kosovo: contending voices on Balkan interventions, Publisher William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2000 ISBN 0802838898, p. 101. Mother of Scanderbeg (Vojsava) was Slav Example [25]
A. Picard Compte rendu du Congrès scientifique international des Catholiques tenu a Paris du 1er au 6 avril 1891: section. Sciences religieuses, Volume 2 of Compte rendu du Congrès scientifique international des Catholiques tenu, 1891 Voisava, princesse Bulgare ou Serbe Example [26]
Chambers's encyclopaedia: a dictionary of universal knowledge, Volume 7 Example "Voisava, Servian princess" link [27]
John Clark Ridpath The Standard American encyclopedia of arts, sciences, history, biography, geography, statistics, and general knowledge Example link [28]
Alexander W. Hidden The Ottoman dynasty Princess Voisava of Servian descent link to text [29]
Walter Yust Encyclopædia Britannica was of Serbian origin link to text [30]
Islamic Research Institute (Pakistan), Central Institute of Islamic Research (Pakistan) Islamic studies Greek hero Skanderbeg link to text [31]
William Safran, Ramón Máiz Identity and Territorial Autonomy in Plural Societies This force was led by John Kastrioti, who was of mixed Albanian-Serbian origin link to the text [32]
Patrick Hondus Can Serbs and Albanians live together? - Western Balkans Security Observer-English Edition, 2007 - CEEOL On the other hand, Skenderbeg, the legendary Albanian hero, is seemingly of an ethnically mixed background, with his mother reportedly being a Serb. link to text [33]
Johann Georg von Hahn "Albanesische Studien", Bd. 1-3, Jena 1854, reprint Dion.Karavias, Athen 1981 Die Serben vindiciren sogar Skenderhey ala den ihrigen und sind wenigstens gegen sein Andenken dankharer. link to the text [34]
Fan Stilian Noli George Castroiti Scanderbeg (1405-1468) He characterizes Scanderbeg as "per natura Serviano" Link [35]
Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Denkschriften, Volume 16 "Skanderbeg uomo valente e per natura Serviano" link Example
G. MUIR MACKENZIE, A. P. IRBY TRAVELS IN THE SLAVONIC PROVINCES OF TURKEY-IN-EUROPE Finally, after the breaking-up, first of the czardom, and then of Zeta itself, we find the Albanians under separate princes; but these princes — for instance, Scanderbeg himself— are relatives and allies of the Serbs. link Not clear about what kind of relative?
Clement Clarke Moore, a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College, now Columbia University. George Castriot, surnamed Scanderbeg, king of Albania, D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway, New York 1850, page 9 youngest son of Grecian prince ... link to online text [36]
Oliver Schmitt, a professor of South-East European history on Vienna University Skanderbeg. Der neue Alexander auf dem Balkan, Verlag Friedrich Pustet, 2009, ISBN 978-3-7917-2229-0 Skanderbegs Mutter Vojsava war eine Serbin aus der einflussreichen Familie Brankovic. Der Name des Stammes Kastrioti leitet sich laut Schmitt vermutlich vom griechischen Wort «kastron» (Festung) ab. link [37]
Robert Elsie, an expert in Albanian culture and affairs. Benjamin Disraeli and Scanderbeg. The novel 'The Rise of Iskander' (1833) as a contribution to Britain's literary discovery of Albania, page 10 George Castriota13 (1405-1468), now the Albanian national hero, stemmed from a family of landowners from the Dibër region in northeastern Albania who were no doubt of mixed Albanian- Slavic ancestry link [38]
Petar Petrović Njegoš, a Prince-Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Montenegro and a ruler who transformed Montenegro from a theocracy into a secular state. The Pseudo Tsar Stephen the Small, Trieste 1851 та витеза Скендербега Ђура (... - на ујаке Ђуро налицаше, на Балшиће, на српске кнежеве), (knight Skanderbeg Đuro, who resembles his uncles, Balšići, serbian princes link [39]
Olsi Jazexhi, born in Tirana, Department of History and Civilization, The European University Institute, Firenze, Italy, Another approach towards certain "exported" myths on Albanian historiography between occident and islam Scanderbeg ... No matter what the historical facts might have been twisted, he is and will never be accepted from Albanian Muslims as the greatest defender of Christianity against Islâm or as a symbol of Albanian-Serbian brotherhood (since his mother was a Serb woman).. link archived link
Antonina Zhelyazkova, PhD in History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations. Albanian Identities, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (IMIR), 2000 It is a curious circumstance that Skanderbeg's mother was a Slav woman, according to some sources a Bulgarian named Voisava, a fact recorded in an anonymous Venetian chronicle: "Huic uxor fuit Voisava, Pologi Domini filia, est autem Pologum oppidum in Macedoniae et Bulgarie confinibus" [40] Example
Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, Sir John Goronwy Edwards The English historical review: Volume 28, 1913 He adduces geographical, tribal, and historical arguments to prove that Albanian unity is impossible, and he instances the co-operation of Ivan Crnojevic' with Skanderbeg (himself of Servian origin) [41] Example
Gëzim I. Alpion, PhD in sociology, Albanian Alpion, Gëzim I., Mother Teresa: saint or celebrity?, New York: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-39246-2, retrieved April 4, 2011  Unknown parameter |firstn= ignored (help); More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help) So for instance, according to uncorroborated speculations, Skanderbeg's family allegedly had a "foreign" connection. Even if such "alien" link prove to be true, this would not make him less Albanian, and it certainly does not prove that he was a "Slav" - Macedonian, Serb, Bulgarian - as some Balkan scholars and politicians hypothesize.... In September 2004, Eleonora Petrova-Mitrevska, a member of the Macedonian parliament, declared that Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg is Macedonian ... he allegedly had a Slavic connection... [42]
Raymond Detrez ( a Belgian academic, affiliated with the University of Ghent , where he is responsible for the courses Eastern European history and cultural history , Eastern European literature (other than Russian) and South Slavic languages ​​and at the Catholic University of Leuven , where he teaches the history of the Balkans. His research area focuses on South East Europe (the Balkans). Detrez is an authority in his field, recognized at home and abroad) , Pieter Plas holds a Ph.D. in East European languages and cultures from Ghent University, where he is currently affiliated with the Centre for Southeast European Studies. His main academic interests are in Slavic folklore, anthropology and ethnolinguistics, with emphasis on the Balkan Slavs. Developing cultural identity in the Balkans: convergence vs divergence Skanderbeg as Slav warior [43]
Peter R. Prifti, Albanian-American scholar Land of Albanians: a crossroad of pain and pride He was and is to this day the admired National Hero of the Albanian nation. The article becomes even more contentious when it asserts that Skanderbeg's father, John (his given Albanian name was Gjon) Kastrioti, was "of Serbian origin"! [44]
Francisco Veiga, a doctorate in history , political analyst expert in Southeast Europe ( Balkans ) and Turkey and Professor of Contemporary History and Current from the Autonomous University of Barcelona "El Turco", 2006, page 558 Skanderbeg se convirtió en la figura central de culto del nacionalismo albanés. Pero como en el caso deJános Hunyádi, fue utilizado activamente en las modernas disputas. Así, el padre de Skanderbeg habría sido el serbio Jovan... [45] Example
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